I’m so happy that you have stumbled across this site to discover more about the wonderful field of social work and human services, field practice, mental health topics, and social justice issues.
This is a place to become educated through the lens of a social worker and therapist, and further your knowledge on the world of social services and related skills. In this day and age, many are quick to jump to conclusions and remain locked in long-held or shortly-formulated beliefs. It is through this forum, perspectives from a social worker and therapist will formulate discussion on a variety of topics. We live in a gray world, where all too often, it seems people want straightforward, yes or no, right or wrong answers. Social and mental health issues are far more complex, and it is necessary that collaborative conversations occur in order for solutions to be introduced and implemented.
As for myself, I am a 2020 MSW graduate from Columbia University, and also hold my Bachelor of Social Work from SUNY at Fredonia. I have completed work in child welfare, disaster relief, foster care, forensic social work, supporting those with developmental disabilities, community outreach, and am currently practicing as a psychotherapist in outpatient mental health. The information expressed on this site is entirely my own unless otherwise noted.
May you be enlightened, encouraged, or thought-provoked with the words you read here. I hope you walk away with questions that further your learning, lessen any ignorance, and instill an even greater passion for wonderful field of social work!
~Laura Swanson, MSW
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