To Write or Not to Write | Taking Notes During Therapy Sessions

During my time in university, there were debates on many practice topics for social workers and therapists. One topic that brought some interestingly heated discussion was note taking during therapy sessions. Is this helpful or hurtful? I'm currently practicing as a psychotherapist in an outpatient mental health clinic, and hold a caseload of about 45... Continue Reading →

The 9 Competencies of Social Work | In Practice

Throughout my undergraduate education, the CSWE Competencies were HIGHLY emphasized. Perhaps this was to ensure these standards would infiltrate our every step as social work students and future practitioners. It is safe to say from this intensive experience, I will continue to think about these competencies and the standards with which social work students learn.... Continue Reading →

Advocacy 101: Going to Bat for Your Client

Advocacy is a widely talked about topic, but how exactly is advocacy accomplished? Below, advocacy will be broken down and tips for fighting for your client base or individual client at all levels will be provided. Feel free to comment some of your own advocacy tips, and how you work with various populations. What is... Continue Reading →

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