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Once Upon A Client: Boundaries

Welcome to the first in my new periodic series here at The Social Work Practitioner called Once Upon A Client.  Once Upon A Client will explore aspects of social work practice through experiences I’ve had with particular clients.  These experiences … Continue reading

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Why Social Work?

“Social workers are a depressed bunch.” So said a colleague of mine, a social worker himself.  We were on break during a training and a few feet away, sipping coffee and popping Dunkin’ Munchkins, was a group of our fellow … Continue reading

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“I’d Like You To Meet Our New Program Manager”

“Hello” was not the first thing I said to the assembled staff when I walked into my first meeting as a Program Manager at a large not-for-profit. When you’re new and people are friendly (or curious, or wary) it can … Continue reading

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A response to “Helping Social Workers Help People,” by NASW CEO Dr. McClain

Hi everyone! Next weeks blog will be on schedule (Sunday night), as promised, but I couldn’t resist sharing the following letter with you all. Dr. Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) … Continue reading

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Trust

Capital “T” Trust. You know it when you feel it, but it’s hard to define.  Let’s try, though, because as Social Workers, the ability of our clients to trust us will have a direct effect on the progress and outcome … Continue reading

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