Winter 2017

Few would dispute that social work is the profession of hope. Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark shares 10 essentials of hope for social workers to keep in mind. Read more

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Do you know the difference between marketing yourself and selling yourself? Marketing is about knowing your value and being able to articulate it to others. These tips will help you market to social work employers. Read more

Careers 2 Comments

How much and what should social workers document? Allan Barsky outlines the ethics of social work documentation. Read more


A recurring issue for social work students in field placement is that of the slow rate of client change. Understanding the Stages of Change Model allows you to meet clients where they are in regard to readiness to change. Read more

Field Placement

Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are leading to a neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) epidemic. Legislators in some states have focused efforts on criminalization rather than treatment. Read more


The final installment of the Achieving Racial Equity Through Social Work series focuses on taking action. Read more

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The BSW program at the University of Montevallo in Alabama is testing out a VR group dynamics simulator. The simulator, once it is developed further, will immerse one student at a time within a virtual setting. Read more


The role of a social work licensing board is to protect the public. It can be easy for social workers to confuse what the board does and what the board does not have the authority to accomplish. Read more

Education & Credentials 1 Comments

Listening to and learning from each patient and letting them determine their own goals are the principles at the heart of person-centered social work. Read more


What movies must social workers see in 2017? Our movie reviewer Addison Cooper has three suggestions. Read more

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Social work in sports is a broad and emerging specialization within the greater field of social work. There are many issues that are uniquely or primarily related to sports and athletes, and there is a growing need for social workers in this field. Read more

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Book review of The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships. Read more

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Book review of Overcoming Destructive Anger. Read more

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Book review of Clinical Assessment for Social Workers: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 4th ed. Read more

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Book review of Photo Explorations: A Girl’s Guide to Self-Discovery Through Photography, Writing and Drawing. Read more

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Book review of No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions Read more

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Book review of Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide. Read more

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