EP94: Economic Well-Being



Deborah M. Figart, PhD, and Ellen Mutari, PhD, are the authors of "Economic Well-Being: An Introduction" from NASW Press. In this groundbreaking book, Figart and Mutari make the study of economic life accessible, applicable, and exciting.


Elisabeth Lamotte

Our host for this episode is NASW member Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW, founder of the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center and author of "Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce." She serves on the Board of Overseers of her graduate school, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, the Trustees' Council of Penn Women, and the board of NASW’s Private Practice Section Committee.


Posted November 2, 2022

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Economic Well-Being: An Introduction

By Deborah M. Figart and Ellen Mutari

"Economic Well-Being" introduces the key economic indicators used to define problems, such as unemployment and underemployment, inflation, recessions, income and wealth inequality, poverty, and discrimination.

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Earn CEs for Reading "Economic Well-Being: An Introduction"

As social workers, we need to understand how economic well-being (or lack thereof) shapes people’s lives. And we must appreciate the challenges that our clients face, including their access to financial resources and their level of economic functioning. Social workers can earn 9.5 CEUs for reading this book and passing an exam.

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