Terminating in Social Work: 2 Pathways for Ending Therapy

Terminating in social work happens for many reasons, including the client not engaging in services, being referred out to another agency, or the client reaching all treatment goals and no longer requiring services. Ideally, termination is a gradual process, but in the field of social work, ideals may not always occur. Before we discuss the... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Tips to Build Rapport Quickly | Social Work & Mental Health

Building rapport is one of the core tenants of social work & mental health practice! Being able to form a strong therapeutic relationship and alliance is the #1 factor in achieving treatment goals and outcomes. Today we're going to review 5 of the MOST effective ways to build rapport quickly! Give your client time! This... Continue Reading →

Take Your Lunch Break & Other Social Work Boundaries

Social work is often associated with overwhelm, low pay, and high caseloads. Though these can absolutely be true, and are too often seen in this field, it is possible to have a work-life balance, actively use self care, and not get burned out. A key factor in what makes or breaks this is the use... Continue Reading →

Using the Miracle Question with Children in Therapy

In Solution Focused therapy, the highly renowned Miracle Question, can be used by clinicians in order to draw out an individual's goals, wishes, and greatest desires. In my own experience, clients can often give responses that are surprising, and not at all what I anticipate. But what is the Miracle Question? It's typically a question... Continue Reading →

Ideas & Tips for Social Work Supervision

A key part of social work practice is ongoing supervision to ensure our practice is effective, to bounce ideas off a more experienced/knowledgeable individual, to vent about cases, and to feel supported in our practice. Many social workers *are supposed to* receive supervision on a weekly basis for about an hour. Supervision also occurs for... Continue Reading →

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