Social Work Programs

June 3, 2009

Social Work Programs: A Rewarding Choice

Yesterday was a very rewarding day at work and if you have been exploring social work programs for yourself or a friend with visual impairment, you can hear the audio below discussing the opportunities:

If you have a disability, the programs are very accomdating.:

One thing I really like about the field is the openness to various lifestyles, an appreciation of the needs of people with disabilities as well as the fact that there is thinking about the person as a whole. For instance, I knew someone who’s social worker was able to find them housing , connected them to a center where they can have low cost group counseling and set them up with a job coach. Now this person has a p/t job at the center herself and is flourishing despite having a bipolar diagnosis.

I believe with acceptance and love that people truly can grow. This doesn’t mean that it is good to support someone with bad habits such as drug addiction, gambling or self-destructive behavior. But, helping them to see the light within their own self that may have been extinguished by a dysfunctional family or hardship conditions is a wonderful aid towards wholeness.

If you go into a social work program, know that you won’t love all the courses and find them fascinating. Some will be requirements and seem boring. But, you’ll also find some gems in the books you read, people you meet and dialogues with others. If you are going to school while working full-time, remember that you will be able to do social work full-time and you won’t be juggling school and work much longer.


  1. I am thinking of going to social work school because my brother really got help by a social worker when he was in 10th grade and pretty depressed. I didn’t know they did counseling like psychologists till he was therapy. He was always in his room but from therapy got human again and changed.

    Comment by Steph — June 6, 2009 @ 7:30 am

  2. My friend said he found a social work program that can be done online with a few trips to the school a year in person. I will post when I find name of this program since it can fit in with people that have jobs and responsibilities. I am happy to see that you add to your social work counseling other practices. I love reiki but many people never heard of it.

    Comment by Liz — June 7, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

  3. I’ve been thinking about either social work or nursing as a career as they need people in health care. I worry about it being too intense because my friend as social worker burn out but she sees a lot of tough situations working in foster care. I think I’d like to be a school social worker because I saw a counselor in 8th grade when my brother was doing drugs and everyone was screaming at each other.

    Comment by Blaire — June 11, 2009 @ 10:46 am

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