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 practitioners. 

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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.


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.


EP53: Trauma Interventions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

May 26, 2020

Martha RodriguezMartha Rodriguez, LCSW, is service manager of recovery at Broward County Public Schools in Florida. She also works at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which was the site of a mass school shooting in 2018.


EP52: Tips for Successfully Implementing Teletherapy

May 12, 2020

Pat Spencer Pat Spencer, LCSW, talks about moving her practice to teletherapy during New Jersey's stay-at-home order in this episode of NASW Social Work Talks podcast.


EP51: Immigration on the Texas Border, Before and After COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

border patrol truck drives on a dirt roadIn early March, we spoke with staff from the NASW-Texas chapter about what the immigration crisis looks like in their state. Then later that month, the coronavirus health crisis hit North America pretty hard, so we spoke with them again to see how things have changed.


EP50: Hospital Social Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

Rosanelly Garcia Rosanelly Garcia is a trauma social worker in the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She speaks with us about what it's like right now, working in the ER during the coronavirus pandemic.


EP49: Supporting Seniors During Social Distancing

Mar 31, 2020

Lindsay Brine

Lindsay Brine is a former educator and current social work student at New York University. She speaks about supporting older residents of New York City through social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic.


EP48: Self-Care for Social Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 17, 2020

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSWWe speak with NASW member Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, about how social workers can practice self-care during the coronavirus pandemic.


EP47: Parents Under Pressure

Feb 25, 2020

Karen Zilberstein Karen Zilberstein is a psychotherapist and author of "Parents Under Pressure: Struggling to Raise Children in an Unequal America." She's also clinical director of the Northampton, Mass., chapter of A Home Within, a national non-profit devoted to providing pro bono therapy to foster care youth and alumni.


EP46: What Can We Learn from Dreams?

Feb 04, 2020

Arthur Strock NASW member Arthur Strock, Ph.D., is a founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and author of "Live By Your Dreams: Heartwarming Stories About Dreams and What They Tell Us." He speaks with us about dreams and how they can be used to improve our lives.


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