50 episodes

A podcast exploring Social Work practice through stories & critical reflection.

The Social Work Stories Podcast The Social Work Stories Team

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

A podcast exploring Social Work practice through stories & critical reflection.

    Social Work in a Maximum Security Prison: A Story of Creative Practice in Social Work (Ep. 15 Redux)

    Social Work in a Maximum Security Prison: A Story of Creative Practice in Social Work (Ep. 15 Redux)

    Our team is taking a break to enjoy the Aussie summer and exhale after a long year. But we didn't want to leave you without. So please enjoy a replay of one of our favourite episodes, "Social Work in a Maximum Security Prison: A Story of Creative Practice in Social Work".
     
    When a social worker works in a maximum security prison, and she opens with the line - "He was really intimidating!", you can be sure it will be a story worth listening to. Join your hosts Lis & Mim as they unpack the creative practice of another one of our fantastic social work storytellers. 
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech, with special thanks to Brenna Lorkin.
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
     
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.
    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!

    • 42 min
    Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug - A Child Protection Story - Ep. 06 Redux

    Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug - A Child Protection Story - Ep. 06 Redux

    Our team is taking a break to enjoy the Aussie summer and exhale after a long year. But we didn't want to leave you without. So please enjoy a replay of one of our favourite episodes, "Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug":
    Join your hosts Mim & Lis as they take a few steps into the dynamic and challenging world of social work in the child and family sector. Be prepared to be challenged and inspired by this story of an early-career social worker thrown into a difficult situation.
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
     
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.
    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!

    • 35 min
    A Social Worker, A Client, and a Long Journey of Support - Ep. 49

    A Social Worker, A Client, and a Long Journey of Support - Ep. 49

    This one is a little different - join Lis and Mim for one story from two perspectives -  the social worker and the client both! Hear the way Bek and Paul have worked together for over a decade, learned from each other, and journeyed through multiple crises. This incredible story will break your heart, sew hope, and challenge your perspective - it certainly astounded our team!
     

    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
     
    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox.
    Producer - Justin Stech.
    Assistant Producers - Hamish Cole, Noni Reginato and Felix Kiefel-Johnson.
     
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 15 December 2020)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 53 min
    Social Work from an Aboriginal Perspective - Exploring Cultural Load - Ep. 48

    Social Work from an Aboriginal Perspective - Exploring Cultural Load - Ep. 48

    Join Mim and friend of the podcast Denkia Thomas for a story from a social worker who shares her perspective on being Aboriginal and practicing social work. In this vibrant story, she details the richness of cultural understanding within her practice, but also the challenges of "cultural load".
    This episode may contain some terms and concepts that are not familiar to some of our listeners, especially those who live outside of Australia. Here's a handy guide to some of the terms you may have heard, and what they mean.

    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Dr. Mim Fox and Denika Thomas
    Producer - Justin Stech and Lis Murphy
    Editing - Hamish Cole
    Assistant Producers - Noni Reginato and Felix Kiefel-Johnson.
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 2 December 2020)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 38 min
    Social Work with Gender & Sexuality Diverse Communities - Ep. 47

    Social Work with Gender & Sexuality Diverse Communities - Ep. 47

    Join Lis and Mim for a conversation with Sarah Etter, who shares insights into work with gender and sexually diverse communities. The discussion delves into both the big-picture concepts of equality-building, and many practical tips for weaving inclusivity and respect into your practice, no matter what context you work within. Sarah generously shares with us their passion and motivation, lived experience, and wisdom from the field.

    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox.
    Producer - Justin Stech.
    Assistant Producers - Hamish Cole, Noni Reginato and Felix Kiefel-Johnson.
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 17 November 2020)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 35 min
    46. Professional Grief and the Wilderness of the Soul

    46. Professional Grief and the Wilderness of the Soul

    Join Lis and Mim for a story from a social worker who shares her story of navigating grief, loss, and the practical challenges that arise when someone passes away. Working with a father who is a carer for his adult son, and who also has an end-stage cancer diagnosis, this social worker discusses the balance of logistical and emotional support, as well as processing her own professional grief. This is a rich practice story about the complexities of human work, and how to stay connected with your clients and yourself in the process of doing social work.
     

    Do you have thoughts, want to contribute a story or question for the team, or just say hello? Send us an email on socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox.
    Producer - Justin Stech.
    Assistant Producers - Hamish Cole, Noni Reginato and Felix Kiefel-Johnson.
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 3 November 2020)
     
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

catherineact ,

My new favourite podcast ..and professional development all in one

A thoughtful and insightful analysis of Australian social work practice in diverse settings. Inspirational and a great source of professional development , too.

fencat :) ,

Thanks for making this.

From a person centred art therapist - absolutely adore this podcast!

podcastsandsocialwork ,

A great podcast for social workers in any context!

This podcast is such an excellent resource for any social worker, student, or anyone in a person-focused profession! I love hearing from so many different social workers from around the world in such various practice contexts.

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