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4 04, 2017

New to Social Work? Start Here

2017-12-07T19:28:42+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

On Being New to Social Work Whether your title is therapist, counselor, case manager or the like, becoming a social worker the field can be scary. You question your skillset, your ability to best help your clients, if you’re prepared enough, if you can handle difficult situations, which techniques to use, which theoretical framework is best, what that [...]

3 04, 2017

Transtheoretical Model: How Does this Apply to Social Workers

2018-01-05T20:30:01+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Stages of Change – Transtheoretical Model As a social worker, it is important to be aware of the process through which your clients may go as you build your relationship and help them achieve their goals. Every client has unique experiences, personalities, and circumstances. Learn more about transtheoretical model. However, Prochaska and DiClemente (1983) determined [...]

31 03, 2017

Social Workers: Understanding Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivations

2017-12-07T20:12:55+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation Social worker issues: Whether you are a School Social Worker working with high school students, a drug and alcohol counselor working at an outpatient facility or a therapist working in private practice, it is important to know what motivates your client. This knowledge is vital to aid in the process of [...]

20 03, 2017

Types of Jobs You Can Get with an MSW

2017-12-07T21:31:55+00:00By |Careers|

As you read the list below of possible jobs you can get with an MSW, start thinking about your personal preferences. Many students know they have a passion to help people, a passion to make a difference. Determining where they should direct their energy and skillset once earning an MSW can be harder to narrow [...]

15 03, 2017

10 Strategies for Evoking Change Talk for Social Workers

2017-12-07T21:21:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Motivational Interviewing in social work is a counseling style that has gained serious momentum in the field within the past 15 years. It is a goal-oriented and client-centered approach that allows clients to use change talk to change behavior and reach positive goals. Changing a behavior is a difficult process but, according to Motivational Interviewing, [...]

13 03, 2017

Motivational Interviewing: Social Worker Strategies

2017-12-06T17:52:38+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Motivational Interviewing in social work has recently become a widely used counseling style within the field due to its practicality. It is a more directive, client-centered approach and is best used for clients who are illustrating a great deal of ambivalence around some sort of change. The goal of Motivational [...]

2 02, 2017

Multicultural Counseling in Social Work. Great Tips for Social Workers

2017-12-07T20:00:17+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Multiculturalism in Social Work Some may view multicultural counseling as simply working with various cultures while being open and accepting. This is, of course, a huge part of it; however, it involves much more. Not only is it important to be open and accepting but it is also important is to understand how other cultures [...]

5 12, 2016

The Difference Between Task, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Groups

2018-05-24T03:03:16+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The deliberate study of group work in social work reveals that many spheres of our personal and professional lives are comprised of groups. Whether family groups, committees, work teams, therapeutic groups, etc. social workers are likely to navigate and traverse many different types of groups during their profession. Therefore, a more intentional and elevated understanding [...]

17 06, 2016

Solution-Focused Therapy

2017-08-11T18:45:20+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Solution-focused therapy (SFT or SFBT) is a form of brief therapy that has become widely accepted in the mental health field for a variety of reasons. Some of the most important reasons are that it is effective with a wide variety of clients while still being mindful of managed care guidelines, regarding cost and [...]