When You Don’t Want Your Client to Answer the Phone

The pandemic and working remotely has shifted many lives, including those of social workers. Though some continue to do office-based work, there is a fair share that have been working from home. Whether it be working out of the office or from your makeshift bedroom-desk, social workers have not stopped working with their clients and... Continue Reading →

Staying Motivated & Productive When Working Remotely

Quarantine & working from home was initially a good time for my introvert self. However, as the weeks wore on, I saw decreases in motivation and productivity. My brain was not grasping that this was a time for work, that all of the responsibilities I have, are still actively expected to occur. I know, based... Continue Reading →

Ep. 4 Vicarious Traumatization & Mental Health of Social Workers | The Thought Bubble Podcast

In this episode of The Thought Bubble podcast, we dive into the meaning of vicarious traumatization versus burnout, as well as effective ways to prevent again traumatization within the social work field. We also discuss practical and real strategies for self care and mental health care.  Please let us know your self care tips &... Continue Reading →

Grad School Reflections from an MSW Student

My first semester of grad school is over! Tomorrow, I am making up an absence for my field placement, but after that, it is officially done! In May 2019, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and began an Advanced Standing program to graduate with my Master of Social Work in May... 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 →

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