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14 Qualities and Actions of Effective Therapists

December 29, 2015

What are the qualities of effective therapists? Find out what makes some therapists better than others! Bruce Wampold, Phd has been researching therapists for 30 years and recently discussed 14 important qualities.   Are some treatment more effective than others? There is evidence that various treatments for particular disorders are approximately equally efficacious, including treatments […]


Jokes and Feedback

December 5, 2015

A cute joke to illustrate the importance of feedback to clients and patients.  A sweet old lady telephoned St. Joseph’s Hospital. She timidly asked, “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?” The operator said, “I can, what’s the name and room number?” The old lady in […]


What Social Workers Can Learn From Wall Street

December 1, 2015

  Fear and greed is marketing 101. Get any successful salesperson in the world alone in a dark corner, ply with the appropriate amount of alcohol, or gourmet coffee for those teetotalers, and with enough time you will be let in on the three golden truths of sales,     (1) make supplies limited, “act […]


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Practice Tip when Working with Elderly Clients

August 17, 2014

Practice Tip when Working with Elderly Clients   A quick tip and post.   I was consulting this week with a fellow therapist who does contract work with assisted living centers and I was reminded  of this very important rule out when working in community geriatric care and therapy. The number one thing to rule out when […]


Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics

Professional Opportunity: Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics Paper Competition

August 4, 2014

Professional Opportunity: Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics Paper Competition   From time to time I am sent scholarship and career building opportunities that I like to pass along to blog readers in the hopes of helping to advance your careers. The most recent is an opportunity to publish a paper. The Journal of Social Work […]