Category Archives: Networking

The Promotion

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
I was recently asked to be the program manager over the young adult house where I facilitate groups and provide individual therapy. I informed the staff this was a position I would…

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Why did you become a social worker?

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
I am often asked “Why did you become a social worker?” My elevator speech is “To provide resources and be the voice for youth and young adults who do not have one”.…

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The Entitled Intern – pages of a career journal

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“You’ll never know what you’re capable of doing if you’re not given more than you think you can do”- Anonymous “I have not heard back from the clinic about the co-occurring mental…

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Active Listening -pages of a career journal

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“Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”- Larry King  To assume that a social worker can empower someone…

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Dealing With Offensive Remarks At Work

I am a middle-aged white female who works in a retail setting with colleagues whose skin tones are every color imaginable. I respect my co-workers, and they respect me. Our company generally does whatever makes the customer happy. But this is … Continue reading

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