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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EP69: Superheroes and Grief

Apr 06, 2021

Jill Dr. Jill Harrington, DSW, LCSW, is creator and co-editor of "Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss," which provides practical ideas for promoting healing through modern superhero stories.


EP68: Battling Burnout

Feb 23, 2021

Kelley BonnerWe speak with Kelley Bonner, LCSW, MA, a burnout expert and wellness advocate, about how social workers can recognize, prevent and recover from burnout.


EP67: Living With and Overcoming Stress

Feb 09, 2021

Darryl WebsterDarryl Webster, MSW, LICSW, a school social worker for 25 years, is the author of “I Think I’m Going Crazy: Proven Strategies for Managing Stress, Overcoming Anxiety and Depression.” We speak with him about dealing with stress during the pandemic and beyond.


EP66: Social Workers in Film

Jan 26, 2021

Gerri Matthews and Matt AndersonIn this episode, we speak with Matt Anderson and Gerri Matthews are social workers who use film as a way to advocate for people and causes they believe in.


EP65: Emotional Intelligence

Dec 29, 2020

George AndersonGeorge Anderson is a board-certified diplomate in psychotherapy, and author of "Gaining Control of Ourselves," among other works. We talk with him about emotional intelligence and how social workers can use it in their work.


EP64: Raising Kids with Grit and Resilience

Dec 15, 2020

Elisa Nebolsine Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW, is author of "The Grit Workbook for Kids." We speak with her about why grit and determination are so important, and how parents and social workers can help kids develop these important skills.


EP63: Why We Need More Black Male Social Workers

Nov 24, 2020

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


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.


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.


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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