What would you want to know about if you could ask us anything? We left it open, and you responded! Listen to answers about licensure, improving the field (including the scary U word), and how to cope with a hard job.
What would you want to know about if you could ask us anything? We left it open, and you responded! Listen to hear stories of our early career, social work in Costa Rica and Amsterdam, and the difference between counseling and social work.
The school year is back in session and this time, with a lot less COVID and a lot more normal. Hear from your favorite social work professors as they give 5 tips to getting the most out of this school year.
We live in a digital world and whether we like it or not, our behavior online is often a reflection of how we live IRL. In this episode we share some tips we have learned along the way, both for our personal use of social media but also to set healthy boundaries when working with the community.
Social service agencies are notorious for underpaying and overworking their staff, here are some tips to get what you and your peers deserve.
One of our most commonly asked questions is how do I get into consulting or how did you get those contracts? Find out more today on both how and where to get started in this field of social work.
SWBR is one year old and we are so thankful for your support! We want to celebrate this first year with you by doing a compilation of our most popular episodes! If you are fairly new to listening, this will be a great way to check out our most popular content.
We’ve all probably heard something about EMDR, whether it be that it’s the ‘gold standard’ or that it’s really expensive. Today we break it down and answer the important questions about what EMDR is and how it works.
In our profession, we often box ourselves as either clinical or macro social workers, as if these were mutually exclusive. But what If we tell you today, that effective social workers should be a mix of both? In this episode, we talk about the importance of addressing social issues from the source and how prevention programs create sustainable change.
You turned in your last research paper, received your final grades, walked with your class (or virtual) to receive your well deserved degree, and celebrated with loved ones… But now what? Venturing out in the SW field as a new professional can be intimidating and a bit stressful, here we share with you some tips that have helped us along the way.
Passing the LMSW exam can be a critical step in advancing your career, on this episode we walk through study tips, understanding the exam, and two helpful acronyms to unpack some of the situational questions.
Do you have the privilege or an interest in working with the women’s health population? This episode is for you! On this episode we cover the statistics, differential diagnosis, screening and what is and how do you get the PMHC credential.
2020 was a challenging year for all, including the social and nonprofit sector. Fundraising strategies had to be reimagined, reorganized, and reinvented. We have learned a lot in a short period of time and in this episode we share with you our top 10 tips and ideas to kick off and grow your fundraising efforts.
When we or our clients get depressed or anxious, we often stop doing things that we enjoy. In this episode, we go over a depression reducing intervention to start the cycle of positive activities.
One of the best things about Social Work is the flexibility and wide range of fields we can be a part of, especially since our skills are transferable and adaptable to new practices. If you are looking to make the jump from clinical to macro, here are five tips that might help for a smooth transition.
We all have to get CEUs and have a commitment to continued learning, but how do you choose between the $50 and $500 training? Which ones will benefit you the most in the long run? What is certification and why is it important? All these questions and more are answered in this episode.
We know that 2020 has been a very different year and it has been made better by fabulous listeners like YOU. Some of those differences may be here to stay so in this episode we highlight some of the successes and challenges we’ve seen in 2020.
Like many of us, you are also probably ready to say goodbye to 2020, but we still have a holiday season to survive. Here are some ways to take care of yourself and your clients in this season of giving and receiving.
We know that 2020 has been stressful and with the election and COVID, we figured everyone could use a few new ways to manage stress. On this episode we share some of our favorite grounding and anxiety management techniques that we use with ourselves, our friends, and our clients.
The social work profession is evolving, growing, and slowly but surely going back to its roots of activism and advocacy. Even in our roles as clinicians and micro practitioners, advocating for justice and equal rights for the people we serve should be at the top of our list. Words like activism and advocacy can feel overwhelming, especially when our plate is already full. The key is to find something that works for you and identify areas where you feel your skills and knowledge can make a macro impact. The important thing is to start somewhere!
Social work is rooted in community work, and even if we work in macro or private practice, our role will always require us to work well with others in order to achieve a common goal. On this episode, we share a little about our experience working with multidisciplinary teams and tips on how to make these collaborations more productive and efficient.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Title Protection: How we started it in our state and how you can replicate it in yours too
Title protection is a consistently hot topic in our profession. Who can call themselves a social worker and what does that mean? How do we get fair pay? Respect? Or even *whispers* unionize? What’s the pathway to make it happen in your state or nationally? Imelda and Jennifer share their pathway to writing legislation in Arizona and guidance on how and where you might get started.
Why are millennial social workers so tired all the time? Why can’t we fold our laundry the day we wash it and find joy in buying overpriced lattes? This week we get real and talk about why it is harder to be a social worker than ever before!
Are you a social work student? You need to hear this. Going to school to be a social worker is unlike any other time in history. Hear from Jennifer and Imelda as they share their experience in teaching as well as field work for some guidance on how to have a great school year.
After the 2016 election, hundreds of thousands of women across the country joined a moment that became a movement. In this episode, Imelda shares her experience as Arizona Women’s March planning board member and talks to us about the movement, why women march, and how to engage in your community.
2020 has been an interesting and challenging year, to say the least. On this episode, we share our personal experiences as professionals and one or two tips that might be useful for you.
Self-care has been a popular term lately, everyone promotes it but only a few actually practice it. In this episode we discuss how self-care and coping skills might look very different for everyone and might not necessarily involve bubble baths and massages.
When we ask social workers the top things they struggle with, the answer is almost always the same: Documentation, boundaries, and case loads. In this episode, we cover all 3 of them! Join us as we share useful tips on collaborative documentation, billable hours and more!
Welcome to Social Worker’s Break Room, the Podcast! In this first episode we talk a little bit about who we are and why we are doing this.