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 →

Grad School Reflections from an MSW Student

My first semester of grad school is over! Tomorrow, I am making up an absence for my field placement, but after that, it is officially done! In May 2019, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and began an Advanced Standing program to graduate with my Master of Social Work in May... Continue Reading →

Therapy Games: Jenga DIY Edition

When working with children in therapy, play therapy is often intertwined into the sessions in order to keep kiddos engaged and entertained, while also taking away something of value. There are websites that sell specific therapy games, but these can be on the more expensive side. A cheaper alternative is to purchase or use already-owned... Continue Reading →

Social Work Essentials 3: A Social Worker’s Office

As I am placed at my second field education site, I have gotten a better idea of what makes a social worker's office comfortable for clients, and allows for beneficial communication and collaboration. This is, of course, assuming that as as social worker you have an office to work with. I understand some are not... Continue Reading →

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