Micro, Mezzo & Macro Social Work

Social workers have roles in many levels of society - micro, mezzo, and macro. Today, we'll describe what each of these levels encompass and specific jobs a social worker does. Keep in mind, one social worker can perform in various levels, and they each can be integrated together for holistic, positive change. Micro Social Work... Continue Reading →

6 Signs of a Great Social Work Supervisor

Supervision in social work is an essential part of effective practice, support, and preventing burnout. A supervisor can make or break your experience at an organization, and is essential for licensure and growth. I've had mixed experiences with supervisors, and through this, have gained insight on what really makes a good social work supervisor. They... Continue Reading →

Putting Your Negative Thoughts On Trial: A CBT Technique

Negative or unhelpful thoughts can perpetuate harmful beliefs we hold about ourselves and our lives. This can be the basis for continuing to feel upsetting emotions, including depression and anxiety. Before we dive into some proven cognitive behavior strategies to reduce these thinking patterns, a disclaimer: Negative thinking can certainly be unhelpful and continue cycles... Continue Reading →

5-4-3-2-1: A Grounding Practice

Mindfulness is an essential practice for working through trauma, anxiety, and other intense emotions. There are many practices under this umbrella, but today, we're going to focus on one practice in particular, 5-4-3-2-1. To break it down, this grounding practice includes all 5 senses. Through engaging our senses, it allows our emotions to be grounded... Continue Reading →

CBT Strategy: Naming the Voice

Cognitive Behavior Therapy comes with many great strategies and interventions, but at it's core, it is simply challenging and changing unhelpful thinking patterns, which in turn influence our emotional and behavioral responses to situations. However, our thoughts can be POWERFUL and convincing, so how do we even see what thoughts to change? Let's dive in... Continue Reading →

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