Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some Thoughts on Role and Social Work Identity

I, and I’m sure many of us indeed, have been both puzzled and fascinated that we as a profession have been endlessly engaged in the struggle to define ourselves … to others as well as ourselves. Stumbling over this issue … Continue reading

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Poetic Medicine: No Fight, No Flight – Just Write!

What do my clients — a pregnant teenager, an 83 year-old in a nursing home, a recovering alcoholic, and a veteran with ptsd have in common?  Because I am a clinical social worker and a Registered Poetry Therapist/Mentor-Supervisor, I encourage … Continue reading

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Increasing Awareness Around Our Own Stories and Those of Our Clients: Experiences with Stereotypes and Assumptions

Editor’s Note:  Guest bloggers, Maria Astudillo & Yesika Silvana Montoya, responded to our call for guest bloggers and planned on having their post tie into Hispanic Heritage Month that generally takes place in October. This is a conversation among two … Continue reading

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