Category Archives: Social Work Practice

Bridging the Gap: A Big Thank You to Field Instructors

Happy Social Work Month! Did you know that the Council on Social Work Education has identified field education as the “signature pedagogy” for social work education? No, wait, come back! I know. It’s difficult to read a blog about “signature … Continue reading

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The Challenging Climate of the Mental Health System

Enormous Stresses for Clients and Dedicated Social Workers Sue Matorin, MS, ACSW; Treatment Coordinator, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College (Faculty) Social work clinicians who work with clients with mental health problems know first-hand narratives … 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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