Winter 2015

Publisher's column for the Winter 2015 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Nobody is perfect. What are our ethical obligations when we are experiencing physical, emotional, social, or spiritual distress that impairs our ability to practice social work competently? Read more

Ethics 3 Comments

Tips and tricks that help you guess on the licensure exam are dangerous. Learn to think like a social worker to pass the social work exam. Read more

Education & Credentials

For many new social workers, working with families has become an uphill struggle. Still, families need help and social workers are trained to help. So how do we mix the two? Read more

Practice 14 Comments

The interview is not just about letting the employer know you are qualified. You need to make a connection, so the employer wants to hire you. Read more

Careers 4 Comments

Interest in international social work has been growing in recent decades. You can do international social work without leaving home by working with refugees. Read more


Writing may not be in your job description, but in most social work settings, writing is part of the job. Learn to make your writing readable. Read more


Applying to graduate school is a bit daunting for many. Don't delay. Just get started! Read more

Education & Credentials

What does it take to become a social work professor? Read more


Racial equity work requires recognizing systemic oppression and changing the way systems function. To do this, we must be guided by a set of principles that help us identify barriers and pitfalls, and lead us in learning skills and strategies to Read more

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Short film ReMoved raises awareness about foster care. Read more

Reviews & Commentary 6 Comments

Most parents did not grow up in the digital age, but their children create whole worlds and friendship circles through the Internet. The value of these technologies in children’s lives is hotly debated. Read more


Book review of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, by Stephanie Buehler, reviewed by Elizabeth Russell. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Career Reflections of Social Work Educators, by Spencer Zeiger, reviewed by Peter Kindle. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of The Ethics of Private Practice, by Jeffrey E. Barnett, Jeffrey Zimmerman, & Steven Walfish, reviewed by Mila Ruiz Tecala. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Review of the book Legacies of the War on Poverty, by Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger, reviewed by Garrett Hanson. Read more

Reviews & Commentary


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