The Social Work Bubble Podcast

The Social Work Bubble Podcast

Laura Swanson, LCSW is a therapist in Central New York, and began The Social Work Bubble to create more conversations and community around social work! The podcast is meant as a resource for those interested or in the field, and dives into clinical practice, intervention, ethics, case studies, and licensing, MSW programs, and everything in between! Use this as a space to build community with fellow social workers so we can all thrive in this wonderful field!

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July 3, 2024 41 mins

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Emma Yeager, a recent MSW graduate to dive into her experiences with social work education, gaps in our education, feeling unprepared, and how we can better support social work student interns!

Emma Yeager recently graduated with her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and passed her Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exam in the state of...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, Laura
reviews a  prompt from the Anti-Burnout Card Deck on mindful eating during the work day, and gives advice to fellow social workers experiencing bullying from a coworker and being overwhelmed with their first job post-grad.

Laura Swanson, LCSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in order to build community and a ...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, Laura shares her recent experience studying & passing the ASWB's LCSW exam! Stay tuned for information on the application process & fees, tools I used to study, and what's next as an LCSW!

Laura Swanson, LCSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in order to build community and a hub of helpful resources an...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we get into a mindfulness prompt from the Anti-Burnout card deck, and diving into Redditors issues with public opinions on social workers and money, and if it's okay for us to wear expensive items.

Laura Swanson, LMSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in order to build community and a hub of helpful resources and s...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we get into cognitive behavior therapy, one of favorite modalities! I talk all about the cognitive triangle and specific ways we can support clients in changing thoughts and behaviors. A great framework to see if you'd be interested in pursuing more training, or getting to know some basics to incorporate into your social work! 

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Francesca Sternfeld, LSCW, SIFI, to dive into all things supervision! Francesca shares her incredible passion & insight into supervision, including the importance of it, skills supervisors can use, how students can use it to evolve in their work and more!

Francesca Sternfeld, LCSW-SIFI is a clinician, educational coordinator and ...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we dive into Reddit forums r/social work and r/therapists to give advice to other professionals on leaving the field, starting a private practice, and staying present and engaged with telehealth sessions. We also do a mindfulness prompt from the Anti-Burnout Card Deck!

Laura Swanson, LMSW is a New York based therapist that beg...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by me, myself, and I, diving into strategies I've learned post-burnout to keep growing as a social worker, having passion for the field again, some interventions I've learned about, and going over a prompt from the Anti-Burnout Card Deck.

Laura Swanson, LMSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in or...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Jocelyn Sailor, LCSW and District Social Work Coach. Jocelyn shares her journey in social work, describes the ins and outs of her role as a school social work coach, effective interventions, collaboration skills, and highlights the planners & resources she offers at School Social Work Solutions!

Jocelyn Sailor, LCSW is a District...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Andrea Rodriguez, LMHC! She talks about leaving the nonprofit world to enter private practice, including how to make that decision and navigating starting a business. Andrea also highlights some mental health struggles for Latinx people - important considerations for all social workers & mental health providers!

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by the hosts of the Beats by Social Work Podcast, Tiffany & Kristin, to dive into the essential and interesting world of transplant & LVAD social work.  We get into a typical day, the power of advocacy,  biggest challenges, essential skills & more!

Tiffany Coco is an LCSW in Arizona with 18 years of social work experience, I...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by the co-founder and CEO of SupportNow, Jordan Arogeti. Jordan details her journey to starting SupportNow, and online registry to offer money, meals, errands, and more to those experiencing some of life's most difficult moments. We also touch on how social workers are often the one's supporting families and creating a network of resou...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Liz Ramdas, a social worker that has found passion in cognitive rehab work! Liz discusses actual skills all social workers can use, the importance of screening for brain injury & shines light on this essential social work role that is often overlooked.

Liz Ramdas, MS, LMSW is a former New York City school psychologist who pursue...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Julie McGue, a domestic adoptee and author. Julie shares her experience as she processed adoption, search for birth family, and the social workers that supported her along the way! 

Julie Ryan McGue is an American writer, a domestic adoptee, and an identical twin. In her books, essays, and blogs, she explores the topics of finding o...

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On this bonus episode, Laura chats about feeling not fulfilled doing only therapy sessions, and how there is a lack of typical social working that. She also details the importance of advocacy and social justice as we call to support those suffering in Palestine, Sudan, and the Congo. We then review two prompts from the Anti-Burnout Card Deck, and wrap up with noticing how she kept sayin...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Taylor, the creator of Social Work to Wealth, giving us some tips and insight into her own journey paying off debt and building wealth, and how fellow social workers can do the same! 

Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and personal finance blogger at Social Work to Wealth. On her blog, she shares resources and lessons learne...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Anna Webster, a hospital social worker that details her experience as a rural child protection worker, considering an MSW, and transitioning to hospital social work. An incredible journey that shows the importance of self care and being open and flexible in your own social work journey!

Anna Webster is a 23 year old social worker who...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Rosio Mancera, a social worker that supports refugees crossing the US Southern Border. We have a great conversation on this work, the intricate balance in social work, and disproving myths about refugees.

Rosio Mancera, ACSW graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016. She has focused her training on children and you...

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On this bonus episode, Laura dives into her top tips to build rapport with clients & introduces 2 new segments - a mindfulness prompt and describing an anger management intervention for kids! 

Laura Swanson, LMSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in order to build community and a hub of helpful resources and support for social workers! Her aim ...

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On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Elizabeth, an incredible social worker from Indonesia, where she works to support refugees through this stressful transitional period. A great episode where we get insight into the highs & lows of this work!

Elizabeth Hutajulu is a social worker from Indonesia working in the field of refugees under the organization of Church Worl...

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