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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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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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