inSocialWork® is the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The purpose of this series is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice and practice to research. inSocialWork® features conversations with prominent social work professionals, interviews with cutting-edge researchers, and information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of social work.

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Episode 171 - Dr. William Wipfler: Human Rights and Torture (part 1 of 2)

Interviewer: Stephanie Sacco

Monday, July 06, 2015, 8:51:02 AM

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In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration's thirty articles outline twenty-four basic rights afforded to all people simply because they are human beings. In this episode, Dr. William Wipfler, having spent more than 60 years advocating for human rights, discusses his human rights work, the issue of torture, and his belief that human rights abuses must always be confronted.

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Look for Part 2 on 8/3/2015.

 

Episode 170 - Dorlee Michaeli: How Social Media Expands Social Work Career Choices

Interviewer: Pat Shelly, MSW

Monday, June 22, 2015, 7:37:39 AM

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In this episode, Dorlee Michaeli describes how current and emerging social media expand social work career choices and practice. Ms. Michaeli tells us how she developed herself into a social worker who is social media savvy and why she believes social media competence is important for current social work practice. She discusses how and why social media is altering the landscape of social work practice and education.

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Episode 169 - Kathrine Bisanz: Social Workers for Reproductive Justice

Interviewer: Gretchen Ely, PhD

Monday, June 08, 2015, 7:23:43 AM

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Reproductive justice is a framework grounded in international human rights that seeks to increase social, political, and economic power and resources so that people can make healthy decisions about gender, sexuality, and families for themselves and their communities. In this episode, Katherine Bisanz, co-founder of Social Workers for Reproductive Justice, describes the organization's mission and the role of social work in this movement.

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Episode 168 - Dr. Lisa Butler and Janice Carello: Potentially Perilous Pedagogies: Teaching Trauma Is Not the Same as Trauma-Informed Teaching

Interviewer: Steven Halady, PhD

Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:59:56 AM

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The prevalence data is significant: many students have had exposure to traumatic experiences. In this episode, Lisa Butler and Janice Carello describe a trauma-informed framework for teaching and education. They discuss the importance of recognizing the risks that exposure to trauma poses to students' academic success and the need for emotional safety in the learning environment.

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Episode 167 - Ronjonette Harrison: Innovative Change for Juvenile Offenders Through Legislation and Intervention

Interviewer: Patricia Logan-Greene, PhD

Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:32:02 AM

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In the majority of U.S. states, individuals age 16 or 17 who are arrested will have their cases heard in juvenile or family courts. However, in the states of New York and North Carolina, 16 and 17 year olds who are arrested find their cases handled in adult criminal court. In New York State, the "Raise the Age" campaign is an effort to change that state's law and move cases involving 16 and 17 year old offenders out of the adult courts. In this episode, Ms. Ronjonette Harrison explains why raising the age is important and describes an alternative to adult court.

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Episode 166 - Lynn Thomas: Equine Assisted Therapy

Interviewer: Julia Fierle, LCSW

Monday, April 27, 2015, 9:27:38 AM

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In this episode, our guest Lynn Thomas describes her work with Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP), an experiential approach that integrates horses into the treatment experience. Ms. Thomas discusses what EAP is and is not, and articulates a framework for facilitation and standards for using horses in psychotherapy.

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Episode 165 - Dr. James Mulvale: Basic Income: An Anti-Poverty Strategy for Social Work

Interviewer: Gretchen Ely, PhD

Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:34:35 AM

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In this episode, Dr. James Mulvale explains the idea of a basic income. He offers reasons for instituting a basic income and reviews some of the typical objections. Dr. Mulvale also provides a rationale for why this is an anti-poverty model that social work should embrace.

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Episode 164 - Dr. Richard Smith: A Social Worker's Report from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Interviewer: Shaanta Murshid, PhD

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:08:45 AM

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In this episode, our guest Dr. Richard Smith describes his attendance and experiences at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Highlighting Social Work's long history of working to improve environmental conditions, end poverty, and foster social development, Dr. Smith discusses the conference's takeaways and the implications for social work practice.

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Episode 163 - Ken Herrmann and Susan Herrmann: Social Work Education in Another Land: The Brockport Vietnam Project

Interviewer: Charles Syms, LCSW

Monday, March 16, 2015, 9:33:01 AM

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In this podcast, Ken and Susan Herrmann discuss their work with local stakeholders and Danang University in developing and operating an international social work educational program, The Brockport Vietnam Project. The discussion highlights the project’s mission, how it operates, its work in the local communities, and the learning opportunities and takeaways for students. The discussion might well be instructive for institutions or programs considering similar types of programs in developing countries.

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Episode 162 - Ellen Fink-Samnick: Fostering Professional Resilience: The Professional Resilience Paradigm

Interviewer: Steven Schwartz

Monday, March 02, 2015, 9:37:28 AM

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In this episode, Ellen Fink-Samnick describes the core components, building blocks, and practical strategies associated with the Professional Resilence Paradigm. This framework provides an operationalized context and a specific set of behaviors that foster professional and personal growth as well as resilience for health and human services professionals.

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Links to External Resources:

NASW Website – the official website of the National Association of Social Workers provides an essential resource for Social Work on the Internet.
http://www.socialworkers.org/

The New Social Worker Online – the New Social Worker is a free online quarterly magazine for social work students, recent graduates, educators, and practitioners. Its focus is career development for professional social workers, and the magazine is available for free PDF download from SocialWorker.com. A blog, forum, and reading recommendations are also available on the site.
http://www.socialworker.com/home/index.php

SocialWorkChat.org – chat rooms, forums, and bulletin boards all pertaining to Social Work practice, education, research, and just about every aspect of Social Work!
http://www.socialworkchat.org/index.php

Social Work Podcast – another social work podcast, hosted by Jonathan Singer, LCSW, providing information on topics relevant to social work, including practice, research, policy, education, etc.
http://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/

Information for Practice Blog – a blog sponsored by the NYU School of Social Work, dedicated to helping social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.
http://blogs.nyu.edu/socialwork/ip/

The Social Work Portal – an NASW Resource Tool for Social Work, providing information regarding schools of social work, social work organizations, NASW chapters and sites, and employment and career information.
http://www.socialworkers.org/swportal/

SWRnet – The Social Work Research Network serves the social work research community by providing regular updates on funding opportunities, calls for papers, conference deadlines, and newly published research.
http://www.bu.edu/swrnet/

SocialWorkNews - checks dozens of news feeds every two minutes and automatically categorizes, locates, and links Social Work-related news stories to ensure you are able to get to the information you need.
http://www.socialworknews.net/

Social Workers of Second Life - a Second Life group dedicated to the virtual world practice of Social Work, including clinical and direct practice, community development, advocacy, and international social work.
http://world.secondlife.com/group/2330562d-556e-35f9-d721-84a30f15ed5a

Social Work Blog – the official Social Work blog of the NASW, discussing a variety of topics and information related to the social work profession. Users are able to contribute content, make comments, and provide feedback.
http://www.socialworkblog.org/

NASW WebEd -
WebEd is the venue for free online course offerings developed and offered by the NASW National Office. NASW WebEd courses are credited, and social workers who pass the course exam will receive CEUs.
http://www.naswwebed.org/

Social Work Career Center – an NASW-sponsored website where social workers can search national job listings, find professional development and training, and access career resources. Furthermore, employers can find and recruit qualified, credentialed, and licensed social workers across the country.
http://careers.socialworkers.org/

Social Workers Speak – gives you a chance to influence how the entertainment industry and news media depicts the social work profession and issues social workers care about.  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed this site to allow social workers and the general public to critique and improve the way social workers and social issues are covered in the news media, and portrayed in the entertainment industries.
http://www.socialworkersspeak.org/

 

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Our Crew

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Host Peter Sobota is a clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. He is also the Academic Director of the Civic Engagement Academy in UB’s Undergraduate School. He teaches courses related to interventions with individuals, families, and groups. His professional interests include organizational behavior and development, addictions, motivational interviewing approaches to behavior change, public education, engaged citizenship, and social work practice/applications in non-traditional settings.

 

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Host Charles Syms is a clinical associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. His teaching includes social work intervention, human rights, trauma informed care, and alcohol and other drug treatment. His professional experience includes work in child welfare, domestic violence intervention, forensic mental health, and substance use disorders. He has held a variety of positions from child protection worker to child welfare program director, and the coordination of two community based, university/public school collaboration violence prevention projects. Professor Syms' current professional interests include the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders, particularly the impact of alcohol and other drugs on people with mental health problems, and those involved with the child welfare system.

 

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Our production crew (left to right, back to front): Steve Sturman, Tony Guzman, Dave Coppola, Charles Syms, Richard Amantia, Rebecca S.R. Polmanteer, Yishin (Vivian) Chu Wu, Peter Sobota

Crew Emeriti

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Founding host Adjoa Robinson was an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, where she taught Research and Human Behavior courses. Dr. Robinson's research and writing focus on family involvement in service planning for children with serious emotional disturbance and adults, community-based interventions for health promotion in African American communities, and cultural competence. Dr. Robinson's previous broadcasting experience included community radio in Portland, Oregon, where she cohosted KBOO's "Out Loud," a show focusing on local news, culture, and public affairs of interest to the LGBTQ community.

The inSocialWork® Podcast Team would like to thank Dr. Robinson for her valuable contributions as a podcast host and team member over our first four years. Her intelligence, practice experience, and research expertise were greatly appreciated. We want to thank Dr. Robinson for her time, energy, effort, and guidance. She will be missed on our team but never forgotten!

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Howard J. Doueck, PhD, was a professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work where he taught in both the PhD and MSW programs. He received his MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Washington and his BA and MA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Dr. Doueck was past Director of the PhD program and Associate Dean for Faculty at the School. He is an author, a former Washington State child protection social worker and trainer, and his research interests have included CPS risk assessment, decision making in child protection, the impact of mandated reporting on clinical practice, and – more recently - transitional services for individuals with disabilities. His contribution to the podcast series is significant! He founded the Living Proof podcast series at the school back in 2008 and served as the leader of the podcast committee for its first four years. His passion for social work issues and interests in technology blossomed into our podcast series of today. He will always be known as "Podcast Leader Emeritus" around our crew.

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