NASW Social Work Talks

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

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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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EP45: Clinical Social Work in a Police Department

Jan 21, 2020


Heather BurzynskiHeather Burzynski, MSW, APSW, SAC-IT, works as a clinical social worker with the Green Bay Police Department. She talks about the benefits of having a social worker embedded within a police department.

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EP44: 2019 in Review & 2020 Preview

Dec 31, 2019

podcast studioThe podcast team members reflect on the topics we covered in 2019, what we're working on for 2020, and give thanks to our listeners and our amazing guests.

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EP43: Faith-Based and Secular Meditation

Dec 17, 2019

Raymond Monsour ScurfieldRaymond Monsour Scurfield, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, NASW 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, speaks about his work with faith-based and secular meditation in his private practice and in the classroom.

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Episode 42: Veterinary Social Work

Nov 26, 2019

Elizabeth B. StrandElizabeth B. Strand, PhD, LCSW, Director of Veterinary Social Work and Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, talks about the need for veterinary social workers and why she loves her work.

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Episode 41: You Are Enough: Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse

Nov 12, 2019

Megan Fenyoe, LCSWMegan Fenyoe, LCSW, is an Air Force veteran, host of the Blonde Bombshell podcast, and author of "You Are Enough: 5 Steps To Move From Struggle to Strength." Her work focuses on how the mind affects well-being, and how individuals can use their personal strengths to overcome challenges.

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Episode 40: Working Against Domestic Violence

Oct 28, 2019

Ruth Glenn

In this episode, we speak with Ruth Glenn, President & CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a domestic violence prevention advocate and survivor.

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Episode 39: Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

Oct 08, 2019

Jean E. Balestrery Jean E Balestrery, PhD, MA, MSW, LICSW, talks about what social workers need to know about how dementia effects indigenous peoples.

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Episode 38: Bringing Yoga to Jail

Sep 24, 2019


Michael Wilkins Our guest Michael Wilkins, LCSW, is therapist at the Center for Trauma & Resilience in Denver. We speak with Michael about his work bringing yoga and breathing techniques to inmates in Colorado.

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EP37: Suicide Prevention with Jonathan Singer

Sep 10, 2019

Jonathan B. Singer Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, speaks with us about how social workers can help prevent suicide.

Singer is an associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children and families. He's also the host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, and author of multiple publications, including "Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention."

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EP36: Social Work Practice Mobility

Aug 27, 2019


Mary Jo Monahan and Angelo McClain in the studio Clinical social workers, like other clinicians such as psychologists, would like to be able to practice in multiple states or territories.

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, speaks with Mary Jo Monahan, CEO of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) about efforts to enable social work practice mobility.

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