Engaging Clients at the Intake Session | Set the Tone for Treatment

With experience and practice, better understanding on the ins and outs of conducting an intake session, and overall confidence with clients, the clinician will be able to form their own practice style. It's important that we recognize everyone has their own style, so long it abides by ethical and legal evidence based standards. During intake... 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 →

Domestic Violence | How Can We Help?

If you are a person in a domestically violent relationship, please know that there are resources available to you when you are ready. You may reach out the National Domestic Violence Hotline on their website here, as well as call the Hotline number at: 1-800-799-7233  OR  1-800-787-3224 (TTY).  In my previous post, Why Victims in Domestic... Continue Reading →

Coping Skills BINGO | Group Activity

As part of the continuing series, I'd like to introduce BINGO as a fun and interactive group experience for all ages. This particular BINGO setup is specific to coping skills, but you may adjust the word list to describe a variety of counseling and social work skills. The setup is relatively straightforward. I have provided... Continue Reading →

Is it Possible to Have a Work-Life Balance?

As social workers, it is frequently said to us that we must maintain a work-life balance, and have a separation of our work and our home in order to maintain mental health and decrease chances of burnout, overwhelm, and turnover rates. Though understandable and highly desirable, is it really plausible? The answer: Yes and No.... Continue Reading →

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