NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

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NASW Social Work Talks podcast seeks to inform, educate and inspire by exploring topics that social workers care about with experts and practitioners.

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EP86: Texas Shooting Aftermath

Jun 16, 2022

Will Francis Will Francis, Executive Director of NASW's Texas chapter, speaks about the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.


EP85: How To Reach Special Populations with Motivational Interviewing

May 26, 2022

Mary Velasquez and Gwen Bouie HaynesIn this episode, we talk about how social workers can talk to harder-to-reach special populations about vaccines and use motivational interviewing to inform people about vaccines.


EP84: Supporting Families To Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Apr 15, 2022

Suzin BartleyHear a conversation with Suzin Bartley, executive director at The Children's Trust, an organization working to stop child abuse in Massachusetts.


EP83: Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver

Apr 07, 2022

Lindsay ClarkThe limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver is a short-term opportunity for borrowers to seek student loan forgiveness through Oct. 31, 2022.


EP82: How Social Workers Can Help People Who Are LGBTQIA+ Overcome Addiction

Mar 16, 2022

Kyle Temple and Rio BauceKyle Temple and Rio Bauce discuss how social workers can help people who are LGBTQIA+ overcome addiction to substances.


EP81: Addiction and the Pandemic

Mar 01, 2022

Chelsea Laliberte Barnes and Jimmy SalyersNASW members Chelsea Laliberte Barnes and Jimmy Salyers talk about how the pandemic has exacerbated the addiction crisis in the United States.


EP80: Vaccine Education with "Connect to End COVID-19"

Feb 08, 2022

Connect to End COVID-19 - social workers support informed vaccine decision-makingLearn about "Connect to End COVID-19," NASW's CDC-funded initiative that helps social workers and their clients to make informed decisions about life-saving vaccines.


EP79: How Can Social Workers Avoid Job Burnout?

Jan 31, 2022

SaraKay SmullensSaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, CGP, CFLE, BCD, is a certified group psychotherapist and family life educator, and author of "Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work."


EP78: Co-dependency and Love Addiction

Jan 12, 2022

Sherry GabaSherry Gaba, LCSW, speaks with us about co-dependency, love addiction, and toxic relationships. Gaba is a psychotherapist, life coach, and certified recovery coach in California. She's author of "The Law of Sobriety" and "The Marriage and Relationship Junkie," and host of The Love Fix podcast.


EP77: Infertility and Mental Health

Dec 07, 2021

Steven J. MillerGuest Steven J. Miller speaks with us about infertility and mental health. He holds a master's in psychology and is earning his MSW at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He sits on the Mental Health Professional Group at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.


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