Posts tagged social work

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 […]

Successful Blogging for Therapists

There is A LOT of information on the internet about how to blog. It is overwhelming! Blogging for therapists doesn’t need to be complicated. Don’t get caught up in all the fine points of blogging. As therapists, we have expertise and a desire to help others. Blogging is an easy way to provide useful information […]

How to pick a counseling niche

How to pick a counseling niche

Have you been told that you need to specialize in order to be a successful therapist? Well, it’s true. I made the mistake of spending years with a “general private practice”. It was easy to take just about any client. The downside was that I probably wasn’t as effective or as happy as I could […]