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Women of Color in Tech and/or Futures/Foresight Work

Social Work Futures

Have you seen the film “The Social Dilemma?” In a previous post, I shared a couple of fine reviews specifically concerning the lack of diverse representation in the film – particularly when it comes to breakthrough thinking, practicing, research and imagining about the future in tech and beyond. Most concerning is the lack of inclusion of the voices of Women of Color who have been conducting important work in this space for many years.

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How to make supervision work for you

Save the Social Worker

You probably already know this. You need good supervision to progress as a social worker. Not supervision that tells you what to do. But supervision that works with you, for you. How do you do that? But more importantly, why should you do that? Let’s start with what good supervision looks like, before we go into how to make your own supervision better.

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Pinterest Assignment for the Social Work Classroom

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

A few years back, my colleague, Dr. Lisa Baker at Samford University’s Department of Social Work , and I collaborated on a study about a technology-meditated assignment that we developed for a Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) course. Our goal was to breathe some new life into a stale assignment. In this post, I want to share how we approached the development, assessment, and dissemination of our study related to this tech-mediated assignment.

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Social work is needed

Martin Webber

Our research has identified a potential role for social workers in addressing social risk factors for cardiovascular disease in India.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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He Died Waiting: A book with a purpose

Learning Social Worker

In this blog, I shall tell you about my book that I have written in the hope of changing hearts, minds, and practice. I am pretty excited about the prospect of seeing my first book in print. He Died Waiting: Learning the lessons – a bereaved mother’s view of mental health services is based on my experiences as a mother and as a social worker. Inevitably my story is biased.

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Ideological Bias in Social Sciences and Implications for Clinical Practice

Society of Clinical Psychology

Over the decades, the American Psychological Association (APA) and other professional psychology organizations have provided considerable leadership towards the advocacy of equality. This commitment has undergirded the call for multicultural competency and humility in professional clinical practice and research and across a range of individual and group differences.

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Top Mental Health Blogs for 2020—the Bestest Year EVER!

A Splintered Mind

All was not terrible in 2020. The press will try to convince you otherwise, but their job is to panic you into thinking the world is ending any minute…again…so that you click on their news links to help them make money. I'm sure your personal life is filled with happy events that spit in the eye of Cynicism 2020. In fact, I'm positive I can rattle off dozens of such events in my own personal life.

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Mindful Monsters Feelings Chart

Creative Play Therapist

Click for your free download. This feelings can be found in the "Mindful Monsters Therapeutic Workbook" along with close to 100 other interventions, coloring pages, crafts and worksheets. The workbook can be used on its own, or alongside the children's book "Be Mindful of Monsters.". Visit BumbleBLS.com/Shop to buy these books. “Be Mindful of Monsters” is an early reader created to help children understand and cope with powerful emotions.

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Good Grief! Coping with grief & loss

Millennial Social Worker

Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”. ? Jamie Anderson. Many of us have experienced some form of grief this year. We have all felt its weight in one way or the other.

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sanity, madness, the family. and the kettle

Clinical Philosophy

In Where's the Problem? Rachel Cooper offers us, amongst other things, a reading of a central aspect of Laing & Esterson's classic Sanity, Madness and the Family. Much of her paper is concerned with evaluating the idea that mental disorders are or are not 'in' the individuals diagnosed with them. I want to leave off discussion of philosophical psychiatry's curious use of that preposition for another time; for now the focus shall be on her reading of Laing & Esterson (hereafter: Laing).

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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Meeting Download from the Institute for the Future’s Annual 10-Year-Forecast – September 2020

Social Work Futures

The week before last, the Institute for the Future (where I have a Research Fellowship affiliation) had their annual “Ten Year Forecast” meeting. It is always a robust, engaging – and sometimes unsettling gathering. I learn so much every year – thought I’d summarize the high points I took away. I did a download of the meeting – check it out!!

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How investing teaches social service strategy

Save the Social Worker

Table of Contents. 1. Introduction. 2. Who are you to tell me this? 3. Because let’s face it…. 4. Strategy is playing people chess, not people checkers. 5. Successful strategy is in the day-to-day course correction. What are the practical steps? 6. Successful strategy is a habit. 7. But I’m just a member of staff! Be active, not passive. Manage your boss.

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11 New Year Resolutions for the Social Worker & Therapist

Social Work Bubble

Before diving into my New Year Resolutions, let’s remind ourselves what effective goals look like. Creating SMART goals can hold us accountable, and describe goals in more realistic ways. It means our goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Oriented. With this magic formula in mind, you can be sure to create goals that you CAN and WILL achieve.

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Let’s talk about mental health

Martin Webber

On World Mental Heath Day here is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of social connections for our mental health.

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5 Yoga Poses to Try When Anxiety Hits

Beautiful Voyager

Panic attacks from anxiety are nothing new and nothing to be ashamed of. The annoying time when your body preps for fight or flight can be nerve-racking, especially when your brain knows that there’s no real danger. Some symptoms of panic attack include pain or tightness in chest, a sense of impending danger, trembling, dizziness and nausea, shortness of breath, heart pounding, and sweating But the good news is, yoga can help you with some of these uncomfortable physical symptoms.

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Being a Black Clinician During Dual Pandemics: A Trainee Perspective

Society of Clinical Psychology

To say that 2020 has been a “hard” year is almost facetious. The truth of the matter is, for many people 2020 has been a series of struggles at the hands of two pandemics, one that was novel and the other that was not. In being frank, 2020 was arguably disproportionately more difficult for Black people than any other group. African Americans in the United States had (and likely continue to have) more infections, hospitalizations, and subsequent deaths from COVID-19 than any other racial/ethnic g

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Thanks For the Memories

Shelter, Inc

“Every child deserves a happy childhood, one they would not be sad to remember later on.” – unknown. . ‘Tis the holiday season when gift-giving plays a prominent role. Much time is spent finding the perfect toy, the right-size clothes, or anything for that hard-to-shop-for relative. Too often, we forget the best gift of all is a happy memory.

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Black Social Workers Speak Out About Social Work Education - Andre? Marcel Harris, BSW; Dashawna J. Fussell-Ware, MSW; Deana Ayers, BSW; Vivian Taylor, MSW

Doin' The Work

Episode 33. Guests: André Marcel Harris, BSW; Dashawna J. Fussell-Ware, MSW; Deana Ayers, BSW; Vivian Taylor, MSW. Host: Charla Cannon Yearwood, LSW. . www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify. Follow on Twitter & Instagram , Like on Facebook. Join the mailing list. Support the podcast. Download transcript.

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Can We Talk About College Majors?

N.A.H

I saw a message online recently which said “Can we talk about college majors. I see many people struggling to find a job with degrees because... The post Can We Talk About College Majors? appeared first on N.A.H.

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Humour as a tool for practice

The Social Care Elf

This study explores the use of humour as a practice tool in social care, drawing on the humour-health hypothesis as the premise of the investigation and identifying both positive and negative impacts that definitely warrant some more thought and exploration. The Elves are not new to the idea that humour can be an important tool [read the full story.].

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?? SCOTT and Zirkus Empathico on air at Deutsche Welle!

Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction

In our digital intervention tools, S.C.O.T.T. and Zirkus Empathico were documented on behalf of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a Deutsche Welle contribution. Isabel Dziobek reports about their benefits for individuals on the autism spectrum and Zirkus Empathico is tested for the first time with an autistic boy (production by CONTEXT FILM Produktion for doc.station Medienproduktion GmbH; in German).

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why we panic

Clinical Philosophy

A classic CBT formulation of that panic which is met with in panic disorder - a formulation owed to David Clark - looks like this: The idea, I believe, is that we're to read the arrows as meaning 'and then this leads to.' We might say that they're perhaps intended as 'causal' relations. For clinical purposes the model is helpful. The clinician can share the model, and then, with the model now there to help organise a terrifying runaway experience, the patient can start to stand back from her exp

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How to improve your social work interviewing

Save the Social Worker

Table of Contents. 1. What is social work interviewing? 2. Why interview? 3. Who do you interview? Involuntary clients. Voluntary clients. 4. How do you interview? Just before that…. 5. How do you interview better? Know where you are. Verbal. Vocal. Non-verbal. Ease people in. Be mindful. 6. Conclusion. Think about social work interviewing… and your mind might hark back to the scenes in CSI Miami.

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Day in the Life of an NYC Therapist

Social Work Bubble

Being a therapist and social worker can make for chaotic days and constantly changing schedules. So how do we manage to stay on top of it all? Here is the breakdown of my daily schedule (generally speaking) and what my days look like as a therapist in New York City. As a fee-for-service therapist, my schedule is ultimately up to me. My caseload is as big as I want it to be, and my schedule is flexible based on each day.

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Improving parenting assessments

Martin Webber

Dr Tracee Green discusses her research just published in the Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research.

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What is Ecotherapy?

Beautiful Voyager

Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel. Learn more about this approach to mental health that’s skyrocketed in popularity over the last few months The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a number of layoffs and furloughs across industries, as well as a number of other stress-inducing difficulties. While it hasn’t been an easy road for most, it has brought new, unique forms of therapy and self-care to the forefront of the public’s attention.

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Is discrimination a risk factor for eating disorders?

Society of Clinical Psychology

When we think of eating disorders, we often picture a very thin, white woman. Consistently, this is how eating disorders are often portrayed in the media. However, diverse groups of people experience eating disorders, and there is growing evidence that eating disorders and associated thoughts and behaviors might be more prominent in minoritized individuals—including racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, and individuals with obesity.

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Judi Love to host virtual ‘Thank You Social Workers’ event

Social Work Awards

Social Work Awards, the charity behind the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards, has revealed that comedian, TV broadcaster and BBC radio presenter, Judi Love, will be hosting their virtual ‘Thank You Social Workers’ event on 26 November. The free virtual event will reflect and recognise the unique challenges, bravery and dedication of all social workers during Covid-19.

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Narrative research with children: New book published by Palgrave

Irish Socail Worker

Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life. Edited by. Dr Lisa Moran, Department of Social Sciences, Edge Hill University, UK. Dr Kathy Reilly, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, NUI Galway. Dr Bernadine Brady, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway. This new volume draws together scholarly contributions from diverse, yet interlinking disciplinary fields, with the aim of critically examining the value

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Discussing Macro Social Work

N.A.H

In the past as a student, and even today as a practitioner I have often found it challenging to find mentoring and supervision opportunities for people... The post Discussing Macro Social Work appeared first on N.A.H.

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Telling the tale: working in social care during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020

The Social Care Elf

Jill Manthorpe discusses a qualitative study which examines the experiences of frontline workers in care homes and home care. The post Telling the tale: working in social care during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Best in Mental Health for Sept and Oct 2020

Social Work.Career

This roundup contains free webinars for November plus some of the latest news in social work, therapy, and private practice! This wrap-up’s main themes are: Therapy and Relationships Advocacy Self-Care/Inspiration Social Work, Technology & Education Private Practice Therapy and Relationships 5 Tips for Connecting Theory to Clinical Social Work Practice – Amy Cappiccie/New Social Work – “Disney’s […] The post Best in Mental Health for Sept and Oct 2020 appeared first o

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BetterHelp Review: An Honest Perspective You’ll Love

The How to Social Worker

The How to Social Worker. BetterHelp Review: An Honest Perspective You’ll Love. What is BetterHelp? If you’re in need of therapy, and can’t make it to a therapist in person, BetterHelp is key! With BetterHelp, you can see a therapist on your time and not worry about being late, copays, or a waiting room. To help you best identify whether BetterHelp would be supportive to your needs, […].

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“Be Mindful of Monsters” Children’s Book

Creative Play Therapist

Order Be Mindful of Monsters Here. “Be Mindful of Monsters” is an early reader created to help children understand and cope with powerful emotions. The book follows Ezzy, a gender-neutral nine-year-old whose feelings of anger, sadness and worry have grown into monsters. With a compelling story and diverse characters, the book explores the challenges and benefits of accepting uncomfortable emotions.

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depression's causes

Clinical Philosophy

What causes depression? The question looks simple, doesn't it? But it occurs to me - on reading the newly minted BPS document " Understanding Depression: Why Adults Experience Depression and What Can Help " - that it really isn't. The reason is that proper causal questions are always 'situated'. Their situation constrains what shall be counted a good answer to them.