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3 09, 2018

The Clinical Significance of Pets

2018-08-22T18:13:51+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Case Study: Working Clinically With Clients & Their Pets *In efforts to protect client anonymity, names in the case examples included in this article have been redacted and the shared content is purposely not credited to the contributing clinical social worker. Client: "Losing my cat was like losing a family member." In a recent session, [...]

27 08, 2018

Introduction to Genograms: A Social Work Assessment and Intervention Tool

2018-08-21T21:02:04+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What is an Genogram? A genogram is a visual family mapping tool. Genograms allow clinicians and clients to diagram a client’s family history through at least three generations. Genograms illustrate family relationships to show parentage and birth order across the generations, similar to a family tree. Genograms, however, go beyond this type of surface-level information [...]

30 09, 2016

The Ecomap – A Social Work Assessment Tool

2018-05-11T19:31:55+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What is an Ecomap? An Ecomap is a diagram often used by social workers or nurses showing the social and personal relationships of an individual with his or her environment. Ecomaps were developed in 1975 by Dr. Ann Hartman who is also credited with creating the genogram. A cornerstone of the social work profession is [...]