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 →

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 →

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 →

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