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NASW Member Voices: Eclectics, Rise Up!

By Lorrie R. Appleton, LCSW I am noticing a curious trend in the mental health field. A client was referred to me by a colleague. I agreed to have a preliminary pro-bono meeting to determine if there was a fit between what the client wanted and my skill set.  “Do you do attachment,” the client asked? He had read books ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: Professional Boundaries Re-Visited: 3 Reasons to Pause and Self-Reflect

Burnout is still a reality. Social workers shouldn’t forget to practice self-care.   By Sarah Meisinger MSW, LICSW For social workers, returning to in-person interactions with clients, colleagues, and the community is shining a spotlight on our need to adapt and adjust yet again. Our ways of being with others is forever changed and I am wondering how everyone is ... Read More »

Member Voices: Be Wary of Mental Health ‘Experts’ on Social Media

By Carla B. Monteiro, LCSW The past two years were filled with fear and uncertainty, exacerbating a mental health crisis with an increase in anxiety, depression, suicide rates, and substance abuse. I see the devastating effects of this crisis in our community, emergency departments, and substance-use treatment centers through my roles as an emergency psychiatric and addiction Clinical Social Worker. ... Read More »

Member Voices: My Journey to Clinical Social Work

Healing Justice Values Alongside Therapeutic Interventions By Violeta A. Donawa, LMSW In December 2015, I reconnected with a sister-teacher-friend, Adela Nieves Martinez, who had been asked to develop a healing justice curriculum to community organizers, residents, and activists in Waawiiyatanong (the land now known as Detroit, Mich.). In the spirit of collaboration, she invited a small group of facilitators, herbalists, ... Read More »

MEMBER VOICES: How to Have a Career in Veterinary Social Work

Veterinary Social Work is a growing field. By Michael Beattie, LSW Experts say veterinary social work is a growing field. “Veterinary social work is an interprofessional practice that includes animal assisted therapy, but is broader than animal assisted therapy,” Elizabeth Strand said during an episode of NASW’s Social Work Talks podcast on Veterinary Social Work. But there are many career ... Read More »

University-Assisted Community Schools: Children & Schools Journal January 2023 Issue Examines This Topic

The journal Social Work is a benefit of NASW membership. It is available online or, at a member’s request, in print. Children & Schools, Health & Social Work and Social Work Research are available by subscription at a discounted rate for NASW members, either online or in print. You can find out more about the journals and subscriptions at this ... Read More »

Disability Justice and Other Concerns: The January Issue of Social Work Is Online

The January 2023 issue of the journal Social Work is now online. NASW members can read it here. Here are some of the articles in this issue: Beyond Ramps, Curb Cuts, and Captions: A Call for Disability Justice in Social Work Despite decades of advocacy, Disabled people continue to experience ableism—such as inaccessibility, stigma, and exclusion—in all realms of social ... Read More »

NASW Press Holiday Sale: Save 25% Off Select Books and eBooks!

NASW Press Holiday Sale 2022

Holiday Sale Sampling . . . Currently, about 5.4 million South Asians live in the United States, with family origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan. When working with South Asian clients, it is crucial to understand their level of acculturation to the mainstream and the profound impact it has on their stress levels, coping ... Read More »