Tag Archives: social work

Too Much Stuff!

I have a friend who is overly generous. We exchange birthday and Christmas gifts, but she quite regularly sends me other gifts that I really don’t want. I am at the age where I am downsizing, and I really don’t … Continue reading

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Clinical Documentation

Write known facts and descriptions, NOT opinions and assumptions. Write for an audience that includes your client and his/her attorney. Good documentation establishes accountability and evidence of the services provided. The social work record should provide accurate and appropriate information about the client’s situation. … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Notes : Therapeutic Genuineness

The therapy must truly respect and care for the youth and the parent: Suspend judgment – does not mean you must approve of all behaviors Respond carefully Does not mean total honesty (e.g. unexamined biases might reinforce stigma)   Advice … Continue reading

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Ethical Issues in the Work place

Going through my old clinical supervision bin, I came across a balled-up piece of paper. I read it and the words still break my heart. I share it with you in its entirety as it is a glimpse into the … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Notes: The People Pleaser

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 … Continue reading

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