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Dana Grossman Leeman

Musings on the Blessings (and Mayhem) of Change

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.
In her acclaimed poem “The Journey,” New England poet Mary Oliver, …

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Care Packages for New Group Work Students: A Lesson in Social Work History

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.
During the first two weeks of classes, every student at SocialWork@Simmons …

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The Unsettling Nature of Transitions

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.
On July 14, 2014, students from across the United States began …

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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

A career as a social worker is about empowering people and facilitating change within individuals and communities. In practice, social workers identify biopsychosocial problems or challenges and work with clients …

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