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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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.


EP76: Smoking Cessation

Oct 05, 2021

Taslim van HattumTaslim van Hattum, MSW, MPH, Senior Director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health, speaks with us about how social workers can help clients stop smoking or vaping.


EP75: Voter Registration with Vote-ER

Aug 17, 2021

Kristina M. Whiton-O'BrienGuest Kristina M. Whiton-O'Brien, MSW, LICSW, is Director of Partnerships at Vot-ER, a nonpartisan nonprofit that helps to provide patients the opportunity to register to vote.


EP74: Housing Insecurity

Jul 27, 2021

Kelly BrunoWe speak with Kelly Bruno, MSW, president and CEO of National Health Foundation in Los Angeles, Calif. Bruno helped to create recuperative care program in response to hospitals’ illegal practice of patient dumping — the failure to make continued care arrangements when releasing homeless patients from the hospital.


EP73: Every Month is Pride Month

Jul 15, 2021

Rick MillerGuest Rick Miller is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rick is founder of the organization Gay Sons & Mothers. 


EP72: 2021 Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

Jun 08, 2021

Dawn HobdyWe speak with Dawn M. Hobdy, LICSW, NASW's Vice President, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, about the 2021 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics.


EP71: Child Welfare and the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 25, 2021

Lesli SuggsOur guest is Lesli Suggs, LICSW, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, a Boston-based organization that helps build stable lives and hopeful futures for children who are abused, neglected or at-risk.


EP70: Stop Asian Hate

May 04, 2021

Janlee Wong We speak about how to stop anti-Asian violence and hate with Janlee Wong, MSW, who was Executive Director of NASW's California chapter for over 25 years.


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