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Therapy 101 Series: Lesson One is Knowing Your ABCs

Anthony Heard 2015/07/03

If you’re a therapist, ideally, you have access to intervention training and a good clinical supervisor. What if you don’t? Many new therapists, social workers, and other psychosocial professionals enter the field without concrete psychotherapy intervention training, and most without sufficient experience to know  how to immediately implement it in every unique presenting situation. One… Continue Reading »

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Identity, Racism and the White Problem

Rebecca Joy Novell 2015/07/02

Many of us watched, in utter astonishment, at the unfolding story of Rachel Dolezal and her misrepresentation of her race. For those who may not have heard of Rachel Dolezal, she was, until her recent resignation, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Spokane, Washington. Dolezal was forced to resign after allegations… Continue Reading »

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3 Things to Know When Working With LGBT Clients

Paul C. Milford, MSW 2015/07/02

On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that all couples, regardless of gender, have a constitutional right to marry the person they love. After the ruling was announced, states across the nation were forced to drop their bans on same-sex marriage allowing loving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples the right to marry. The… Continue Reading »

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Opportunities for Social Workers Expand Under Obamacare

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2015/06/30

Millions of Americans breathed sighs of relief upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place subsidies in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the insured in states where the federal government created the marketplace exchanges. Six of the nine justices believed it was Congress’s intention to provide a healthcare system that would cover… Continue Reading »

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LGBTI Children Have the Right to Safety and Equality

Nils Muižnieks 2015/06/30

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity. Like all children, LGBTI [i] children are entitled to enjoy human rights and require a safe environment… Continue Reading »

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Another Church Massacre Averted Due to Off Duty Officer in Service

Social Work Helper 2015/06/19

Press Statement and photo released by Bishop Orrin K. Pullings On yesterday evening, after teaching and a special prayer meeting for our brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC, a white male approached our church with a weapon we thought was a machete. He began yelling obscenities and racial epithets while threatening to kill all the niggers… Continue Reading »

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What is Identity Anyway?

Anthony Heard 2015/06/19

If you’ve read about Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, or just about any story of social importance lately, you have heard a lot about identity. Caitlyn Jenner identifies and is a transgender woman. Rachel Dolezal identifies as black but as Kimberly McKee, et al, aptly state, one can not simply choose to identify as a different… Continue Reading »

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Domestic Violence Survivor Pushes Against the Dark

Todd Wetherington 2015/06/19

Driving home at night, she can identify the make of a car from nothing more than the shape of its headlights in her rearview mirror. Walking up the driveway to her house, she can pick out the distinctive silhouette and shadow of each familiar object in her yard. It’s a skill she’s learned out of… Continue Reading »

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