Therapeutic Notes: The Consult

My career journal is filled with scraps of paper, my dreams, countless questions, and thoughts; all of which bring a flood of memories with one powerful statement, which is “I wish someone would have told me this.” So, I’ll be the one telling you.

Prepare your question(s) before calling

Verbalize your concern to the proivder

Provide a clinical summary

Be Detailed

Advice from a clinical supervisor Stay flexible- as you get to know your clients and what makes them tick, be careful not to “pigeonhole” them based on information about their culture, religion, family background, spirituality, socioeconomic status, etc. Avoid stereotypes. Be open minded. This allows the social worker to work with a wide variety or range of clients. Clients often feel, “if the social worker accepts me, then I must be okay.” Disclaimer: My blog is to be used for general information, inspirational, and motivational purposes. I share things that I’ve learnt and experienced.  In case of need, do seek help from a professional in the relevant field.

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3 Responses to Therapeutic Notes: The Consult

  1. I’ve added a new therapy to my portfolio now, the benefit of being a vet! I now attend pain therapy but it’s so boring. It’s a ten week program. I pray I last the entire ten weeks. I think I’m on week 4…

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    • msw blog says:

      Therapy, despite the type that should never be boring, and always beneficial. You may wish to have a discussion with the therapist about what you were expecting vs what you are receiving. I know such therapies focus on evidence-based pain, stress management strategies via immersive and enhanced biofeedback experiences. Which can be wonderful tools if taught and used appropriately.

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