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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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.


Episode 21: Transgender Issues with Zander Keig

Jan 08, 2019

Zander KeigZander 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."


Episode 19: Bullying Prevention

Dec 04, 2018

Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD

Guest Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher. She is editor of "Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Life Course Perspective," which offers recommendations for prevention and intervention in bullying across the lifespan.


Episode 18: Disability Awareness with Paula Allen-Meares

Nov 20, 2018

Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD

Children with disabilities are highly diverse in terms of their health conditions, disability severity, and social environments, yet they share many of the same needs.

Our guest, Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD, was part of a committee that created a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, that identifies the characteristics of effective programs for this population, as well as opportunities for improvement.


Episode 17: Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout

Nov 06, 2018

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is a professor of Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, and is the author of "Mentalligence" and "Reset." With more than 20 years' experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and parent, she speaks about her area of expertise: preventing and treating burnout.


EP16: Juvenile Justice / Youth Transfer

Oct 30, 2018

Mel Wilson and Jeree Thomas in the studioAn NASW social justice brief reports that Black youth make up about 14% of the total youth population, but comprise 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges. Guests Mel Wilson, NASW's social justice and human rights manager, and Jeree Thomas, policy director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, discuss this unjust practice.


Episode 15: Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

Oct 16, 2018

Carla GonzalezCarla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and sexual assault.


EP14: School Social Work with author Brenda Wade

Oct 02, 2018

Brenda WadeFor Brenda Wade, MSW, LCSW-C, CSSW, writing fiction is both a means of self-care  and a way to explore the challenges that she sees in her work as a school social worker.


Episode 13: Facing the Opioid Crisis

Sep 18, 2018

 David Stoecker, LCSWOur guest, David Stoecker, LCSW, is founder and director of Better Life in Recovery. He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens, rather than a punitive one. He argues that abstinence is not the only path to recovery and that we need to create healthy communities and to provide recovery support to those who need it.


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