NASW Social Work Talks

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Inform, Educate & Inspire

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 pioneers. 


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Episode 32: Animal-Assisted Interventions

May 21, 2019


name Philip Tedeschi, LCSW, is Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. We speak with Professor Tedeschi about the benefits of animal-assisted interventions in social work.


Episode 31: Getting Proactive About Child Immigration

May 07, 2019


 Martha Gonzalez-Cortes Martha Gonzalez-Cortes is Senior Vice President of Community Investment at Kalamazoo Community Foundation in Michigan. She has a deep working knowledge of immigration policy issues, and a passion for finding systemic solutions to challenges faced by immigrant and refugee families.


EP30: Providing Psychosocial Care at Doctors Without Borders

Apr 30, 2019


Athena Viscusi, LCSW Athena Viscusi, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who provides psychosocial care for staff at Doctor's Without Borders / Médecins sans frontières.


Episode 29: The Stories Behind the Salaries

Apr 09, 2019

Allison Peeler Allison Peeler, LMSW, believes social workers need to drop the outdated story of "underworked and unpaid" and to redefine the way they view themselves and their earning capabilities.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


Episode 28: Negotiating Your Salary

Mar 26, 2019


Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP, discusses why it's so important for social workers to negotiate their salaries. Arendt is the Executive Director of NASW's North Carolina Chapter.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


Episode 27: Suze Orman: How Social Workers Can Get Smarter About Money

Mar 19, 2019


Suze Orman Our guest Suze Orman is a New York Times best-selling author and smart money expert. She hosted the award-winning “Suze Orman Show” on CNBC for 13 years. Her books include "Women & Money," “The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke” and “The Courage to be Rich."

We spoke with her about balancing working in a helping profession and taking care of yourself first.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


Episode 26: Increasing Social Work Salaries in NYC

Mar 12, 2019


Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW Social work has the highest debt-to-salary ratio of any profession. Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW, describes how social workers in New York City advocated for pay equity in one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the country. Dr. Schachter served for 27 years as the Executive Director of the NASW New York City chapter.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries

Episode 25: Social Work Salaries

Mar 05, 2019


Michael Sinclair, MSW, PhD Michael Sinclair, MSW, PhD, assistant professor at Morgan State University School of Social Work, often gets questions about pay from his students. Dr. Sinclair talks to us about why the social work pay landscape looks the way it does, and what can be done to change that.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries

Episode 24: Human Trafficking

Feb 19, 2019


Susan Munsey, LCSW Susan Munsey, LCSW, founded GenerateHope, a nonprofit that provides long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex trafficking. A survivor of trafficking herself, Munsey is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating people on this issue.


Episode 23: Teens and Social Media

Feb 05, 2019

Sean Erreger

Sean Erreger, LCSW, MSW, is a clinical case manager for children and adolescents at risk of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and/or out of home placement.

He suggests that social workers who work with teens should consider understanding the social media their clients use could be part of cultural competency.

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