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 →

Take Your Lunch Break & Other Social Work Boundaries

Social work is often associated with overwhelm, low pay, and high caseloads. Though these can absolutely be true, and are too often seen in this field, it is possible to have a work-life balance, actively use self care, and not get burned out. A key factor in what makes or breaks this is the use... 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 →

Why Vision Boards Are a Powerful Mental Health Treatment Tool

Vision boards are a widely known concept, completed by many to express goals through creativity. But just because it's common, doesn't make it any less helpful in mental health treatment. So what's so significant about the vision board when in comes to addressing mental health? From Leaders in Heels Vision boards help describe goals in... 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 →

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