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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EP63: Why We Need More Black Male Social Workers

Nov 24, 2020

We speak with Dr. Anthony Estreet, LCSW-C, and Walter Palmer, JD, about why we need more Black male social workers, and how we can support people looking to enter the profession.

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EP62: Ending Domestic Violence in the Military and Beyond

Oct 27, 2020

white ribbon with government sealWhite Ribbon VA is a campaign of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence in VA health care settings and in communities to promote a positive change in the culture.

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EP61: Justice and Joy: Self-Care in 2020

Oct 20, 2020

Sharea Farmer Sharea Farmer, LCSW, has years of success in helping clients recover from anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. We speak with her about why self-care and community building are so important for Black and brown people in this time of heightened anxiety.

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EP60: History of EAPs

Sep 29, 2020

Dale MasiDale A. Masi, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP, is Professor Emeritus at University of Maryland and author of "The History of Employee Assistance Programs in the United States." She talks to us about the social work roots of employee assistance programs (EAPs).

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EP59: Helping People Overcome Eating Disorders

Aug 25, 2020

Mary Anne CohenWe speak with Mary Anne Cohen, director of the New York Center for Eating Disorders. She's author of the NASW Press publication, "Treating the Eating Disorder Self: A Comprehensive Model for the Social Work Therapist."

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EP58: Meet NASW President Mit Joyner

Aug 11, 2020

Mit JoynerIn July 2020, Mildred "Mit" C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW, started her three-year term as NASW's President. We talk with her about her vision for the association in the midst of a global pandemic and a reckoning around racism.

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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. Mel shares what’s been happening in the United States, 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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