The Social Work Bubble Podcast

The Social Work Bubble Podcast

Laura Swanson, MSW is a psychotherapist in outpatient mental health in New York City that began The Social Work Bubble, initially The Thought Bubble, to discuss all things social work and social justice! Come to The Social Work Bubble for a conversation on social work education, field placements, social issues, direct practice, and anything in between!

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March 31, 2021 24 min

Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, I want to take time to reflect on some important moments in my (short) social work career including turning points and best client interactions. In honor of the closing of Social Work Month, I want to dive into everything wonderful about this field. :)

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today we talk about getting your MSW and EVERYTHING social work grad school including: MSW pathways, picking a grad school, internships & managing the insane workload!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today we talk about high caseloads that social work is known for, stress, burnout, and MANY ways to cope and respond to these issues in the social work and mental health field!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today we dive into using trauma-informed care in direct practice and beyond, while using a case study of a teen with severe PTSD to break down how trauma-informed care can be so effective!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today I talk about using the popular new game, Among Us, in play teletherapy sessions with kids! We also talk about why play therapy is important and effective & how to be creative with play therapy tools as the pandemic continues.

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today we dive into boundaries as social worker to prevent burnout and stay sane in this world!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we're talking about a child client I had in outpatient mental health treatment, and how the therapeutic relationship could have been terminated in a better way! If you can relate, share your story in the comments! Thank you for listening!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we're talking about my undergrad internship in a Child Advocacy Center, and what my experience and takeaways were in working with child survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking, family members, law enforcement, and offenders of abuse. It's some heavy discussion today, so please self care as needed.

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we're talking about the first phase of the social work foundation - The Planned Change Process. We'll discuss intake and engagement, even with the most difficult clients, to set the tone for a great and effective therapeutic relationship!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we're talking about what it looks like to be an introvert in the world of social work and mental health, and if introverts can be successful and effective therapists! We also dive into how you can take care of yourself as an introvert in this field, with practical tools and tips!


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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we are talking about Imposter Syndrome...Many struggle with it, and the impact can limit your potential as a social worker and therapist. Here, we dive into what Imposter Syndrome looks like in everyday life, as well as how to overcome it so that you can be the best social worker you can be!

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! In today's episode, we dive into what it's like working in mental health and social services, as a person who is also working through mental health concerns or a diagnosis. Social workers and therapists are not immune to trauma, depression, anxiety, and every other mental health diagnosis and struggle. So how do these things impact the way we do the work, and how can we do our work...

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! In today's episode, we are talking about all things field placement and field education. If you are a BSW or MSW student, this is the space for you to obtain some tips and wisdom from myself (a soon-to-be MSW grad). I truly hope you can take away some key points on field education and what it entails.

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Welcome to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today, we dive into the essence of social work and what it looks like during a pandemic. Covering theories surrounding crises and crisis intervention work, and how we can apply these models to a pandemic response. We also talk about how a social worker can DO social work on micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

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Welcome back to The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Today we have a shorter discussion on recent changes brought about by COVID-19, as well as various adjustments that occur when working from home & conducting teletherapy remotely. As an MSW student, I also talk briefly about the impact this pandemic has had on social work education, and the recent CSWE decision to decrease required field practicum hours. I hope you enjoy, and plea...

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In this episode of The Social Work Bubble podcast, we dive into the meaning of vicarious traumatization versus burnout, as well as effective ways to prevent again traumatization within the social work field. We also discuss practical and real strategies for self care and mental health care. 

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Welcome to Episode 3 of The Social Work Bubble Podcast where we dive a little deeper into what makes a good social worker, and what personal qualities people considering social work should and should not have. Let me know your thoughts below and get the conversation started on what makes social workers so amazing!

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Hello everyone! Listen to Episode 2 of The Social Work Bubble podcast where I dive into my 2020 Resolutions, my past Resolutions, and how we can make the most out of this wonderful life we've been given as humans and social workers!

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Welcome to Episode 1 of the The Social Work Bubble Podcast! Listen to get an idea of who I am and what my background in social work is, as well as what you can expect from this platform in the future! Thank you for listening!

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