Posts in category Social Work

Why I Love Being A Social Worker

Why I Love Being a Social Worker. Celebrating Social Work Month 2018

Celebrating Social Workers March is Social Work Month – an opportunity to celebrate and honor social workers and the important work they do. The Social Work Month theme for 2018 is Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions. According to the National Association of Social Workers, “Every day the nation’s 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions, […]

Book Review of One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness

One Second Ahead Book Review

  One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness A Book Review Written by Jim Arjani, LMFT   Recently, I read an outstanding book on mindfulness, One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness, written by Rasmus Hougaard with Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts.  Although I was already knowledgeable about and […]

How to Build a Facebook Audience

How to Build a Facebook Audience. How therapists can build an audience on Facebook or Facebook fans to market private practice

  Facebook is an effective and free way to market your private practice and therapy services. It takes some time and hard word to build a Facebook audience, but it can be well worth the effort.   My fellow private practice colleagues often ask me how I got over 5,000 Facebook fans on my Facebook […]

Growing a Counseling Practice Through Writing and Interviewing

Growing Your Private Practice through Writing and Media Interviews

  It’s been a while since I posted a new blog here at Successful Social Workers & Therapists. I finished supervising my last group of interns in May. And while I’ll miss supervising a new group this Fall, it was the right decision. I was getting a bit burnt out at the agency where I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dignity in Mental Health: 7 Ways People with Mental Illness are Shamed and Disrespected

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is dignity in mental health. Sadly, dignity is not a given in mental health care. People with mental illness continue to receive poor treatment, services, and are often stigmatized. In addition to my private practice, I’ve worked in community mental health for 20 years (more […]