NASW Social Work Talks

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

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NASW Social Work Talks podcast gives us an opportunity to explore topics that social workers care about and to hear from social work experts and practitioners. 


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EP57: Black Lives Matter: The Role of Social Work in Dismantling Structural Racism in the USA

Jul 28, 2020

Black Lives Matter. Let's Talk Social WorkIn this special episode, NASW’s Senior Policy Consultant Mel Wilson is interviewed by Andy McClenaghan on Let’s Talk Social Work, a podcast from the British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland.

Many of our colleagues around the world have been following the developments in the United States around racism and violence against people who are Black. So Mel shares what’s been happening, and what we’re doing here to push for real change and social justice.

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EP56: Facing Racism, Moving Forward

Jul 14, 2020

Chad Dion LassiterChad Dion Lassiter, MSW, is Executive Director at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), and president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. at the University of Pennsylvania. 

We speak with him about America's racism pandemic, and how the social work profession can best move forward through it.

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EP55: Treating Substance Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020

Carla MonteiroIn this episode, we speak with Carla Monteiro about how the coronavirus pandemic is changing how social workers approach treatment for substance use disorder. Carla is a member of NASW's Massachusetts chapter, and is president of the Cape Verdean Social Workers Association.

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EP54: Where We Stand on Racism

Jun 09, 2020

Angelo McClainNASW is committed to social justice for all and to ending racism. In this episode, NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, speaks about how NASW national and chapter staff are mobilized and increasing our efforts in the face of America's racism pandemic.

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EP53: Trauma Interventions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

May 26, 2020

Martha RodriguezMartha Rodriguez, LCSW, is service manager of recovery at Broward County Public Schools in Florida. She also works at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which was the site of a mass school shooting in 2018.

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EP52: Tips for Successfully Implementing Teletherapy

May 12, 2020

Pat Spencer Pat Spencer, LCSW, talks about moving her practice to teletherapy during New Jersey's stay-at-home order in this episode of NASW Social Work Talks podcast.

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EP51: Immigration on the Texas Border, Before and After COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020


border patrol truck drives on a dirt roadIn early March, we spoke with staff from the NASW-Texas chapter about what the immigration crisis looks like in their state. Then later that month, the coronavirus health crisis hit North America pretty hard, so we spoke with them again to see how things have changed.

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EP50: Hospital Social Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

Rosanelly Garcia Rosanelly Garcia is a trauma social worker in the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She speaks with us about what it's like right now, working in the ER during the coronavirus pandemic.

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EP49: Supporting Seniors During Social Distancing

Mar 31, 2020


Lindsay Brine

Lindsay Brine is a former educator and current social work student at New York University. She speaks about supporting older residents of New York City through social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic.

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EP48: Self-Care for Social Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 17, 2020

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSWWe speak with NASW member Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, about how social workers can practice self-care during the coronavirus pandemic.

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