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The Social Work Harry Potter Podcast
Due to our planned guest not being available this week, I delve into the SWT archives and bring you a taste of the Patreon exclusive Social Work Harry Potter Podcast.
So grab a pint of butterbeer and join me and Tilly as we get lost in the magical world and discuss all things Harry Potter (with a social work twist).
If you like these Harry Potter shows, you can sign up for the entire series at www.patreon.com/socialworktutor
Greg Reardon is a children's social worker from Australia who emigrated from the UK to start a new life down under.
He joins me to discuss his journey into social work as a young man, the story of his move to Australia, how he and his fiance adapted to their new life, and the practice differences he has found.
Rita Daily is an independent social worker from southern England who works on behalf of local authorities and family courts to undertake expert assessments.
She joins me to discuss the role of independent social workers, defining 'good enough' parenting, making the shift away from council employment, and how to achieve the best outcomes in assessments.
Ang Martin is a private practice social worker from Australia who has dedicated her career to supporting children and adults with additional mental health needs.
She joins me to discuss using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) with clients, the outcomes this approach can achieve, and the societal and cultural drivers behind increased mental health diagnosis.
Leanne Wilson is a school social worker from Pennsylvania who has spent more than a decade working with children and their families.
She joins me to discuss using a family advocacy model, person-centred practice, systematic and strengths-based approaches to intervention, and how to avoid an 'us versus them' culture.
Kayleigh Rose Evans
Kayleigh Rose Evans is a frontline adults social worker and academic from Northern England who runs a popular Youtube channel and is researching the use of social media within social work.
She joins me to discuss her passion for social work, share some of her research findings, and talk about the plans she has to bring social workers together through her use of social media.
You can find her on Youtube at: www.youtube.com/c/KayleighRoseEvans
I loved hearing Leanne’s perspective about Social Work and the Social Work field. I also enjoyed hearing SWT talk about the crossover with the UK. Leanne has a wealth of knowledge and her passion comes through !!!
It’s great to hear from someone doing the work and feeling like you’re in a safe space to hear about every day’s concerns. This is def. a necessary podcast that provides relief from the everyday battles and questions we have in Social Work. I’m a happy listener.
I find this podcast refreshing when it talks about things that are controversial. For example, I may not agree that Trump should be president (and I’m highly glad that he lost), but it was interesting and eye opening to see the other side and their thought processes. I believe that as social workers we need to have these conversations in order to be better and more understanding of each other. So thank you SWT for making this happen.