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The Most Popular Careers in Social Work

Social workers create positive change in the lives of people of all ages and from every walk of life. The field of social work provides many different opportunities for those …

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Master of Social Work Versus Master in Psychology

So you have already earned your bachelor’s degree and have decided to pursue the next stage of academia — the master’s degree. You’re interested in direct practice and helping individuals, …

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What I Wish I Had Truly Understood About Social Work

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series written by SocialWork@Simmons Program Director Dana Grossman Leeman, Ph.D., M.S.W.
When I began my Masters of Social Work and even after …

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How to Become a Licensed Social Worker

Clinical social work is a truly meaningful career. It allows you to help people by drawing on your personal strengths in combination with a range of practice approaches, theoretical frameworks, …

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May is Mental Health Month

In his 2013 Presidential Proclamation during Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. President Barack Obama stated:
“As a Nation, it is up to all of us to know the signs of mental …

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Theories Used in Social Work Practice & Practice Models

Social work theories are general explanations that are supported by evidence obtained through the scientific method. A theory may explain human behavior, for example, by describing how humans interact or …

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What Skills Are Required To Be a Social Worker?

Social work requires a diverse and demanding range of professional, emotional, and cognitive skills. While many people who become social workers have a natural aptitude for these skills, it is …

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Financial Assistance for Social Work Students

Are you looking to earn your Master of Social Work online? If so, finances have probably been an important deciding factor for you.
If you are concerned about how you are …

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