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 →

Using Cartoon Characters in Therapy Sessions & Engaging in Anti-Racist Play Therapy

At the start of working remotely, I was excited to gain skills in telemental health sessions, as well as try new activities with the kids I work with. After four months of teletherapy, however, I have found it increasingly difficult to keep sessions interesting and engaging for the kids, and to not repeat too many... Continue Reading →

Ep. 8 Being a Social Worker with a Mental Health Diagnosis | The Thought Bubble Podcast

Welcome to The Thought Bubble Podcast! In today's episode, we dive into what it's like working in mental health and social services, as a person who is also working through mental health concerns or a diagnosis. Social workers and therapists are not immune to trauma, depression, anxiety, and every other mental health diagnosis and struggle.... Continue Reading →

How White Therapists are Failing Black Clients

The United States was founded on stolen land and stolen people. The historical and generational trauma and oppression that continues to impact communities of color, and specifically, black communities, has been more than harmful. As a clinician in mental health, it is necessary to understand these systematic and historical barriers that perpetuate racism, oppression, privilege,... Continue Reading →

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