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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Episode 29: The Stories Behind the Salaries

Apr 09, 2019

Allison Peeler Allison Peeler, LMSW, believes social workers need to drop the outdated story of "underworked and unpaid" and to redefine the way they view themselves and their earning capabilities.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


Episode 28: Negotiating Your Salary

Mar 26, 2019

Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP, discusses why it's so important for social workers to negotiate their salaries. Arendt is the Executive Director of NASW's North Carolina Chapter.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


EP27: 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.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


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.

Part of our Social Work Month 2019 series on social work salaries


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.


EP23: 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.


EP21: Transgender Issues with Zander Keig

Jan 08, 2019

Zander KeigFormer NASW member Zander 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."


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