Posts tagged social work

No One Does It Alone: My End of Year Thank Yous

No One Does It Alone: My End of Year Thank Yous

  No One Does It Alone As 2016 comes to a close, I want to express my gratitude for all of my colleagues who contributed to my growth and success this year. No one does it alone! I’ve been fortunate to have some wonderful opportunities to share how self-acceptance and self-love can transform your life […]

Coping with the Death of a Client

Coping with the Death of a Client

I’m pleased to have my first article published in The New Social Worker! It’s a fantastic publication and resource I use often when looking for supervision material. If you’re not familiar with it, definitely bookmark it for future reference. Coping with the death of a client It’s never easy. Death stirs up a lot of […]

What Do Social Workers Do?

What Do Social Workers Do?

Happy Social Work Month to all my fellow social workers! Since March is National Social Work Month, it’s a great time to explore the question of what is a social worker? What do social workers really do? It’s a surprisingly difficult question. Social workers do such varied work, that it might be faster to tell […]

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

I am starting a clinical supervision group for pre-licensed therapists, social workers, and counselors. Groups last 2 hours in duration and the fee is $50 per session. We will meet in my San Jose office. You do need your employer to agree to the use of an outside supervisor to comply with BBS regulations. The […]

Book Review: Necessary Lies

Book Review: Necessary Lies

A review of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain I’m going to cut right to the chase and tell you I loved this book and think you will, too! Necessary Lies is a historical fiction novel (my favorite genre) set in rural North Carolina in 1960. You can’t help but love the two female protagonists: Jane is […]

Reflections on 2015 and Setting Goals

Reflections on 2015 and Setting Goals

Hello and happy new year! First, I apologize for the lack of posts over the last few months. I have been busy writing a new blog for PsychCentral called Happily Imperfect, articles for The Good Men Project, and for my counseling blog. As you can see, I’ve been busy writing! One of the things I realized […]

Success in Social Work Field Practicum

  Tips for Success in Social Work Field Practicum by Sharon Martin, LCSW September brings the start of internships for thousands of college students. I have been a field instructor (supervisor) for Master’s and bachelor’s students in their social work field practicum for eight years. It’s a brilliant way to give back to my profession. Like most intern supervisors, […]

Signs You Have a Bad Clinical Supervisor

  A while back I identified some characteristics of a good clinical supervisor. Now let’s turn our attention to sign you have a bad clinical supervisor. If you’re not feeling supported and safe in your clinical work, poor clinical supervision may be part of the problem. Unfortunately, there are people in all professions who are […]

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