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Are you Paying too Much for LCSW Supervision?

Are you Paying too Much for LCSW Supervision?

The rates for social work LCSW supervision has a wide range. Social Work supervision rates may be free to as much as $300.00 per hour for the service depending on where you reside and who supervises you. While most social workers don’t pay $300.00 per hour for LCSW Supervision, most can expect to pay something. […]

One Person, One Action, One Nation: United Against Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15   Every year, at least one in 10 older adults experiences elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Moreover, researchers estimate that, for every reported case of elder abuse, another 23.5 cases go unreported. Social workers play essential roles in preventing, identifying, and addressing elder abuse. That’s why every action […]

Incorporating the Principles of DMT by Stacia Barrett, LMSW

Incorporating the Principles of DMT by Stacia Barrett, LMSW

As a clinician with no experience in dance or who simply cannot dance, you may think that incorporating the principles of Dance/Movement Therapy in your practice is out of the realm of possibilities. Though it is true that DMT is of interest to those who have a dance background there are also clinicians with no […]

Combatting Stigma Among Adoptees by Stacia Barrett, LMSW

Combatting Stigma Among Adoptees by Stacia Barrett, LMSW

Many families come into existence through adoption both domestic and international. As a former adoption worker and social worker this is a joyous and happy occurrence. This view is not a universal one, as some view children brought into families as “adopted children” (Wolf-Small, 2013). Though it is accurate that these children joined the family […]

Can infidelity make a marriage stronger?

Can infidelity make a marriage stronger?

Yes, according to psychologist Clifford Lazarus. He appeared on HuffPost Live recently and likened an affair to a non-fatal heart attack.   “Just like a heart attack that doesn’t kill a person can ironically lead them to be in better cardiac health a couple of years post-MI (myocardial infarction) then they were a couple of […]

Depression among the Elderly Population

Depression among the Elderly Population

Depression among the Elderly population continues to be overlooked. Often time’s people think elderly depression is a part of the aging population. However, many changes that often comes while age increase such as retirement, death of loved one, increased isolation, and medical problems tend to highlight depression.   Depression can become untreated for the Elderly population […]

Mental Illness and the Effect on Families

Mental Illness and the Effect on Families Families of persons with mental illnesses present a challenge. Family members are often unaware of mental illnesses their loved ones may be experiencing before treatment is sought. Once in treatment, many family members seek to be involved in the treatment of their loved one with mental illness. Areas […]

How Anomie affects the Latino Community

How Anomie affects the Latino Community

Social work with Latino families has been described as “complex.” Cultural aspects have been identified as one of the components needing regard to address family issues especially in the area of family or intimate partner violence. Since I am a fourth generation Puerto Rican descent born in Hawaii, I’m intrigued with how the largest minority […]

Solution-Focused Therapy: The Constructs

Solution-Focused Therapy: The Constructs

Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to counseling that is brief and goal-oriented.  It focuses on solutions and exceptions, a time at which the problem is not occurring, as opposed to the underlying causes of the problem.  An example of an exception would be if the client suffers anxiety attacks, the exception would be at […]

NASW Calls on Boy Scouts of America to End All Discrimination

In April, NASW sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America to end  their decades long policy of excluding openly gay scouts and leaders in their organization. On April 19, BSA announced publicly that the proposal to be considered by the Boy Scouts National Council this May recommends removing the ban on gay scouts, […]

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