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 →

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 →

Making Money in Social Work: Breaking the Low Pay Myth

Social workers are often told, alongside the pity glance, that the field is low pay & you'll burn yourself out trying to survive. Though I agree that the field is terribly underpaid and undervalued, I do believe that too much weight is given to the underpaid aspect of social work. So how can we make... Continue Reading →

11 New Year Resolutions for the Social Worker & Therapist

Before diving into my New Year Resolutions, let's remind ourselves what effective goals look like. Creating SMART goals can hold us accountable, and describe goals in more realistic ways. It means our goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Oriented. With this magic formula in mind, you can be sure to create goals that... Continue Reading →

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