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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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Pharmaceuticals, greed and a dead boy

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This article just enrages me. Medication should never be the first solution, nor should one implement a test such as GAF. Luckily that crap has been dropped from the DSM5, along with…

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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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Difficult Situations

The origami frog fluttered out of my  career journal. When I unwrapped and smoothed it out, it revealed notes from a work shop I had taken during graduate school that still apply today. The page read: Positive ways to handle conflict … Continue reading

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Dare to Recharge – Let me Reintroduce myself

  Real life confession: I have never read the book “Daring Greatly” by Brown. Yes, I know she’s a social worker and a damn good one. Though I digress, I checked the book out when it came in at the … Continue reading

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