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Ethical dilemma – Steps for Social Workers

Don't you hate that feeling in your gut when your not sure what to do??  Any probable decision seems like a dead end...you're stuck between a rock and a hard place! When social worker's face an ethical decision we rush for NASW Code of Ethics.  In 2008 the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed a… Continue reading Ethical dilemma – Steps for Social Workers

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4 Efficient Ways to Take Therapy Notes

We can all agree taking notes following a session is needed... but ARE we using the MOST efficient way to record our sessions with clients?  In this video, I will review and provide examples of four of the most common clinical note taking formats including:  SOAP notes, DAP notes, BASIC SID notes and GILLMAN HIPPA notes.  Watch along to… Continue reading 4 Efficient Ways to Take Therapy Notes

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How to Explain Confidentiality to Clients

Confidentiality... we all know about it...but do our clients?  When I was a starting social worker I thought beginning a session with a confidentiality statement would seem stiff and cold.  Untrue, In this video I share how a confidentiality statement can help to create a safe space for a client. I will also share reasons… Continue reading How to Explain Confidentiality to Clients

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Self Care Wheel for Social Workers

As therapists we are often affected by the emotions and experience of our clients.  I have often become overwhelmed with emotion when sitting across from a client.  That feeling is proof that a transference has taken place.   To feel a rush of emotion come over me in therapy - whether it be sadness, anger or… Continue reading Self Care Wheel for Social Workers