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Connecting People

Martin Webber

Loneliness is currently a key concern for policymakers, researchers and practitioners across health and social care. Several initiatives have been recently established to address this. One of these, which brings together researchers from different disciplines to. Blog Connecting People

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Let’s Play! Ideas for Relational Direct Work with Children (on a shoestring)

Learning Social Worker

Social workers and practitioners across the helping professions are required to undertake ‘direct work’ with children and their families. I have been asked to offer ideas to help those getting started (or those who are underconfident) to get started.

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An open letter to those who work with the Texas OOHDNR

Hospice Social Work

My fellow healthcare workers: We can do a better job managing out of hospital do not resuscitate orders. I know we can, because we’re more competent than our handling of DNRs has been. DNRs are not rocket surgery.

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A Window on Christmas

The Vintage Social Worker

It was nearly 8am this morning when I walked the dog. It was dark, wet and as thoroughly unpleasant a morning as it is possible to be at this time of the year. The dark dank days of November and December are only brightened for most of us by the prospect of Christmas.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

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It’s Time for a Change in How We Design, Develop, Test and Disseminate Empirically Supported Treatments

Society of Clinical Psychology

There is nothing short of a changing of the guard occurring in the United States healthcare system, writ large, including the mental health system.

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Wednesday NetWORK 08/2018

Network for Social Work Management

The post Wednesday NetWORK 08/2018 appeared first on The Network for Social Work Management. Community Voice

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Storify – Broken page links

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Please note that, throughout this blog, I make extensive use of twitter conversations saved on Storify – I used that site for years to help me collate my thoughts and save conversations with others. Sadly, Storify closed in 2018 so those links no longer work.

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Navigating Conversations About Race, Racism and Privilege

Simmons University

While most ethnic and racial groups acknowledge that racism and discrimination exist in the U.S., they have differing opinions about the effects on specific communities.

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Test Preparation and Test Taking

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam

There's more to effective exam prep than cramming lots of information into your head. This is especially true for the LCSW exam, which tests not only your understanding of social work essentials, but your ability to use them flexibly in various contexts. A vignette may offer an easily identifiable set of symptoms, but don't be surprised if the question takes a sudden turn. Instead of asking, "What is the BEST diagnosis?"--the

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Michigan, Harvard partner to solve poverty in Detroit

Michigan Girl's Café

This is fantastic news for my hometown, Detroit. and Harvard University have formed new partnerships to bring actionable change through research and community engagement. With Harvard's new president, Lawrence Bacow, a native Michigander, supporting the effort, this project will bring immense opportunities for researchers to study and propose effective interventions that help the residents of Detroit.

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Supporting informal carers

Martin Webber

Here’s the text of a blog I’ve just posted on the Social Care Elf. Informal carers of people with long-term health problems or disabilities are essential providers of social care in the UK and across. Adult social care Social Care Elf

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Ouch! Appreciative Inquiry without the appreciation. How easy is using a strengths-based approach?

Learning Social Worker

“Do as I say, not as I do!” was an expression that I heard frequently when I was growing up. Adults behaved in one way but expected children to behave in another.

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Service recovery vs. obfuscation in hospice

Hospice Social Work

Let’s talk about patient/family complaints. By doing excellent work (which I hope this website helps you to do), and by working for a good hospice (and they do exist!), you can be fortunate enough to avoid having to deal with complaints too often.

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Care Leavers, Kinder Shores and the future Part 1

The Vintage Social Worker

It was Care Leavers week recently and the media coverage was poor to say the least. There was, of course, the inevitable national coverage of leaving foster care and the happy successes but at a local level, here at least, it was very poor.

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Identifying Mechanisms of Change in Clinical Supervision

Society of Clinical Psychology

This is a Section 10 Student Blog Post on identifying mechanisms of change in clinical supervision written by Lucas Zullo , a fourth year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and his clinical supervisor, Dr. Mona Robbins.

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Speaking event

Jaeran Kim

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) conference this coming August. Please consider attending! 2018 NACAC conference flyer

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Resources for Integrated Care

Network for Social Work Management

The post Resources for Integrated Care appeared first on The Network for Social Work Management. Community Voice

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Every Day Carry: Crisis Team Edition

Social Work Tech

I made this video to show you the (many) things I carry in my bag, a Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase that I pack especially for working my side-gig at the Crisis Team at a local hospital where I do psychiatric assessments on people brought in on involuntary hold. Below, I have the list of what I have.

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Mental health detentions increase during Conservative Governments

Martin Webber

The use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England has increased considerably between 1984 and 2016. A new analysis of this trend has been published in the October edition of the British Journal of. Approved Mental Health Professionals Mental health social work

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Registration opens for ICSW 2019

Martin Webber

Registration for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health is now open. Hosted by the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research from 22-26 July 2019 at the University of. ICSW 2019

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Smartphones do not cause loneliness

Martin Webber

There seems to be a pervasive concern that use of our smartphones or tablets is associated with the widely-reported increase in loneliness in the UK and many other countries. Rather than being the cause, I. Loneliness Social media

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Shaping the future of social work in health and mental health

Martin Webber

The call for abstracts for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health to be held in York in July 2019 has been published today. This conference is held every three years, ICSW 2019 International Centre for Mental Health Social Research

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Building social work research capacity in India

Martin Webber

The work of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research in India continued this week with a visit to the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. Our focus this week has been supporting a new. India International Centre for Mental Health Social Research Social work research

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Addressing social factors in chronic disease in India

Martin Webber

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) hosted a visit to the University of York from its collaborators from India and Australia in April as part of a project developing social interventions for. India International Centre for Mental Health Social Research

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Sharing Lived Experience in Mental Health Services

Martin Webber

Jonny Lovell, PhD student in the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research at the University of York, has recently completed his thesis on sharing lived experience in mental health services. He conducted this research. International Centre for Mental Health Social Research PhD research

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The (Not So) Secret Life of a Social Work Academic

Martin Webber

What do social work academics do in their spare time? Well, they ride a bike across America, of course! OK, so that’s a bit extreme. But it’s exactly what a colleague of mine has done. Cycling

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Liberate social work from its procedural constraints

Martin Webber

Social work in the UK needs to be freed from its organisational constraints in order to be more effective. Across child and family social work, adult social work and mental health social work, practitioners are. Social work practice Social work research

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Being a trustee of the Ripon Museum Trust

Martin Webber

I had never previously considered becoming a trustee of a museum, but when the opportunity became available I jumped at it. I first visited the three Ripon museums with my family on a rainy day. Ripon Ripon Musuem Trust

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It’s time for political change

Martin Webber

As a social worker, I work for social justice and social change. While this can happen within the individuals, families and communities we work with, this is no longer sufficient. It is political change which. Blog Brexit Poverty

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Mental health apps: The importance of evidence for publicly available apps

Society of Clinical Psychology

Search for “mental health”, “stress”, “depression” or “anxiety” on the iOS or Android app stores and you’re confronted with a bewildering array of choices.

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Secure Your Own Mask Before Assisting Others

Society of Clinical Psychology

This is a student blog piece written by Natalie Hong, a third year doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at Florida International University.

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Diversity in Mental Health Treatment: Section Student 10 Blog

Society of Clinical Psychology

This Section 10 Student Blog piece by Bridgett Boxley discusses the important issue of diversity in mental health treatment. It is a widely accepted concept in social and clinical psychology that self-identification begins with acceptance and exclamation of one’s chosen identity.

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Religious chauvinism in hospice

Hospice Social Work

Imagine you are sitting with a beloved family member who has only a few days or a few hours left to live. A member of the hospice you’ve hired gently and reverently enters the room. She sits with you and your loved one and quietly holds the space.

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