91 episodes

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

The Social Work Stories Podcast The Social Work Stories Team

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 114 Ratings

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

    Centring the Child’s Voice - Social Work in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia - Ep. 90

    Centring the Child’s Voice - Social Work in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia - Ep. 90

    Join Mim and Lis as we hear an interview with two social workers from the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. These passionate social workers discuss the crucial role of social work in family law cases. Their social work story explores how conducting child-centered assessments and gaining the child's perspective can shift parents' understanding of their child's experiences, and lead to resolutions focused on the child's needs. They highlight how social workers navigate complex issues of risk, development and emotion to advocate for children navigating parental separation and high-conflict disputes. Mim and Lis then unpack the story and the important work that these social workers do, drawing links between this work and wider social work practice. 
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (19 June, 2024)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 41 min
    A Case for More Social Workers in the Disabilities Space - Ep. 89

    A Case for More Social Workers in the Disabilities Space - Ep. 89

    In this episode, Lis and Mim delve into a rich practice story from a social worker in the disabilities space, supporting a mother and her children experiencing domestic violence, while working to meet the high support needs of one of the children. Then we break down the story and what was happening behind the scenes for that social worker - holding this family with great care, dignity and respect in the midst of a challenged service system. In the end, we see the richness that social work values can bring into this important practice area. 
     
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (30th April, 2024)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 40 min
    Discharge planning: Social justice in action - Ep.88

    Discharge planning: Social justice in action - Ep.88

    Hey! Social Worker!! If you listen to this episode you'll never think of 'discharge planning' as simply admin again... it'll become an act of social justice each and every time! Enjoy.
     
    SIDE NOTE: In this episode, Mim refers to Pamela Trevithick's work. Here's the reference:
    Trevithick, P. (2012). Social work skills and knowledge: a practice handbook (3rd edn.). McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.
     
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (31st Jan, 2024)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 47 min
    How an aged-care social worker uses dignifying practice as covert resistance - Ep.87

    How an aged-care social worker uses dignifying practice as covert resistance - Ep.87

    Lis called this episode, "A classic!" and Mim said, "This is going straight onto my University Readings List." So, you know it's going to be worth the listen! We hope that you enjoy.
     
    SIDE NOTE: In this episode, Lis refers to a journal article on 'covert activism'. Here's the reference:
    Greenslade, L., McAuliffe, D. & Chenoweth, L., 2015, 'Social workers' experiences of covert workplace activism', Australian Social Work, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 422-437, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.940360
     
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (31st Jan, 2024)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 37 min
    "Don't just believe what you read on my file": Re-authoring patient stories - Ep. 86

    "Don't just believe what you read on my file": Re-authoring patient stories - Ep. 86

    Welcome back to the Social Work Stories podcast. This is the first episode released for 2024, and boy-oh-boy do we have a doozy for you!! In this episode, you'll join Lis and Mim in hearing from an anonymous social worker using a practice innovation in an Emergency Department setting. This is a riveting story and discussion, not to be missed!
     
    SIDE NOTE: In this episode, Mim refers to 'Narrative Therapy and Intensive Outreach: Working with Mothers whose Children have been removed - Ep. 72'. You can find it in our previously released episodes.
     
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (31st Jan, 2024)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 57 min
    Social Work and Voluntary Assisted Dying: We Have All The Tools We Need - Ep. 85

    Social Work and Voluntary Assisted Dying: We Have All The Tools We Need - Ep. 85

    Join hosts Lis Murphy and Mim Fox as they delve into the nuanced and delicate role of social workers in supporting individuals through voluntary assisted dying. As the state of New South Wales, Australia prepares to introduce voluntary assisted dying later this month, Mim and Lis frame the conversation by highlighting how this emerging field of practice adds depth to the already established wider skillset of social work.
    The heart of the episode unfolds with a poignant story from a social worker who guided an elderly man and his family through the voluntary assisted dying process. The narrative emphasises the importance of compassion, autonomy, and family involvement in end-of-life decisions. Lis and Mim reflect on the ethical considerations and social work principles involved, stressing the need for preparatory supervision, paired with ongoing critical reflection. The episode concludes with insights into creating safe spaces for end-of-life care conversations and the value of in-person and virtual communities for support. This emotionally charged and timely episode provides a compelling exploration of the social work principles underpinning voluntary assisted dying, showcasing the skills and compassion social workers bring to these complex situations.
     
    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!
    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at socialworkstoriespodcast@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!
    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast
     
    Credits:
    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox
    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech
    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten
    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com
    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 21 Nov, 2023)
    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Ki Lane ,

If your a social worker you should definitely be listening

Great podcast with awesome topics and perspectives.

Rue_Flower ,

Please continue making episodes

Having had the desire for a long time to work and help people as a Social Worker would, but never hearing the term ‘Social Worker’ until recent times, I began to look into this practice and found this podcast! This podcast has inspired me to want to give my life’s work to this profession and work like it!
PLEASE make more episodes!! :)

podkt ,

Love this

This podcast reminds me of why I studied social work to begin with. I’m in the US and this show is relevant. They have stories from people all over the world and they are so well told and then further discussed.

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