39 episodes

This podcast aims to inspire social workers to:
Discover new areas of practice
Gain insight into specialty areas and learn new skills
How to combine different specialities
Be motivated and inspired by hearing the stories of other social workers and not only hear about their successes but also hear about their struggles , challenges and fears
Learn about some of the different fields of social work , how to work with each other and what are some of the strengths and limitations of those areas
advice about how to develop your clinical skills and some of the tools you can adapt into your work
Give advice on books to read and other resources
And importantly self-care advice and how to reduce burn out

https://insidesocialwork.com/

The Inside Social Work Podcas‪t‬ Marie Vakakis

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

This podcast aims to inspire social workers to:
Discover new areas of practice
Gain insight into specialty areas and learn new skills
How to combine different specialities
Be motivated and inspired by hearing the stories of other social workers and not only hear about their successes but also hear about their struggles , challenges and fears
Learn about some of the different fields of social work , how to work with each other and what are some of the strengths and limitations of those areas
advice about how to develop your clinical skills and some of the tools you can adapt into your work
Give advice on books to read and other resources
And importantly self-care advice and how to reduce burn out

https://insidesocialwork.com/

    Working with young people in forensic services.

    Working with young people in forensic services.

     Working with young people in forensic services  




    In this episode, Susan Hancox shares her experience working in forensics services. She shares with the listeners her journey into social work and further studies in psychology. We discuss the raise the age campaign and some of the reasons that social workers, other allied health, and medical professionals were advocating to increase the age of criminal responsibility.
     
    Some resources and readings recommended by Sussie
     




    http://www.worthasecondchance.com.au/take-action/raise-the-age/
     
    https://www.racp.edu.au/news-and-events/media-releases/doctors-lawyers-experts-unite-in-call-to-raise-age-of-criminal-responsibility
    age of criminal responsibility - RACP
    Following Universal Children’s Day, doctors, lawyers, health and human rights experts from across Australia are calling for the age when children can be held criminally liable to be raised to at least 14 years so that primary school-aged children are not entangled in the criminal justice system.
    www.racp.edu.au

     
    https://jss.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Raising-the-age-of-criminal-responsibility-There-is-a-better-way.pdf
     
    Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility
    Internationally, strong systems support children in trouble in meaningful and holistic ways. These examples show us that raising the age of criminal responsibility is possible.
    jss.org.au




    https://www.raisetheage.org.au/
     
    Raise The Age
    Our petition. To my State Premier or Chief Minister and State/Territory Attorney-General, right now in our state children between 10 and 13 years olds are locked up in prison. Medical experts say that children’s brains are still developing, especially the parts that regulate judgment, decision-making and impulse control.
    www.raisetheage.org.au

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-27/raise-the-age-of-child-criminal-responsibility-in-australia/12483178
     
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    • 41 min
    Working in perinatal and infant mental health

    Working in perinatal and infant mental health

    Jude is an accredited mental health social worker, counsellor and therapist. In this week's episode, she shares with listeners her journey leading to working in perinatal and infant mental health. She talks about some of the challenges working in that space and what it can bring up for you about your own childhood and relationships within your family. Jude discusses some of the main theoretical frameworks that she uses in her work and talks about how she integrates them when working with parents and babies. Jude has a passion for learning and is a lifelong learner , she encourages listeners to read as many resources as they can attend professional development opportunities and find a really good supervisor and peer group to support you in your journey in your selected field.
     
     
    Resources Jude Mentions 
    https://marcesociety.com/ 
    https://www.aaimh.org.au/
    https://waimh.org/
    https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/
    Books 
    Becoming Attached by Robert Karen
    The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert
    Attachment in Psychotherapy by David Wallin
    Another Chance to be Real by  Donald and Deandra Roberts




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    • 37 min
    The unique perspective of social workers in tertiary mental health services.

    The unique perspective of social workers in tertiary mental health services.

    In this week's episode, I interview Justine Grimmer about her experiences working in ED mental health services. Justine has come into social work after a number of years working in welfare and community development roles and several attempts at trying to work at the teacher. She found her heart was in social work, went back to university in her 30’s to study social work. She has worked in a range of different settings and in a range of services. Justine shares with listeners her journey to social work her experience working in hospital social work and some of the challenges that can come working in multidisciplinary teams within a medical model.
     
    Justine's tips for social work students and new graduates is to get to know yourself, to understand what drives you, what challenges you and what's important to you.
     
    Justine recognises the importance of supervision and connecting with other social workers and recommend a few different options for connecting with other social workers and professional networks. 



    https://www.aasw.asn.au/practitioner-resources/practice-groups
    https://www.aasw.asn.au/professional-development/continuing-professional-development-cpd 
    https://www.mhpod.gov.au/



    Join the Inside Social Work Facebook Group
     
    Join the Inside Social Work Podcast mailing list to get your free social work career guide
     
    Visit the website for the latest info and show notes https://insidesocialwork.com/
     
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    • 38 min
    Motivational Interviewing Explained with Dr Rosemary Higgins.

    Motivational Interviewing Explained with Dr Rosemary Higgins.

    Dr Rosemary Higgins joins me in the podcast to discuss Motivational Interviewing. Rosemary has vast experience in the domains of research and practice. With over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals she is internationally renowned in her field.
    Rosemary is interested in the areas of lifestyle and behaviour change including smoking cessation and improving health and psychocardiology and adjustment to chronic illness, including neurological disorders, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
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    Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts!
     

    • 38 min
    Nothing about us without us , working in mental health advocacy and peer work.

    Nothing about us without us , working in mental health advocacy and peer work.

    Matthew Jackman shares with listeners some of his experiences being a social worker and service user. Matthew has been in the out of home care system and the foster care system as well as having psychiatric mental health services involved in his life. 

    • 43 min
    Reframing Social Work Education.

    Reframing Social Work Education.

    The next issue of Social Work Talk Quarterly is all about social work education. Jo and Alice share their inspiration for this topic and some of the ways they are challenging educators to think about how social workers are created and trained.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

RoseA1994. ,

Absolutely love this podcast.

As an emerging social worker I find this podcast so insightful and inspiring. A range of topics covered which are honest and answer a lot of questions I have about various sectors. Thank you!

dachss ,

Therapeutic Clinician

I just wanted to say thank you for the Podcast!

This is by far my favourite podcast on the Apple Store!

Every episode is brilliant and absolutely perfect.

Never stop recording.

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Yots

For a newbie, these podcasts have been awesome to learn more about the sector, the importance of external supervision and how to avoid burnout. Thanks Marie!

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