Social Work Career Development: Blogs You Should Read
Through this series of notes, I will share links of Blog posts and/or websites I’ve found that I see as being too great to keep to myself.
These resources will come from a variety of areas of service and interests, with the common theme being a focus on issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.
Some of them will be websites that I regularly look to for information and inspiration for my own personal growth, advocacy, and professional development, while others will be resources that I may have just discovered and want to get the word out. Today’s Note highlights the blog Social Work Career Development.
The Link http://www.dorleem.com/
Why I like it Written by Dorlee M, MBA, LMSW, Social Work Career Development is meant to help Social Workers and other mental health professionals from a variety of areas with their professional development. In addition to featuring interviews on various topics, she also brings professionals together through curating content for her Best in Mental Health series. It’s an extra source for continuing education.
A sample from a post (or posts) from the site that I’ve read, and think you should too. “10 LMSW Exam Practice Questions”
“Would you like to have a look at some practice questions to help you prepare for your LMSW (ASWB) exam? Below are 10 questions that we went over during a review class at my school:”
“According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, microaggressions are common everyday slights, insults and indignities (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicate humiliating messages to a particular person or group. Some microaggressions may be so subtle that neither the victim nor the perpetrator may fully understand what is going on.”
Continue Reading “What Are Microaggressions?”..“Secrets for Passing the LMSW Exam”
“Pay attention to the order of social work process. This is key across the different sections. For example, there is engagement, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and termination. We should remember this order and keep this in mind when asked questions about what the social worker should do FIRST.” “Do what you need to do to reduce your anxiety. For some, this may mean visiting the test site in advance of the test. For others, this may mean meditating. For yet others, this may mean going with a loved one to the test site on the day of the test. For yet others, this may mean not telling anyone when you are taking the test so that the expectations of your friends/family won’t be an added stressor.”
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW