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#110 - The Arc of Therapy: Beginnings (Part 1)

Episode 110: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is the first of a three-part series on the arc of therapy – the beginning, middle and end. In today’s episode I’m going to talk about the beginning phase of therapy. I'll talk about some conceptual issues like what do people want when they come to treatment, and how should you be with clients? I’m also going to review some of the more concrete aspects of the beginning of treatment like biopsychosocial and DSM assessment, talking about...

Duration: 00:46:28

#109 - Death and Grief in the Digital Age: Interview with Carla Sofka, Ph.D.

Episode 109: Today’s episode of the Social Work Podcast is about Death and Grief in the Digital Age. In today’s episode I spoke with Dr. Carla Sofka about the role of social media in how, why, where and when, who we grieve. She shares stories of people whose loved ones have died, only to find out that because of social media they are the last to know. Carla provides some digital literacy around death and grief in the digital age. She talks about social media posts as death notifications,...

Duration: 00:34:14

#58 - [Rebroadcast] So you want to work abroad? An interview with David Dininio

Episode 58: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is a rebroadcast of a 2010 interview with international social work recruiter David Dininio. I'm rebroadcasting Episode 58 because Kai Searle with Amicus Recruit has a fantastic opportunity for licensed social workers from the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Australia to do child protection work in the UK starting in January / February 2017. If you’re a licensed social worker with experience in child protective services and want to do...

Duration: 00:46:54

#107 - Self Psychology for Social Workers: Interview with Tom Young, Ph.D.

Episode 107: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about self-psychology. Tom is a retired professor of social work from Widener University and the author of several publications on social work and self psychology. In today's episode Tom talks about the role of empathy in self psychology, the function of mirroring, idealizing, and twinship experiences in the development of the self, how self psychology can be applied in individual, couple, and family contexts. Tom talks us through...

Duration: 00:52:21

#106 - A #ZeroSuicide World: Interview with David W. Covington, LPC, MBA

Episode 106: Today's Social Work Podcast is about "Zero Suicide" an effort to make suicide a "never event" in health care settings. I spoke with David W. Covington, LPC, MBA about how he went from clinician to health care executive, from running a crisis service to evangelizing Zero Suicide around the world. We talked about what Zero Suicide means for providers and health care leaders. He ends with information about how folks can get involved in Zero Suicide initiatives. You can connect...

Duration: 00:54:48

#105 - Recovery High Schools: Interview with Lori Holleran Steiker, Ph.D.

Episode 105: Today's Social Work Podcast is about Recovery High Schools. I spoke with Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work, and author of the 2016 book, Youth and Substance Use: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery. We talk about risk factors for addiction, adolescent brain development, how to think about addiction from a biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective, why recovery or sober high schools fit an essential gap...

Duration: 00:50:48

#104 - Guardian of the Golden Gate: Interview with Kevin Briggs

Episode 104: Today's guest, Kevin Briggs, is a retired motor Sargent from the California Highway Patrol. His patrol included the Golden Gate Bridge, which has between 25 - 60 suicide deaths every year. Kevin has talked down hundreds of people from the bridge. Kevin and I talk about what it was like to be a negotiator working with people seconds away from jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin shared some of his strategies and his struggles working with hundreds of people, some of whom...

Duration: 00:38:37

#103 - The Grand Challenges for Social Work: Interview with Dr. Richard P. Barth

Episode 103: Today's episode is about the Grand Challenge Initiative for Social Work. I asked Dr. Richard P. Barth if there was a plan to bring practitioners, educators and policy makers on board with the Grand Challenge initiatives - he said they were already on board. I asked him to walk us through a Grand Challenge topic – he picked the challenge "Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth." I asked him if he hopes the Grand Challenge Initiative will make more funding available to the...

Duration: 00:35:50

#102 - Parenting Teenage Girls: Interview with Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Episode 102: In today’s episode of the Social Work Podcast, I speak with Lisa Damour, Ph.D. about her 2016 book, "Untangled: Guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood." We talked about why a teenage girl’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. We talked about what’s going on in the minds of teenage girls and how parents can reframe their daughter’s thoughts feelings and actions. We talked about how society essentially abandons...

Duration: 00:48:55

#101 - Critiques of the DSM-5: Interview with Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D.

Episode 101: Episode 101 of the Social Work Podcast is a critique of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 My guest is social work faculty member from Florida State University, Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D. Dr. Lacasse has published several critiques of the changes in DSM-5. In today's episode, Dr. Lacasse critiques the definition of mental illness, the empirical support for and reliability of most diagnoses, the politics associated with the DSM and the...

Duration: 00:37:19

#100 - Private Practice for Social Workers: Interview with Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW

Episode 100: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about private practice. My guest, Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW talks about key ingredients for a successful private practice including: identifying your "big message;" building relationships online and offline; knowing what you're good at and outsourcing what you're not good at; and reconciling "social work" with "private practice." We end our conversation with information about resources for social workers who want to start or build a...

Duration: 00:52:33

#99 - Becoming a Clinical Social worker: Interview with Dr. Danna Bodenheimer

Episode 99: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about becoming a clinical social worker. My guest is Dr. Danna Bodenheimer. In today's interview Danna and I talk about what makes a social worker a clinical social worker, what distinguishes a good from a bad clinical social worker, the one essential thing that all social workers bring to supervision, and the role of narcissism, observing ego, transference, counter-transference and the real relationship in clinical social work. We...

Duration: 00:35:48

#98 - Cognitive Enhancement Therapy: Interview with Shaun Eack, Ph.D.

Episode 98: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (Eack, 2012) - a relatively new approach to addressing some of the most persistent and intractable problems faced by people with schizophrenia. In order to learn more CET, I spoke with Shaun Eack, Ph.D. Dr. Eack has been involved in most of the clinical research on CET. He is the David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, and the director...

Duration: 00:36:08

#97 - Here's Tweeting at You: Using Social Media to Expand the Reach of Academic Conferences

Episode 97: Today’s episode of the Social Work Podcast answers that age-old question, how do I live tweet a conference? In April 2014, I recorded a conversation with members of the social media team that was live tweeting the 2014 American Association of Suicidology conference: April Foreman, Tony Wood, Quintin Hunt, Dese'Rae Stage, and Cara Anna. The conversation was recorded at the end of four intense days. You’ll hear team members talking about the personal and professional benefits of...

Duration: 00:33:16

#96 - Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for Depressed and Suicidal Youth: Interview with Guy Diamond and Suzanne Levy

Episode 96: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is on family therapy for depressed and suicidal youth. I speak with two of the three developers of Attachment-based Family Therapy (ABFT), Guy S. Diamond, Ph.D. and Suzanne Levy, Ph.D. The third developer Gary M. Diamond (no relation to Guy Diamond) lives in Israel and was unavailable for the interview. ABFT is the only family-based psychotherapy with empirical support for reducing suicidal ideation in youth. In today's interview, Dr....

Duration: 00:50:36

#95 - Happy Social Work Month 2015

Episode 95: March is Social Work Month. I know, you're saying, but every month is social work month. Yes. That’s true... for social workers. But, social work is one of those professions that, to misquote Ogden Rogers [Episode 87], if you’re doing it well, people don’t know you’re doing it. So, let’s have a month to remind the general public of what social workers do. In that spirit, today's episode is a quick and dirty rundown of upcoming episodes, resources for social work and technology,...

Duration: 00:12:26

#94 - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Adapted for Social Work: Interview with Marion Bogo and Mary Rawlings

Episode 94: Today’s episode of the Social Work Podcast is on Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for social work. My guests, Marion Bogo and Mary Rawlings, and their co-authors Ellen Katz and Carmen Logie, are pioneers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of OSCE adapted for social work.The audience for today's episode is social work faculty, specifically practice instructors who are interested in learning more about how to objectively evaluate their student's...

Duration: 00:42:24

#93 - Personal and Professional Perspectives on Religious Child Maltreatment: Interview with Bethany Brittain and Ann Haralambie, JD, CWLS

Episode 93: Today’s episode of the Social Work Podcast is on Religious Child Maltreatment.In today’s episode I spoke with two people who bring very different perspectives to this issue. Bethany Brittan is on the board of the Child Friendly Faith project and is a survivor of RCM. Ann Haralamby is a certified family law specialist and a certified child welfare law specialist practicing in Tucson Arizona. I had two goals for our interview. The first was to give voice to the experience of people...

Duration: 00:38:29

#92 - Music, positive youth development, and homelessness: Interview with Brian Kelly, Ph.D.

Episode 92: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast looks at an innovative approach to developing strengths and resilience in youth experiencing homelessness - a music studio housed within an agency. I speak with Brian Kelly, Ph.D., assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. Brian briefly describes factors that put youth at risk for homelessness and the three levels of services provided to homeless youth. We end with Brian playing some clips from the audio documentary, and...

Duration: 00:39:46

#91 - Shared Trauma: Interview with Carol Tosone, Ph.D.

Episode 91: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about shared trauma, one in which the provider and client experienced the same traumatic event simultaneously. I spoke with Dr. Carol Tosone, one of a handful of scholars whose writings and research have defined shared trauma. Dr. Tosone is Associate Professor at New York University Silver School of Social Work. She is a Distinguished Scholar in Social Work in the National Academies of Practice in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tosone unpacks...

Duration: 00:30:38

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