Social Work Programs

May 29, 2009

Social Work Continuing Education: Interesting Courses and Classes

When you need to get the credit for renewing the social work license, there are a lot of interesting courses to take either online or offline. For instance, I give an inexpensive online yoga, breathing and meditation class for 3 ceu credits for social workers, nurses and psychologists HERE. I’ve also taken a very interesting eastern philosophy class on meditation and Patanjali. In Florida, March 31, 2015 is when the credits need to be completed but each state is different. (more…)

May 19, 2009

Depression Counselling: Trauma Psychotherapy

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Yesterday, I had a depression counselling session with someone in her thirties. She had been beaten at a foster home when she was a teenager and had a lot of issues with anxiety and depression over the years. Robin was feeling in a very low mood. Her closest friend moved back to New Jersey for the summer and she felt very alone. Robin felt that her situation will never change and that feelings of loneliness, rejection and being unloved would continue. (more…)

May 12, 2009

Social Work Career Choices: What to Do with A Social Work Degree

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There are many job choices with a social work degree and they continue to expand. There are more options with the msw than the bsw (bachelor degree). Also, getting the license (ie lcsw or csw) will open up more opportunities as well. The license is necessary for receiving reimbursement from most insurance companies and a number of jobs like to get individuals on insurance panels. (more…)

May 6, 2009

Social Work Programs: On Becoming a Therapist

When I was a teen I had a close friend who went to counseling and seemed to really benefit. She had a lot of tension with her mother. I always liked literature for the in-depth analysis of human motivation. My high school didn’t have psychology courses so it really was in reading literature that deeper questions about analyzing one’s family relationships, understanding love and looking at depression were studied. Of course, my own self-reflections since being a kid and talks with my friends also were the beginnings of my interest in becoming a therapist. (more…)

May 2, 2009

Social Workers and Therapists: How to Stop Burn Out

Just as an accountant often doesn’t do his taxes by April 15th, I’ve noticed that a lot of social workers, mental health counselors and psychologists don’t take the time to relax, stretch or restore energy. Talking to people takes a lot of energy. You are trying to figure out their situation with them, you are feeling someone’s pain and struggle, you also can get frustrated when someone seems to stay shut in their own box of thinking and perception. Sometimes we wish so much we could turn someone’s head around so they can see where they are stuck. But this is something someone needs to realize through their own insights. It’s important to not burn out as a therapist.

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