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 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.


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.


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.

Episode 22: Teens and Video Games

Jan 22, 2019


#Mike Langlois, MSW, LICSW, is author of "Reset: Video Games & Psychotherapy." He's a gamer-affirmative therapist whose work focuses on gaming, social media, and the impact of social networks on relationships.

Langlois encourages us to change our perspective of gaming and to understand that they can be very social in nature.


Episode 21: Transgender Issues with Zander Keig

Jan 08, 2019


Zander KeigZander Keig, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social work case manager on the U.S. Navy Medicine West Regional Transgender Care Team. He's a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and co-author of three books and several journal articles. He is also a transsexual man who transitioned in 2005.


Episode 20: Support for Caregivers

Dec 18, 2018


Santo D. MarabellaOur guest Santo D. Marabella, MBA, DSW, is an author, playwright, filmmaker, speaker and educator. He's the author of "The Lessons of Caring: Inspiration and Support for Caregivers."


Episode 19: Bullying Prevention

Dec 04, 2018

Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD

Guest Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher. She is editor of "Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Life Course Perspective," which offers recommendations for prevention and intervention in bullying across the lifespan.

Episode 18: Disability Awareness with Paula Allen-Meares

Nov 20, 2018

Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD

Children with disabilities are highly diverse in terms of their health conditions, disability severity, and social environments, yet they share many of the same needs.

Our guest, Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD, was part of a committee that created a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, that identifies the characteristics of effective programs for this population, as well as opportunities for improvement.

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