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What’s In a Word: Authority

What’s In a Word: Authority

By Al Murdach MSW (retired)

This column examines words which impact social work practice and are thus important for practitioners to ponder and explore. Our word for this column is: authority.

Authority is a word most social workers prefer to avoid when describing their relationships with clients. Other words such as nurture, care, support, encourage, ..Read More…

What’s in a Word(s)? Social Work Image

By Allison D. Murdach, LCSW (retired)

This column examines words which impact social work practice and are thus important for social workers to ponder and explore. Our words for today are: social work image.

Over the past few decades social workers have become increasingly concerned about the profession’s reputation in the world at large. In ..Read More…

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