Winter 2009

I would say it is perhaps the most important assignment I have been directed to produce; my personal journey with theory is the essence of the assignment. Yes, theory, that awful word that pops out of every professor’s mouth, a word that many student Read more


Social work and music have always been intertwined for me. Lately, I have been hearing more and more about social workers who use music and the other arts in their work. It seems like a natural fit. Read more

Practice 2 Comments

Social workers who love incorporating music into their work might consider additional training in music therapy or therapeutic music. But even those not interested in such practices themselves might consider incorporating the services of such Read more


My first semester in spring 2008 included Research Methods I and Social Work Practice With Individuals and Families. When I entered the classroom on the first day, I noticed I was the only White female in the room. There were five African American Read more

Education & Credentials

This article focuses on cultivating your purpose in social work. Our previous three columns invited you to clarify your unique purpose, understand the purpose of social work, and to use the insights you gained to begin to create your purpose. Read more

, Careers

Many professionals enter into the field of social work to help others grow and improve their life circumstances. Yet, when working with clients, social workers must maintain clear boundaries to assure professional integrity and responsibility. On any Read more

Ethics 13 Comments


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