Have you ever thought about going into private practice social work? Are you already working in this space? Have you never even considered it?
Join Mim & Lis as they have a conversation with Dr. Josie McSkimming, a clinical social worker and author, exploring her experience of engaging in therapeutic relationships in the midst of a pandemic. Josie shares the way she sustains herself in her practice, how she builds boundaries to support herself and her clients, and her gained wisdom for those wanting to enter the private practice space. We also discuss the emotional balance of in-the-room vs over-Zoom, the challenges of poor WiFi connections, and how a pandemic changes the whole dynamic of therapy.
Whether you're in the private practice space, aspiring to work in this space in the future, or not thinking of this area of social work practice at all, we think most everyone will find helpful reflection and useful pieces of this episode to take with them.
You can connect with Dr. Josie McSkimming on Twitter.
*Your producer would also like to note a small correction to something mentioned in the episode: Lis claims her parents are the "Number 1 Fans", while empirical evidence shows that this title actually belongs to Judith K. We apologise for any misunderstandings and welcome all Number 1 Fans to the podcast.
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Hosts - Lis Murphy and Mim Fox
Producer - Justin Stech
Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
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