inSocialWork - The Podcast Series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

inSocialWork - The Podcast Series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

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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, 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.


283 - Dr. Robin Leake: Child Welfare and COVID-19: Ensuring safety and well-being in a global pandemic
Jun 2 • 26 min
Welcome back! In this episode, our guest Dr. Robin Leake - Project Director for National Child Welfare Workforce Initiative (NCWWI) discusses how social workers are navigating the impact of the Coronavirus on child welfare systems, the people they serve,…
282 - Dr. Felicity Northcott: International Social Service: The Social Worker for Social Workers
Mar 10 • 45 min
In this episode, Dr. Felicity Northcott, an expert in international child welfare, describes her work with International Social Services - USA. ISS is a global child protection and social service network of social workers and lawyers who connect…
281 - Dr. Kelly Jackson and Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels: Multiracial Attunement: Shifting Social Work Towards a Culture of Inclusivity
Feb 25 • 40 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Kelly Jackson and Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels discuss the topic of multiracial cultural attunement and deliberate why the issue of multiraciality lacks prominence in social work literature and research. Given the growing…
280 - Elaine Birchall: Hoarding: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Feb 11 • 45 min
In this episode, our guest Elaine Birchall, MSW describes her work with this under-researched and under-served population. Challenging myths, she defines the disorder, reviews prevalence data, describes risk and safety concerns and the prognosis for those…
279 - Dr. Ashley Curry: “I Don’t Want a New Worker. Where’s My Old Worker?”: Relationship Disruptions Between Youth and Child Welfare Professionals
Jan 24 • 35 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Ashley Curry discusses her research exploring turnover within the child welfare system and the lived experiences of individuals impacted by relationship disruptions. Originating from a multi-method qualitative approach, Dr.…
278 - Dr. John Gallagher: It’s all about relationships: Drug Courts - what are they and how do they work? (part 2 of 2)
Jan 13 • 47 min
In the second of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. John Gallagher elaborates on the racial disparities his research is revealing related to drug court outcomes. He describes the four main themes he has identified via qualitative research with…
Happy Holidays 2019 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 30, 2019 • 0 min
The inSocialWork® Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
277 - Lakshmi Iyer: Exploring Opportunities for Social Impact and Social Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships
Dec 16, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, our guest Lakshmi Iyer discusses her work at FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm that is dedicated to advising corporate, foundation, and nonprofit leaders. She describes how philanthropy and corporations can be viewed skeptically and…
276 - Dr. John Gallagher: It’s all about relationships: Drug Courts - what are they and how do they work? (part 1 of 2)
Dec 2, 2019 • 33 min
In the first of a two-part podcast, Dr. John Gallagher discusses his teaching, practice and scholarly activity with drug courts and their outcomes. Beginning with an overview of drug courts and how they work, he introduces a conversation related to racial…
275 - Victoria Grinman: Exploring the Possibilities and Opportunities for Post-Traumatic Growth Among Parents of Children with Autism
Nov 18, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Victoria Grinman describes the history, logistics, and aspects of post-traumatic growth, and the difference between post-traumatic growth and resilience. She discusses her research involving post-traumatic growth experiences…
274 - Cristina Mogro-Wilson: Exploring the Impact of Culture on the Parenting Styles of Latino Fathers
Nov 4, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Christina Mogro-Wilson provides us with her research insights into the “Latino paradox” and what makes Latino populations so resilient despite comparatively lower overall socioeconomic status. Specifically, she describes her…
273 - Ashley Davis and Rebecca Mirick: Only liberal views welcome? Experiences of conservative students in BSW education
Oct 21, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Ashley Davis and Dr. Rebecca G. Mirick discuss the dynamics of power and privilege in relation to teaching and social work education, with an emphasis on the experiences of conservative students. They describe their…
272 - Tracey Feild and Cynthia Weiskittel: Better Decisions for Better Results: Continuous Quality Improvement
Oct 1, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, our guests Tracey Feild and Cynthia Weiskittel describe their experience with programs they implemented that utilize data-driven processes to measure the quality and impact of service delivery. They discuss the challenges to using data…
271 - Susan A. Green: Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining Transformational Change
Sep 23, 2019 • 39 min
In this podcast, our guest Professor Susan A. Green discusses the increased interest among organizations and systems to provide a trauma-informed approach to care and to plan for, implement, and sustain trauma-informed organizational change. She describes…
270 - Dr. Will White: Into the Wild: Adventure-Based Therapy
Sep 9, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Will White highlights his career combining his background as a social worker and his passion for experiential, specifically outdoor, therapy. He describes what adventure-based therapy is and the evolution of the model to its…
269 - Dr. Judith Herman: Issues and Perspectives on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care in the Age of the #MeToo Movement
Aug 26, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, Dr. Judith Herman discusses research on justice from the perspective of trauma survivors, how this is related to the #MeToo movement, and why individuals who are victims of abuse choose to speak out. She considers the progress and…
268 - Dr. Victor Manalo: “Mayor Vic”: Social Work Careers in Politics
Aug 12, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Victor Manalo describes his early inspiration for a career as a social worker in the political arena and looks back and forward over his innovative career. Capitalizing on the Social Work core value of and focus on…
267 - Dr. Robert T. Muller: Working with Trauma Survivors: Therapeutic Approaches and Strategies for Promoting Posttraumatic Growth
Jul 1, 2019 • 0 min
In this podcast, our guest Dr. Robert T. Muller describes his clinical work with individuals who have experienced trauma. He discusses why trauma survivors engage in avoidance within close relationships, why they use specific coping strategies, and…
266 - R. Bong Vergara: Running a Social Enterprise as a Professional Social Worker
Jun 17, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode our guest R. Bong Vergara describes how he utilizes innovation and social enterprise to build sustainable social impact and build wealth for impoverished communities. He weaves social and physical sciences perspectives to challenge…
265 - Dr. Lorinda Parks and Dr. Robert Keefe: Using ‘Centering Pregnancy’ to Address Postpartum Depression
Jun 3, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Lorinda F. Parks and Dr. Robert H. Keefe describe ‘Centering Pregnancy’ and how this multi-faceted group-based care model can be particularly beneficial when working with at-risk populations. The forms and symptoms of…
264 - Carrie Draper and Dr. Kirk Foster: Exploring the Integration of Social Workers into the Library Setting
May 20, 2019 • 40 min
Can a public library be conceptualized as a human service organization? In this episode, our guests Carrie Draper and Dr. Kirk Foster describe how they are leveraging the library’s familiarity and resources by placing social work interns and professionals…
263 - Dr. Nancy Kusmaul: Trauma-Informed Care in Residential Long-Term Care for Older Adults
May 6, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Nancy Kusmaul defines trauma-informed care within residential long-term care, and describes regulations that will soon require skilled nursing facilities receiving federal funding to incorporate trauma-informed principles…
262 - Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason: Social Work Research on Global Environmental Change: Past, Present, and Future Directions
Apr 22, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, our guest Lisa Reyes Mason, PhD, takes the Social Work mantra of “person-in-environment” and describes her work related to Global Environmental Change. Applying a social and economic justice perspective, she discusses the impact that…
261 - Dr. Stephanie Elias Sarabia and Dr. Kathleen Ray: Lessons Learned from Portugal’s Drug Decriminalization Policy: Educating Students on Alternative Models
Apr 8, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Stephanie Elias Sarabia and Dr. Kathleen Ray describe the Ramapo College study abroad program, and how exposure to Portugal’s system has heightened students understanding of the political, legal, and social context of…
260 - Dr. Alan Delmerico: Geospatial Analysis: “Where” Matters
Mar 25, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Alan Delmerico - a health geographer and economist, describes how he is gathering data and using it to help researchers and practitioners account for the interaction between people and their geospatial contexts (social…
259 - Dr. Annahita Ball, Dr. Elizabeth Bowen, and Dr. Annette Semanchin-Jones: Cross-Systems Collaboration: Examining the Perspectives and Experiences of Vulnerable Youth and Service Providers
Mar 11, 2019 • 24 min
Cross-systems youth, or youth who experience homelessness, child welfare involvement, and educational difficulty, often suffer due to lack of continuity and stability in their school and home lives, as well as in service provision. These children are at…
258 - Dr. Sandra Lane: Community Health and Community Violence: The Relationship and Impacts
Feb 25, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Sandra Lane employs an anthropologist’s eye to the intersection of community health and community violence. Weaving a path of research, professional and personal experience, and a keen appreciation for the dynamic…
257 - Jodie Bargeron: Childhood and Mid-Life Antecedents of Adult Self-Neglect
Feb 11, 2019 • 22 min
In this podcast, our guest Jodie Bargeron describes progressive frameworks that have shaped self-neglect (SN) research - specifically, whether SN is an old age phenomenon or life course issue, and the difference between intentional versus unintentional…
256 - Dr. Lawrence Palinkas: Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
Jan 28, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Lawrence Palinkas discusses his research seeking to identify the best methods not only to develop evidence-based practices for helping people but also to be sure that these practices are implemented in practice. From a…
255 - Dr. D. Crystal Coles: Privatization in Public Child Welfare…Good for the State or Good for the Child?
Jan 14, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. D. Crystal Coles discusses her research pertaining to privatization within child welfare and the trajectory of experiences of children in the foster care system. She describes the different levels of privatization between…
254 - Dr. Christopher Larrison: How the Use of Apps Helps People with Mental Illness Forge Relationships and Develop Social Networks
Dec 31, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Christopher Larrison describes his work utilizing smartphone technology to help people with mental illness connect, build relationships, and develop supportive networks. He discusses what he is learning about how smartphones…
Happy Holidays 2018 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 17, 2018 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
253 - Dr. Philip Hong: Support, Employment Hope, and Economic Self-Sufficiency Among Low-Income Jobseekers
Dec 3, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Philip Hong describes his work exploring how welfare reform efforts play out through the eyes and in the lives of people living them. Utilizing a social justice and person-in-environment perspective, he discusses what he is…
252 - Dr. Lauren McInroy: Participation in Online Fandom Communities and Identity Development of LGBTQ+ Youth
Nov 19, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Lauren McInroy discusses her research exploring the relationship between participation in online fandom communities among LGBTQ+ youth and certain aspects of identity development. She explains how online fandom can foster…
251 - Dr. Hilary Copp and Dr. William Koehler: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Middle and High School Teachers’ Attitudes and Observations About LGBT Students
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Hilary Copp and Dr. William Koehler discuss their work examining urban and rural middle and high school teachers’ attitudes and observations of their LGBT students. Our guests describe the challenges faced by schools,…
250 - Dr. Richard Smith and Dr. Amanda Lehning: Aging in Place in Gentrifying Neighborhoods: Implications for Physical and Mental Health
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Richard Smith and Dr. Amanda Lehning discuss aging in place and why it is important to understand how older adults experience their communities, in particular their physical and social environments. Our guests describe…
249 - Dr. Louanne Bakk: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cost-Related Nonadherence and Medicare Part D
Oct 8, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Louanne Bakk discusses her research examining how the enactment of Medicare Part D changed the lives of recipients. While the benefit assisted some, the costs borne by low-income participants appears to have fostered…
248 - Stephanie Diez: Internet Gaming Disorder Among Youth: Research, Policy, and Practice Considerations
Sep 24, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, our guest Stephanie Diez discusses the relationship between Internet gaming disorder and other addictive behaviors, and how Internet gaming is categorized within the DSM-5. National and international social policy initiatives designed to…
247 - Carol Scott: Frequency and Engagement: Analyses of Emerging Adults’ Social Media Use
Sep 10, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, our guest Carol Scott, MSW, discusses her work examining emerging adults’ social media use and the risks to their well-being. She describes the importance of understanding the distinction between frequency and engagement in the study of…
246 - Dr. Michael Kelly: How “Grand” Are the Grand Challenges?: A Critical Discussion on the Evidence Supporting Social Work’s Grand Challenges Initiative
Aug 27, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Michael Kelly explores current criticisms pertaining to the formation of the 12 Grand Challenges for the field of Social Work. He describes his research examining whether compelling evidence exists to support addressing the…
245 - Dr. Ricky Greenwald: Progressive Counting, the Fairy Tale Model, and Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, Dr. Ricky Greenwald, a pioneer of trauma treatments for children, describes the arc of his learning and development of practical and replicable approaches to the treatment of trauma. He references EMDR, Progressive Counting, and the Fairy…
244 - Dr. Julian Ford: New Perspectives on Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Its Treatment
Jul 30, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Julian Ford describes assessment with trauma survivors and evidence-based treatment options for PTSD. He discusses strategies that can be incorporated by clinicians at critical turning points in therapy, matching treatment…
243 - Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian: Strategies to Advance Service Delivery and Address the Challenges of the Homeless Population: Social Work’s Call to Action (part 2 of 2)
Jul 2, 2018 • 28 min
In the second of a two-part podcast, our guests Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian emphasize how social work research has informed best practices in homeless services, and provide examples of current models and programs designed to prevent…
242 - Dr. Jessica Strong: Female Service Members at War: Unique Experiences of Deployment and Reintegration
Jun 18, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Jessica Strong describes why having a clear understanding of the unique experiences of women’s combat deployment and other military experiences can inform social work practice, policy, and advocacy efforts. Our guest…
241 - Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian: Strategies to Advance Service Delivery and Address the Challenges of the Homeless Population: Social Work’s Call to Action (part 1 of 2)
Jun 4, 2018 • 31 min
In the first of a two-part podcast, our guests Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian discuss strategies designed to strengthen homeless services and empower the social work profession to assume a lead role in ending homelessness. They describe the…
240 - Dr. Medha Samant: Women’s Empowerment Through “Credit-Plus” Microfinance in India
May 21, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Medha Samant discusses the history and implementation of Annapurna Pariwar, a group of five developmental organizations working in India since 1993. Its goal and mission is to empower poor women and their families related to…
239 - Dr. Nicholas Forge and Dr. Robin Hartinger-Saunders: Homeless LGBTQ Youth with Child Welfare System Involvement: Using Lived Experiences to Inform Practice
May 7, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Nicholas Forge and Dr. Robin Hartinger-Saunders discuss their research, which focuses on identifying factors that can lead to homelessness among LGBTQ youth with prior child welfare system involvement. Drs. Forge and…
238 - Samantha Fletcher: Lessons Learned from Lifelong Social Activists: Overcoming Barriers to Activism
Apr 23, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, our guest Samantha Fletcher, MSW, shares what she learned by interviewing and studying the work of lifelong social activists. She discovered how these change agents navigated a lifetime of social activism, what sustained them, and how…
237 - Dr. Danna Bodenheimer: The Imposter Syndrome Within the Social Work Profession: Recognizing Your True Potential
Apr 9, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Danna Bodenheimer discusses the concept of imposter syndrome as it relates to the social work profession and why social work students often fail to recognize the value and benefits of their work. She describes how multiple…
236 - Dr. Tasha Ford: Emotional Eaters and Cultural Competency: A Collaborative Practice (part 2 of 2)
Mar 26, 2018 • 34 min
In the second of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. Tasha Ford continues her discussion about emotional eating. She focuses on conceptual frameworks and strategies to assist clients to change their eating behavior. Dr. Ford describes the role of social…
235 - Dr. Mandy Davis: Trauma Informed Oregon: A Statewide Initiative to Change How Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Perceived and Addressed
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Mandy Davis describes Trauma Informed Oregon, a statewide collaborative whose purpose is to prevent and ameliorate the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults, and families. She discusses challenges and barriers to…
234 - Dr. Tasha Ford: Emotional Eaters and Cultural Competency: A Collaborative Practice (part 1 of 2)
Feb 26, 2018 • 25 min
In the first of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. Tasha Ford describes her work with clients who engage in emotional eating. Dr. Ford defines the behavior and describes the unique relationship that some people develop with food. She explores the role of…
233 - Dr. Amy Krings: Austerity Politics: What Social Workers Need to Know About Emergency Management Laws
Feb 12, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Amy Krings discusses the increasing use of emergency management laws as a response to fiscal crises and how these policies disproportionately affect individuals residing in urban communities, particularly poor and minority…
232 - Dr. Elizabeth Allen: Women and Mass Incarceration: Unique Needs and Challenges
Jan 29, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Elizabeth Allen discusses her experiences as a practitioner and researcher, exploring the unique needs of women involved in the correctional system and how to promote their successful reintegration into their families and…
231 - Dr. Allan Barsky: Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: Changes, Challenges, and Ongoing Debates
Jan 15, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Allan Barsky discusses updates and enhancements that were recently made to the practice standards involving the use of technology. He describes how the standards can provide guidance when utilizing technology in micro,…
230 - Dr. Jessica Greenawalt: Predicting Coalition Success and Failure: A 25-Year History of Leader Experience
Jan 1, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Jessica Greenawalt discusses her research examining twenty-five years of coalition leaders’ perceptions of their effectiveness and how time has affected their appraisals of their activity. She describes what she discovered,…
Happy Holidays 2017 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 18, 2017 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
229 - Dr. Lauren Reed: Digital Dating Abuse Among Adolescents: Understanding the Role of Gender and Developing Effective Strategies for Prevention
Dec 4, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Lauren Reed discusses her research on digital dating abuse among adolescents and why females are differentially impacted by this form of dating violence. She describes how the use of participatory action research has led to…
228 - Dr. Deb Ortega and Dr. Ashley Hanna: Why DACA? Why Now? (part 2 of 2)
Nov 20, 2017 • 42 min
In the second of a two-part episode, our guests Dr. Deb Ortega and Dr. Ashley Hanna discuss the narratives commonly associated with DACA recipients and immigrants, arguing that these narratives need to be reconstructed. They share the more rarely…
227 - Dr. Kristie Seelman: Sexual Minority Older Adults: Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Healthy Aging
Nov 6, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Kristie Seelman discusses the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults face, as well as the need for services that are culturally competent and account for their unique realities. She describes her…
226 - Dr. Deb Ortega and Dr. Ashley Hanna: Why DACA? Why Now? (part 1 of 2)
Oct 23, 2017 • 33 min
In the first of a two-part episode, our guests Dr. Deb Ortega and Dr. Ashley Hanna discuss all things DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). What is it, who are the people affected, and why does DACA find itself in the political crosshairs? Our…
225 - Dr. Joy Learman: Gender-Based Violence and HIV Infection: Experiences of HIV-Positive African Immigrant Women
Oct 9, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Joy Learman describes the underlying dynamics that can increase a woman’s risk of being HIV-positive and failing to obtain treatment. She discusses her research involving contextual factors and personal experiences of…
224 - Janelle Goodwill: How Media Influences Young Black Men’s Conceptualization of Masculinity
Sep 25, 2017 • 24 min
In this episode, our guest Janelle Goodwill, MSW, describes her work on the YBMen Project, which studies what is unique about how media affects young black men in college. Exploring their preferences and learning how young black men use media for support,…
223 - Amber McDonald: The Underground Sex World and Vulnerable Youth: A Professional Social Worker’s Perspective
Sep 11, 2017 • 35 min
Human sex trafficking is the largest illegal trade in the world, and the issue has gain increased attention over the last several years. In this episode, Amber McDonald describes her research involving vulnerable minors’ involvement in sex trafficking and…
222 - Dr. Clyde Angel, John Sullivan, and Dr. Vincent Starnino: At My Core, I’m Not the Same: Spiritual Injury and Military Trauma (part 2 of 2)
Aug 28, 2017 • 42 min
In part two of a two-part podcast, our guests Dr. Clyde Angel, John Sullivan, and Dr. Vincent Starnino continue their discussion related to spiritual injury and military trauma. They describe the conception and process of creating their program. Observing…
221 - Dr. Jennifer Cullen and Dr. Jolynn Haney: Understanding and Treating Autism in Women: Using Lived Experiences to Shape Practice
Aug 14, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Jennifer Cullen and Dr. Jolynn Haney discuss gender differences in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the reasons why obtaining an accurate diagnosis may be difficult for females. They…
220 - Dr. Clyde Angel, John Sullivan, and Dr. Vincent Starnino: At My Core, I’m Not the Same: Spiritual Injury and Military Trauma (part 1 of 2)
Jul 31, 2017 • 27 min
In the first of two episodes, our guests Dr. Clyde Angel, John Sullivan, and Dr. Vincent Starnino differentiate between religion and spirituality, and their role in meaning making. They use the images of shattered spirituality and wounding to emphasize…
219 - Beth Kanter: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Creating a Self-Care Culture Within the Workplace
Jul 3, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, Beth Kanter, author of “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit,” offers strategies to help both individuals and nonprofit organizations obtain impact without burnout and create a culture of self-care within the workplace. She discusses creative…
218 - Dr. Charnetta Gadling-Cole and Dr. Cathy McElderry: The Development School Partnership: Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Jun 19, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, our guests discuss the Development School Partnership, a collaborative effort and intervention to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. By offering wraparound services to students in need of comprehensive behavioral health services,…
217 - Kimberly Washington: Therapeutic Patient Navigation: Filling the Gaps for Clients with Neurodegenerative Disorders
Jun 5, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode, our guest Kimberly Washington of the St. Jude’s Project at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. discusses her “Therapeutic Patient Navigation” community-based project. She describes how this evidence-based intervention was developed to…
216 - Dr. Ande Nesmith: Text-Based Crisis Intervention Counseling: A Promising Venue to Reach Underserved Young Clients
May 22, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, Dr. Ande Nesmith takes the path of least resistance and most user-friendly access by utilizing text-based intervention counseling to reach and assist younger clients. She describes her program, her research, and what she is learning about…
215 - Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr.: The Economics of Urban Segregation (part 2 of 2)
May 8, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, the second of a two-part discussion on the economics of urban segregation, Dr. Henry Louis Taylor introduces the concept of the “just city.” He illustrates the contrasts between the just city and the underdeveloped urban communities that…
214 - Nicole Clark: Social Work Entrepreneurship
Apr 24, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, our guest Nicole Clark, LMSW, describes her journey from agency practitioner to self-employed, independent consultant. Ms. Clark discusses how she embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, moved forward, and eventually made a headlong leap…
213 - Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr.: The Economics of Urban Segregation (part 1 of 2)
Apr 10, 2017 • 26 min
With over 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, it is crucial for social workers to consider how the development of cities in the United States has played a role in creating and maintaining the social and economic segregation that is so deeply…
212 - Dr. Matthew Epperson and Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis: Smart Decarceration
Mar 27, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Matthew Epperson and Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis discuss their research and efforts to provide an alternative to the mass incarceration movement in the United States. Both are scholars and leaders of the Smart Decarceration…
211 - Sarah Beck Buchanan, Wright Kaminer, and Dr. Roger Nooe: The Community Law Office: An Integration of Social Work and Criminal Defense
Mar 13, 2017 • 28 min
In the United States, there are more than ten million criminal arrests each year. It is well known that many of those arrested also have a number of personal and environmental issues that not only shape their daily lives but can also be influential in…
210 - Karen Zgoda, Rachel L. West, and Patricia Shelly: Promoting Macro Social Work Through Social Media/Twitter Chats
Feb 27, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, our guests Karen Zgoda, Rachel L. West, and Patricia Shelly describe how they are using macro social work Twitter chats to promote support for and education about all forms of macro practice activities. They discuss what Twitter chats…
209 - Dr. Omid Safi: “Islamophobia” in America
Feb 13, 2017 • 47 min
Muslims have been part of the fabric of America for more than five hundred years. There were likely Muslim members of Columbus’s crew when they arrived in the American hemisphere in 1492. Trans-Atlantic slavery would have certainly brought to this country…
208 - Dr. Nancy Kusmaul and Lisa Kendall: Impacts of Trauma in Later Life
Jan 30, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Nancy Kusmaul and Lisa Kendall discuss the possible impacts of traumatic experiences as people transition into older adulthood. They describe specific applications of a trauma perspective with elders and what helping…
207 - Dr. Julie Dodge, Dr. Christie Bernklau Halvor, and Dr. Sonja Vegdahl: Using Gamification in Social Work Education
Jan 16, 2017 • 43 min
Online coursework is now a mainstream approach to the delivery of education and training to professional social workers in the United States. As online courses and programs grow, more and more faculty will be asked to teach using platforms and…
206 - Dr. David Gerber: The Continuing Relevance of Immigration History
Jan 2, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode, Dr. David Gerber applies a lens of immigration history in the United States and helps us understand the reticence to reform our immigration policy and laws. He highlights how the popular narrative we have about immigrants and refugees…
Happy Holidays 2016 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 19, 2016 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
205 - Dr. Joseph Richardson and Dr. Christopher St. Vil: Who Shot Ya?: A Novel Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
Dec 5, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode, Dr. Joseph Richardson and Dr. Christopher St. Vil discuss their use of a longitudinal, ethnographic study of young Black men admitted to the hospital for treatment of violent injury to inform development of a hospital-based violence…
204 - Dr. Annemarie Gockel: Practicing Presence: A Curriculum for Integrating Mindfulness Training into Direct Practice Instruction
Nov 21, 2016 • 28 min
In this episode, Dr. Annemarie Gockel describes her work, research, and experience as a social work educator who integrates mindfulness training with students into her social work courses. She discusses what mindfulness can look like in a classroom…
203 - Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson, Dr. Kristie Holmes, and Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr.: Wanted: Social Workers on Capitol Hill
Nov 7, 2016 • 48 min
For a variety of reasons, social workers in the United States, unfortunately, often avoid becoming actively engaged in the political process. In this podcast, Drs. Linda Plitt Donaldson, Kristie Holmes, and Charles E. Lewis, Jr. discuss the importance of…
202 - Dr. Wonhyung Lee, Meera Bhat, and Nurul Widyaningrum: Microfinance in India, Indonesia, and the United States: Implications for Social Work
Oct 24, 2016 • 46 min
Scholarly literature and practice experience have shown that low-income people around the world can use credit responsibly, make timely payments, and save to make their lives more manageable. In this episode, Dr. Wonhyung Lee, Meera Bhat, and Nurul…
201 - Dr. Steven Halady, Erin DeWolfe, and Jessica Bonczar: Multisystemic Therapy: A Strengths-Based, Collaborative Approach for Working with Negative Adolescent Behaviors
Oct 10, 2016 • 42 min
Anyone working with the disruptive behaviors of a challenging adolescent understands just how difficult that work can be. When these problematic behaviors are present, successful resolution may require involvement from several of a child’s networks.…
200 - Dr. Sandra McGee, Teresa Hobson, Karen Gale, and Sandra Breault: Enhancing Relationships Forums: People and Law Enforcement Agencies Moving Change Forward
Sep 26, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode, Dr. Sandra McGee, Teresa Hobson, Karen Gale, and Sandra Breault discuss their response to the widening divide between the African-American community and law enforcement officials. Following the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and…
199 - Karen Zgoda, Dr. Melanie Sage, Dr. Jonathan Singer, and Dr. Lauri Goldkind: Technology-Mediated Assignments for Real World Learning
Sep 12, 2016 • 47 min
Have you considered incorporating technology or social media into your courses? If you have, then you are not alone. However, it can be daunting, given that there seems to be an increasing push to use these digital tools but not much direction as to how…
198 - Dr. Jeane Anastas and Dr. Cynthia Franklin: The Science of Social Work
Aug 29, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode, Dr. Jeane Anastas and Dr. Cynthia Franklin discuss how our profession attempts to integrate practice and research. Framing the profession’s commitment to evidence-based practice as an ethical and accountability issue, these long-term…
197 - Dr. Larry Davis: “Why Are They Angry with Us?”: A Discussion on Race and Racism in America
Aug 15, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode, Dr. Larry Davis engages in a wide-ranging discussion on race and racism in America. The topics he addresses include his use of cognitive dissonance theory to understand racism and racist behavior. He explores how implicit racism affects…
196 - Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna, and Dr. Badiah Haffejee: Lessons from the Immigrant Experience: Where the Erosion of Social Justice Begins (part 2 of 2)
Aug 1, 2016 • 33 min
In the second of a two-part podcast, Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna, and Dr. Badiah Haffejee continue their conversation chronicling the experiences of immigrants and examining the history of U.S. policy addressing the needs of these people. In this…
195 - Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna, and Dr. Badiah Haffejee: Lessons from the Immigrant Experience: Where the Erosion of Social Justice Begins (part 1 of 2)
Jul 4, 2016 • 46 min
In this first of two episodes, Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna, and Dr. Badiah Haffejee discuss their work chronicling the experiences of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers while examining the history of U.S. policies addressing the needs of these…
194 - Dr. David Brennan: Online Sexual Health Outreach for Gay and Bisexual Men: Providers’ Perspectives
Jun 20, 2016 • 37 min
In this podcast ,Dr. David Brennan talks about his work in the development and evaluation of online outreach to address issues of gay and bisexual men’s health. To highlight this work, Dr. Brennan describes CRUISElab, a research lab focused on gay and…
193 - Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg: “Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion, Their Pain”
Jun 6, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode our guests discuss their documentary film exploring the work of professional caregivers, and what they have learned about the caregivers’ unique joys and stressors. They want to raise public consciousness of the nature of caregivers’ work,…
192 - Dr. Caroline Long Burry: “No One Asked About My Children”: Voices of Incarcerated Mothers
May 23, 2016 • 48 min
A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that from 1991 to 2007 the number of incarcerated mothers increased by a startling one hundred and thirty-one percent. In this podcast, Dr. Caroline Long Burry discusses a pilot study she conducted…
191 - Dr. Adrienne Dessel, Dr. Michael Woodford, and Kevin Goodman: LGBT Discrimination on Campus and Heterosexual Bystanders: Understanding the Intention to Intervene
May 9, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode, our guests discuss their research related to LGBT discrimination on college campuses and the context in which heterosexual bystanders are most likely to intervene. They highlight the specific skills and attitudes that can be fostered to…
190 - Dr. Geoffrey Greif and Dr. Michael Woolley: Adult Sibling Relationships
Apr 25, 2016 • 37 min
When addressing the topic of family therapy, the focus is generally on children or adolescents and their parents, or the marital/partner dyad. This podcast, however, looks at a different family system: adult siblings. These relationships are generally the…
189 - Rachel Forbes, Dr. Andrea Nesmith, Meredith Powers, and Dr. Cathryne Schmitz: Environmental Justice
Apr 11, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode, our guests discuss their contention that environmental social work and environmental justice represent a subset of our traditional conceptualization of social justice. Whether it is the water in Flint, Michigan or the effects of global…
188 - Dr. Rebecca Mirick: “I Think I Want to Die…”: Training Practitioners to Work with People Considering Suicide
Mar 28, 2016 • 33 min
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Social workers often find themselves working in settings where suicide and parasuicidal behavior are of ongoing and significant concern and, therefore, are in need…
187 - Dr. Elizabeth Greeno, Mathew Uretsky, and Dr. Patricia Chamberlain: Findings from a Parenting Intervention for Foster and Kinship Families
Mar 14, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode, our guests wonder: How can you improve the quality of life for foster children and parents? They describe what they learned studying a parenting intervention for foster and kinship families. The Keeping Foster and Kinship Parents Trained…
186 - Dr. Ashley Davis and Dr. Allyson Livingstone: The Anti-Racism Project: A Strategy for Preparing Social Work Educators
Feb 29, 2016 • 44 min
The NASW Code of Ethics and International Federation of Social Workers’ “Statement of Ethical Principles” call for social workers to challenge discrimination, oppression, and “unjust policies and practices.” In the United States, racism remains a lasting…
185 - Dr. Pablo Arriaza: Spanish Language Self-Efficacy Beliefs Among Spanish-Speaking Social Workers
Feb 15, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode, Dr. Pablo Arriaza argues that simply speaking and understanding another language does not equate to language competency. He describes what he learned about Spanish-speaking social workers’ beliefs about their own self-efficacy with the…
184 - Nancy Roget: Around the Next Curve: Using Technology in Addiction Social Work Practice
Feb 1, 2016 • 38 min
The literature on the use of tele-mental health is more than 50 years old, yet its integration into clinical social work practice has lagged. In this episode, Nancy Roget illustrates how technology can be incorporated into clinical social work by using…
183 - Dr. Michael Pelts and Dr. David Albright: Wounded Bonds: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual (GLB) Military Service Members and Veterans
Jan 18, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Michael Pelts and Dr. David Albright discuss their recent work examining the history and context of the U.S. military’s treatment of GLB service members and veterans. They describe their review of the social work…
182 - Megan Connelly, Elisabeth Preisinger, and Lidia Snyder: Community Revitalization: A Macro Field Education Experience
Jan 4, 2016 • 28 min
In this episode, Megan Connelly, Director of Policy Advancement for the Partnership for Public Good; Elisabeth Preisinger, a recent second-year student placed at the Partnership; and Lidia Snyder, the field educator who supervised the placement, discuss…
Happy Holidays 2015 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 21, 2015 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
181 - Chad Allee: Leadership in Social Work
Dec 7, 2015 • 22 min
The idea of leadership is finding its way more often into the discussions of professional social work, but what is meant by “leadership”? And, what does being a “leader” mean? In this episode, Chad Allee describes what leadership is, argues for the…
180 - Dr. Howard Lipke: HEArt for Veterans: Identifying the Hidden Emotion
Nov 23, 2015 • 37 min
In this episode, Dr. Howard Lipke describes what he calls the Hidden Emotion Articulation (HEArt) Program, a contrast to traditional anger management programs. This approach, developed especially for the unique needs of veterans, helps clients identify…
179 - Dr. Virginia Eubanks: Casework, Social Justice, and the Information Age (part 2 of 2)
Nov 9, 2015 • 38 min
This episode is the second of two parts that explore social justice in the information age. In it, Dr. Virginia Eubanks continues her discussion on this topic with a question and answer exchange with members of University at Buffalo School of Social Work…
178 - Dr. Devonya Havis: “Stand Your Ground” Legislation and Implications for State-Sponsored Racism
Oct 26, 2015 • 43 min
In this episode, Dr. Devonya Havis describes how “Stand Your Ground” legislation, intended to safeguard our society’s most vulnerable members, has been utilized in ways that perpetuate and even exacerbate existing disparities experienced by persons of…
177 - Dr. Virginia Eubanks: Casework, Social Justice, and the Information Age (part 1 of 2)
Oct 12, 2015 • 42 min
This episode is the first of two with Dr. Virginia Eubanks. In it she discusses her work in understanding technology in the lives of low-income communities as well as how technology is used to manage the poor. She highlights an attempt to use technology…
176 - Adalberto Méndez López and Dr. Filomena Critelli: Globally Connected Classrooms: Partnership, Technology, and Human Rights
Sep 28, 2015 • 22 min
In this episode, our guests Adalberto Méndez López and Dr. Filomena Critelli discuss their experience of bringing their students together via technology to co-instruct a new course titled “Disability and Human Rights from the Perspective of Law and Social…
175 - A Panel Discussion on Systemic Racism (part 2 of 2)
Sep 14, 2015 • 37 min
In this episode, the second of two parts, Professors Elizabeth Bowen, Diane Elze, Isok Kim, and Charles Syms of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work continue their conversation about how they have approached the topic of systemic racism with…
174 - Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson: Post-Traumatic Growth and Moments of Resonance: Narratives on Ebola in West Africa
Aug 31, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode, Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson describes the systemic impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She articulates what she is learning about post-traumatic growth as part of the narrative for both individuals and larger systems as they make…
173 - A Panel Discussion on Systemic Racism (part 1 of 2)
Aug 17, 2015 • 35 min
The social work code of ethics asks that social workers focus efforts at addressing discrimination and other forms of social injustice. Therefore, it is essential that social workers in training be provided the opportunity to learn about and explore the…
172 - Dr. William Wipfler: Human Rights and Torture (part 2 of 2)
Aug 3, 2015 • 36 min
In this episode, Dr. William Wipfler continues his discussion of human rights by exploring the assumptions and root causes that drive immigration to the United States. He describes who is coming and why, and the unintended consequences of U.S. policy for…
171 - Dr. William Wipfler: Human Rights and Torture (part 1 of 2)
Jul 6, 2015 • 41 min
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…
170 - Dorlee Michaeli: How Social Media Expands Social Work Career Choices
Jun 22, 2015 • 27 min
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…
169 - Kathrine Bisanz: Social Workers for Reproductive Justice
Jun 8, 2015 • 28 min
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…
168 - Dr. Lisa Butler and Janice Carello: Potentially Perilous Pedagogies: Teaching Trauma Is Not the Same as Trauma-Informed Teaching
May 25, 2015 • 31 min
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…
167 - Ronjonette Harrison: Innovative Change for Juvenile Offenders Through Legislation and Intervention
May 11, 2015 • 38 min
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…
166 - Lynn Thomas: Equine Assisted Therapy
Apr 27, 2015 • 40 min
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…
165 - Dr. James Mulvale: Basic Income: An Anti-Poverty Strategy for Social Work
Apr 13, 2015 • 30 min
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…
164 - Dr. Richard Smith: A Social Worker’s Report from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Mar 30, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Richard Smith describes his attendance and experiences at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Highlighting Social Work’s long history of working to improve environmental conditions,…
163 - Ken Herrmann and Susan Herrmann: Social Work Education in Another Land: The Brockport Vietnam Project
Mar 16, 2015 • 47 min
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…
162 - Ellen Fink-Samnick: Fostering Professional Resilience: The Professional Resilience Paradigm
Mar 2, 2015 • 45 min
In this episode, Ellen Fink-Samnick describes the core components, building blocks, and practical strategies associated with the Professional Resilience Paradigm. This framework provides an operationalized context and a specific set of behaviors that…
161 - Bonnie Collins and Elaine Hammond: Integrating Spirituality Into Social Work Practice: A Conversation (part 2 of 2)
Feb 16, 2015 • 24 min
This is the second of a two-part discussion on integrating spirituality into social work practice. In this continuing conversation, Bonnie Collins and Elaine Hammond talk more specifically about assessment protocols and intervention strategies. They…
160 - Dr. Faye Mishna: It Just Crept In: The Digital Age and Its Implications for Social Work Practice
Feb 2, 2015 • 25 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Faye Mishna discusses her research examining social workers’ experiences and how communication technology has entered their daily practice. Existing literature has highlighted the risks involved, but Dr. Mishna recommends…
159 - Bonnie Collins and Elaine Hammond: Integrating Spirituality Into Social Work Practice: A Conversation (part 1 of 2)
Jan 19, 2015 • 24 min
Every social work student learns about the biopsychosocial model early in his or her social work education. The use of this three-dimensional model underscores the complexity of the client experience. However, social workers are increasingly recognizing…
158 - Dr. Danilea Werner: Social Workers’ Preparedness for School and Community Crisis
Jan 5, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Danilea Werner argues that social workers, especially those who work in school settings, are on he front line of response to school and community crisis events. She discusses her research with school social workers,…
Happy Holidays 2014 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 22, 2014 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
157 - Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and Kara Thieleman: Witness to Suffering: Mindfulness and Compassion Fatigue Among Traumatic Bereavement Professionals and Volunteers
Dec 8, 2014 • 47 min
Compassion Fatigue has been the subject of considerable concern in the social work profession. The provision of service to people who are experiencing a highly stressful situation can take a significant emotional toll on those providing assistance.…
156 - Beth Kanter: Social Media in Nonprofits: Letting Outsiders In and Letting Insiders Out
Nov 24, 2014 • 42 min
In this episode, our guest Beth Kanter describes how Networked Nonprofit (NNP) organizations use transparency, agility, and simplicity to share and shape their work. Networked Nonprofits use social media to raise awareness of social issues, organize…
155 - Dr. Wendy Haight: Caregivers’ Moral Narratives of Their African American Children’s Out-of-School Suspensions: Implications for Effective Family-School Collaborations
Nov 10, 2014 • 39 min
A report from 2006 indicates that almost three and half million children were suspended or expelled from American schools. Of additional concern is that black students are suspended or expelled at a rate three times that of their white peers. In this…
154 - Dr. Toba Kerson and Dr. Judith McCoyd: In Response to Need: An Analysis of Social Work Roles Over Time
Oct 27, 2014 • 38 min
In this episode, based on a research article published in the journal Social Work in 2013, Drs. Toba Kerson and Judith McCoyd discuss their latest work re-examining interviews conducted in 1976 with the pioneers of health-related social work. They compare…
153 - Dr. Noël Busch-Armendariz and Laurie Cook Heffron: Modern Slavery: Social Work’s Role in Addressing Human Trafficking
Oct 13, 2014 • 43 min
The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking estimates that there as many as 2.5 million people in forced labor at any given time. The U.S. State Department estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across…
152 - Dr. Mimi Abramovitz: Changes in U.S. Social Welfare Policy: The Effects of Privatization on Human Services (part 2 of 2)
Sep 29, 2014 • 26 min
In this episode, Dr. Mimi Abramovitz continues her discussion of the rise of New Public Management (NPM) and the privatization of human services. She concludes by discussing her research on the impact of NPM on persons in the front lines of human service…
151 - Arati Maleku: Human Migration in the 21st Century: Implications for the Social Work Profession
Sep 15, 2014 • 44 min
Human migration is a natural phenomenon as old as humanity. Some people leave their places of origin to escape natural or human-caused calamities. Others leave to find better economic circumstances. And, for some, it may be the adventure of new and…
150 - Dr. Mimi Abramovitz: Changes in U.S. Social Welfare Policy: The Effects of Privatization on Human Services (part 1 of 2)
Sep 1, 2014 • 32 min
In this episode, Dr. Mimi Abramovitz discusses the privatization of human services and the rise of New Public Management. She reviews evolving economic conditions, historical changes in U.S. social welfare policy, and the subsequent impact on human…
149 - Dr. Lawrence Shulman: Integrating Science and Art in Evidence-Based Practice
Aug 18, 2014 • 44 min
In this episode, Dr. Lawrence Shulman discusses the influence of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) on practice behavior. He describes how to integrate EBP concepts and interventions while maintaining Social Work’s unique role as well the worker’s personal…
148 - Dr. Erin Kelly: Workplace Violence and Staff Well-Being: Everyday Hassles and Acute Crises
Aug 4, 2014 • 22 min
While working at an inpatient psychiatric facility early in her career, Dr. Erin Kelly became interested in workplace violence, struck by the tension of maintaining staff and patient safety. She also developed an appreciation of the importance of building…
147 - Dr. Rukshan Fernando and Andy Germak: Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Work Practice
Jul 7, 2014 • 27 min
When asked about the word “entrepreneurship,” most people are likely to think about business-oriented activities, perhaps, more specifically, using business innovation as a route to develop or enhance a business enterprise. However, most people probably…
146 - Dr. Venus Tsui: The Invisible Ones: Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse
Jun 23, 2014 • 31 min
In this episode, our guest Dr. Venus Tsui describes the pervasive shame that male victims of intimate partner abuse experience and their common belief that the services that do exist aren’t built for them. The resulting alienation and hopelessness present…
145 - Jorien Brock and Siobhan Fitzgerald-Cushing: Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender People
Jun 9, 2014 • 42 min
According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, people who identify as transgender are estimated to comprise between one quarter and one percent of the U.S. population. Often targeted for overt discrimination, a transgender person may, rightly,…
144 - Michael Langlois: Gamer-Affirmative Practice: Today’s Play Therapy
May 26, 2014 • 30 min
In this episode, our guest Michael Langlois addresses the pervasiveness of technology — specifically video games — in our clients’ day-to-day lives. Concurrently, he notes how direct social work practitioners have been largely hesitant and dismissive…
143 - Lesley Barraball and Carlos Neves: Carizon: One Agency’s Experience Integrating Trauma-Informed Care
May 12, 2014 • 42 min
In 2013, two agencies (Kidslink, a children’s mental health provider, and Mosaic Counseling, which offered a variety of services to children, men, and women) merged to form Carizon Family and Community Services. Our guests in this podcast explore the…
142 - Chandran Chetan: Action and Empowerment in India: National Domestic Workers Movement
Apr 28, 2014 • 21 min
In this episode, Chandran Chetan continues our previous discussion of India’s “invisible maids” and the human trafficking that is fostered by the demand for these workers. Here, our guest describes how the National Domestic Workers Movement builds…
141 - Tara Hughes: Disaster Mental Health: An Emerging Social Work Practice
Apr 14, 2014 • 39 min
Tornados, floods, bombings, transportation accidents, and mass casualty scenarios, whether natural or human-caused, are examples of extreme events that confront us. Tara Hughes is a mass casualty subject matter expert and one of two New York State…
140 - Christin Mary: India’s Invisible Maids: National Domestic Workers Movement
Mar 31, 2014 • 24 min
In this episode, Christin Mary of the National Domestic Workers Movement describes her work advocating, organizing, and participating in social action to empower exploited domestic workers in India. Young women, typically from impoverished rural areas,…
139 - Dr. Robert Keefe and Dr. Barbara Rittner: The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): A Conversation
Mar 17, 2014 • 43 min
In this episode, Dr. Robert Keefe and Dr. Barbara Rittner engage in a conversation about the recently released DSM-5. Their discussion reviews many of the important changes to the manual. They also discuss several of the challenges and concerns identified…
138 - Dr. Robert Duran: “Smile Now, Cry Later”: Gang Life - An Insider’s Journey
Mar 3, 2014 • 35 min
In this episode, Dr. Robert Duran discusses what he has learned in 20 years of being involved in, observing, and researching gangs. His unique perspective lends him multiple lenses to inform and challenge conventional wisdom related to what gangs offer…
137 - Eda Kauffman: Clinical Supervision: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Lens
Feb 17, 2014 • 41 min
In this episode, Eda Kauffman explains how she came to incorporating a trauma-informed lens into her work as a clinical supervisor. She describes how trauma-informed clinical supervision is different from traditional supervision. She also explores its use…
136 - Dr. Brian Kelly: Superman in the Smallest Place: Exploring a Music Studio for Young People Experiencing Homelessness
Feb 3, 2014 • 35 min
In this episode, Dr. Brian Kelly describes his experience and research with homeless youth. Specifically, he looks into the effectiveness of utilizing a music studio in a transitional living program to engage young people’s strengths and promote their…
135 - Chris Veeh: Traumatic Brain Injury and Incarcerated Youths: A Role for Social Work
Jan 20, 2014 • 27 min
In this episode, Chris Veeh discusses how early life head trauma can play a role in behavior that leads to incarceration. He also suggests that the number of incarcerated youth with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is significant. Tools to screen and assess…
134 - Dr. Kelli Canada: The Role of Caseworker-Client Relationships Within Mental Health Courts
Jan 6, 2014 • 28 min
In this episode, Dr. Kelli Canada discusses her research on the perceived relationship between mental health court participants and their caseworkers, and its effect on outcomes.
Happy Holidays 2013 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 23, 2013 • 0 min
The inSocialWork Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team.
133 - Elaine Hammond: Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work
Dec 9, 2013 • 51 min
Burnout and compassion fatigue are significant concerns in professional social work. Either can leave social workers feeling angry, overwhelmed, drained, and/or powerless. This can lead to disengagement from client systems as well as the work. To be…
132 - Dr. Doyle Pruitt: Understanding and Responding to Youth Who Engage in Sexual Harm
Nov 25, 2013 • 30 min
In this episode, Dr. Doyle Pruitt discusses the possibility of changing the narrative of youth and adolescents who engage in sexual harm. She argues that current perceptions of this population frame their situation in unhelpful ways and describes…
131 - Dr. Toni Miles: Health Care Policy: Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act
Nov 11, 2013 • 35 min
Created in 1965, Medicaid, a form of health insurance, was developed to address the health care needs of low-income families as well as individuals who had a disability, were blind, or were aged. Recently, Medicaid is undergoing change. With the…
130 - Michael Boucai: The Impact and Ramifications of the Recent Supreme Court Rulings Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
Oct 28, 2013 • 37 min
In this episode, Law Professor Michael Boucai discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. He describes the specifics of those rulings and the practical effects the rulings…
129 - Agnes Williams: Native Americans and a Human Rights and Trauma-Informed Perspective
Oct 14, 2013 • 53 min
In this episode, Ms. Agnes Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, uses her Nation’s experience as a context to discuss cultural appreciation. She also explores the concept of historical trauma as well as the ideals of human rights and social justice,…
128 - Dr. Md. Tuhinul Islam: Residential Childcare: The Experiences of Children in Bangladesh
Sep 30, 2013 • 48 min
In this episode, Dr. Md. Tuhinul Islam takes us on a journey to Bangladesh, where he studies the experiences of children in residential childcare settings. He describes how and why children find their way to these settings and what he is learning about…
127 - Dr. Michael Reisch: The State of Social Work Education (part 2 of 2)
Sep 16, 2013 • 33 min
This is the second episode of a two-part discussion with Dr. Michael Reisch on the state of social work education in America. In this episode, Dr. Reisch offers his insights on a number of specific topics he believes must be attended to in order to…
126 - Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney: Financial Social Work: Advancing the Economic Stability and Capability of Individuals, Families, and Communities
Sep 2, 2013 • 39 min
In this episode, our guests Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney discuss their work with the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Maryland CASH Campaign. They discuss how social workers can work…
125 - Dr. Michael Reisch: The State of Social Work Education (part 1 of 2)
Aug 19, 2013 • 29 min
In this episode, the first of two parts, Dr. Michael Reisch describes the role that social work education has in facilitating the emerging professional’s understanding of the institutional and structural inequalities facing oppressed and disenfranchised…
124 - Amanda Hunsaker: Advances in Dementia Diagnostic Technology: Preparing Social Work for a Changing Practice
Aug 5, 2013 • 38 min
In this episode, Amanda Hunsaker discusses the current landscape related to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and how advances in diagnostic technology associated with dementia will provide the potential for new insights in the care of…
123 - Christine Scott: Shadow Grief: Perinatal Loss and Bereavement
Jul 8, 2013 • 41 min
In this episode, Christine Scott defines perinatal loss and discusses the impact of perinatal bereavement on the parents and family. Using her personal experience with this type loss as a backdrop, Ms. Scott describes the effect of perinatal bereavement…
122 - Bonnie Fader Wilkenfeld, Dr. Kenneth Robey, and Eileen Murray: Impact of the Arts on Identity Structures of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Jun 24, 2013 • 33 min
In this episode, our guests discuss their study of the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities, whose ability to engage in self-actualizing and fulfilling experiences is often limited by conventional perceptions held by service…
121 - Dr. Christina Sogar: Beyond Diagnosis: The Dynamics of Disability and Disruptions in Parenting
Jun 10, 2013 • 27 min
It has been suggested that there are between 4.1 and 9 million parents who have a disability. In this episode, Dr. Christina Sogar discusses how characteristics of disability (e.g., onset and symptom variability) impact and shape the parenting process and…
120 - Dr. Nikki Wooten: Gender Differences Among Army Service Members in Substance Use Treatment Utilization During the Year Prior to Deployment
May 27, 2013 • 22 min
In this episode, Dr. Nikki Wooten, herself an Army officer, describes her current research into the gender differences related to substance use treatment utilization of Army members in the year prior to their deployment. Her findings reveal the unique…
119 - Dr. Dona Reese: “A Friendly Face:” Addressing Barriers to Hospice Care for African American Clients by Hiring African American Social Workers
May 13, 2013 • 35 min
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reported that in 2011 over a million and a half people utilized hospice services in the United States. In this podcast, Dr. Dona Reese talks about the lack of utilization of hospice care by African…
118 - Dr. Jonathan Singer: The Use of Creative Arts as a Community-Based Suicide Prevention Effort
Apr 29, 2013 • 36 min
In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Singer describes his work drawing on the creative arts that by its nature is a community-based effort at preventing suicide. He argues that traditional prevention efforts, while effective at addressing the stigma associated…
117 - Kori Bloomquist: Social Worker Self-Care: Practice, Perceptions, and Professional Well-Being
Apr 15, 2013 • 42 min
In this episode, Kori Bloomquist discusses research related to social worker self-care practice and perceptions, and professional well-being. Ms. Bloomquist describes social workers’ reported self-care practices across five domains as well as their…
116 - Dr. Janet Joiner: Cyberbullying and Cyber Social Work
Apr 1, 2013 • 27 min
The internet and social media have created numerous new opportunities for communication, relationships, and learning. Opportunities for the misuse of this technology have accompanied the popularity of these media. In this episode, Dr. Janet Joiner…
115 - Dr. Allan Barsky: Online Social Work with Individuals, Families, and Groups: Ethical Issues and Responses
Mar 18, 2013 • 21 min
As more social work practitioners and educators incorporate the online environment into their work, it is essential that they understand the associated ethical implications. In this episode, Dr. Allan Barsky explores managing the ethical and practice…
114 - Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne and Dr. Jayshree Jani: ‘Cyber-Marriage’: Wartime Military Relationships and Partners’ Perceptions of the Impact of Telecommunications
Mar 4, 2013 • 30 min
In this episode, Drs. Alexa Smith-Osborne and Jayshree Jani discuss their work studying the impact of technological advances in communications on relationships experiencing separation related to military deployment. Focusing on the perspective of the…
113 - Dr. Barbara Jones: Adolescent Cancer Survivors: Identity Paradox and the Need to Belong
Feb 18, 2013 • 17 min
In this episode, Dr. Barbara Jones discusses the developmental and psychosocial effects of cancer on adolescents and young adults. Dr. Jones speaks to the need to understand the unique needs of the adolescent and young adult. She also explains how these…
112 - Dr. Sandra Butler: Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Home Care Workers and Factors Affecting Turnover and Retention
Feb 4, 2013 • 34 min
In this episode, Dr. Sandra Butler discusses her work and findings with the Maine Home Healthcare Retention Study. Putting a human face on “the centerpiece of our long-term care system,” Dr. Butler describes the predictors of turnover and retention and…
111 - Marion Bogo: Innovations in Assessment of Students’ Competence in Social Work
Jan 21, 2013 • 47 min
In this episode, Professor Marion Bogo discusses research she has conducted on innovative methods for educational outcomes assessment in social work. She describes a program of research that looks at conceptualizing and assessing social work students’…
110 - Dr. Kathryn Chernack: Social Media Use and Social Work Practice: Boundary and Ethical Considerations
Jan 7, 2013 • 34 min
In this episode, Dr. Kathryn Chernack discusses the common ethical issues and dilemmas encountered by social workers when using social media. Dr. Chernack describes the opportunities and challenges for social workers as the profession responds to the…
Happy Holidays 2012 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 20, 2012 • 2 min
The Living Proof Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message introduces our new co-host Charles Syms, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team, and provides a taste of what’s in store for our listeners in the new year. The…
109 - Dr. Luke Shaefer: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) and the Material Well-Being of Low-Income Families with Children
Dec 10, 2012 • 25 min
In this episode, Dr. Luke Shaefer discusses the effects of the U.S.’s largest means-tested income support program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Recent breakthroughs in research methods…
108 - Dr. John Brekke, Anthony Fulginiti, and Rohini Pahwa: “For Them, With Them, By Them”: A Peer Health Navigator Intervention for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Nov 26, 2012 • 25 min
In this episode, Dr. Allan Barsky focuses on ethical issues in end-of-life decision making. In order to assist clients and families with end-of-life choices, Dr. Barsky argues that social workers need to be aware of ethical issues that may arise in…
107 - Dr. Allan Barsky: Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making
Nov 12, 2012 • 40 min
In this episode, Dr. Allan Barsky focuses on ethical issues in end-of-life decision making. In order to assist clients and families with end-of-life choices, Dr. Barsky argues that social workers need to be aware of ethical issues that may arise in…
106 - Dr. Yunju Nam: Asset-Based Policy: A New Direction in Social Welfare Policy
Oct 29, 2012 • 24 min
In this episode, Dr. Yunju Nam describes her research in Asset-Based Policy, an alternative to our current income maintenance policies that attempt to respond to the needs of social welfare recipients. She describes how this new paradigm addresses the…
105 - Dr. David Hodge and Dr. Fei Sun: Positive Aspects of Caregiving Among Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers: The Roles of Ethnicity and Spirituality
Oct 15, 2012 • 22 min
In this episode, Drs. Hodge and Sun discuss their study examining the effects of spirituality and the positive aspects of caregiving among Latino family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
104 - Dr. Rachel Fusco: Developmental and Mental Health Screening in Child Welfare: Implications for Young Children in Rural Settings
Oct 1, 2012 • 36 min
In this episode, Dr. Rachel Fusco describes her work with Universal Screening that involves an examination of the developmental and mental health needs of young children involved in the child welfare system. After sharing what she is learning from this…
103 - Dr. Reginald York: Dodo Birds and Psychotherapy: The Controversy over Evidence-Based Practice Versus Practice-Based Evidence
Sep 17, 2012 • 41 min
In this episode, Dr. Reginald York discusses the emerging controversy in clinical practice about how best to use evidence to inform psychotherapy. Dr. York describes two perspectives, evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, noting their…
102 - Bruce Nisbet, LMSW: Health Homes: A Virtual Home of Care Coordination for Medicaid Enrollees with Chronic Conditions
Sep 4, 2012 • 34 min
In this episode, Bruce Nisbet discusses Spectrum Human Services’ involvement with Health Homes, a Medicaid health program providing integrated and coordinated services to people in the community who have serious and persistent mental illness or two or…
101 - Aster Tecle: Where is ‘Home’? Interpreting Youth Discourse and the Politics of Displaced Youth
Aug 20, 2012 • 20 min
In this episode, Ms. Tecle discusses her current research on the experiences of immigrant youth participating in youth programs. She examines the complexities of identity formation among Horn of Africa immigrant youth and how those youth create place and…
Summer Break 2012: Hot Town, Summer in the City …
Aug 6, 2012 • 1 min
Hot town, summer in the city … The backs of our necks were getting dirty and gritty, so we’re taking a short break, replenishing and getting ready to continue our series tan, ready, and rested on August 20. Join our hosts as they quickly check in to share…
Summer Break 2012: Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy …
Jul 23, 2012 • 1 min
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy … Well, at least it’s easy at the Living Proof Podcast Series this year. We’re taking a short break, replenishing and getting ready to continue our series tan, ready, and rested in August. Join our hosts as they discuss…
100 - Dr. Nancy Smyth: The UB School of Social Work: Adventures and Future Ideas in a Digital Age
Jul 9, 2012 • 18 min
It’s our 100th episode, and we have invited our Dean, Dr. Nancy Smyth, to reflect on our long, sometimes strange trip as we’ve found our way in producing years of compelling podcasts and sharing the work of our tremendous guests. Dr. Smyth discusses the…
99 - Dr. Shelley Craig and Dr. Barbara Muskat: “Bouncers and Jugglers and Firefighters … Oh My!”: A Qualitative Investigation of Social Work Roles in Health
Jun 25, 2012 • 47 min
In this episode, Drs. Craig and Muskat discuss their qualitative study of social work roles in hospital settings. Seven major roles emerged from their analysis: bouncer, juggler, janitor, broker, firefighter, glue, and challenger. Drs. Craig and Muskat…
98 - Professor Susan Green and Dr. Thomas Nochajski: The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC)
Jun 11, 2012 • 15 min
In this episode, UB School of Social Work faculty members and co-directors Susan Green and Thomas Nochajski introduce the new Institute for Trauma and Trauma Informed Care. They describe the series of events and experiences that led to the development of…
97 - Dr. Robin Bonifas: Mean Girls at 70: Bullying Among Residents at Assisted Living Facilities
May 28, 2012 • 28 min
In this episode, Dr. Robin Bonifas discusses her research on senior bullying and relationship changes in assisted living facilities. Dr. Bonifas shares her findings on how seniors experience problematic behaviors in assisted living facilities, how they…
96 - Dr. Amy Watson and Brian Kelly: Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Preliminary Outcomes and the Role of Environmental Influences
May 14, 2012 • 44 min
In this episode, Dr. Amy Watson and Brian Kelly discuss their research into Forensic Assertive Community Treatment, an adaptation of traditional ACT that attempts to explore the unique challenges faced by previously incarcerated persons with mental…
95 - Dr. Janis Whitlock: The Cutting Edge: Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults
Apr 30, 2012 • 27 min
In this episode, Dr. Janis Whitlock discusses the disturbing phenomenon of self-injurious behavior among adolescents and young adults. Dr. Whitlock discusses the causes, prevalence, and risk factors of self-injurious behavior and explains its active…
94 - Dr. Shelly Wiechelt and Dr. Corey Shdaimah: Women’s Experiences in Street-Level Prostitution: Implications for Court-Based and Social Service Programs (part 2 of 2)
Apr 16, 2012 • 37 min
In the second of a two-part podcast, Dr. Shelly Wiechelt and Dr. Corey Shdaimah return to conclude the discussion of their research into women engaging in street-level prostitution in Baltimore, Maryland.
93 - Dr. Elizabeth Strand: Veterinary Social Work: “One Health” in Action
Apr 2, 2012 • 44 min
In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Strand discusses Veterinary Social Work (VSW) as a subspecialty of social work practice that is a part of the One Health Initiative. One Health embraces the fact that health and well-being among humans, animals, and the…
92 - Dr. Shelly Wiechelt and Dr. Corey Shdaimah: Women’s Experiences in Street-Level Prostitution: Implications for Court-Based and Social Service Programs (part 1 of 2)
Mar 19, 2012 • 28 min
In part one of a two-part podcast, Drs. Wiechelt and Shdaimah discuss their research of women in prostitution in Baltimore, Maryland. They describe how they were drawn to study the women, explain the importance of debunking popular myths related to this…
91 - Dr. Shelley Craig and Dr. Brett Engle: Motivational Interviewing Implementation and Practitioner Skill Acquisition in an Agency Serving Sexual Minority Youth
Mar 5, 2012 • 41 min
In this episode, Drs. Engle and Craig discuss their training and research study in which they adapted Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills to a strengths-based case management already in place at an agency. They describe their experience in developing MI…
90 - Dr. Priscilla Gibson: Disproportional Suspension Among African American Youth: The Experience of Kinship Caregivers
Feb 20, 2012 • 37 min
Dr. Gibson speaks about her research exploring the experiences of kinship caregivers parenting African American children, who are disproportionately suspended under school zero tolerance policies. Dr. Gibson describes the emotional and relational costs of…
89 - Dr. Eugene Walls: School Engagement Among Sexual Minority Students: Allies, Alliances, and Academic Outcomes
Feb 6, 2012 • 39 min
In this podcast, Dr. Eugene Walls discusses his research on school engagement among sexual minority students. His research is aimed at understanding the contributing roles of school climate, adult allies, and gay-straight alliances in predicting academic…
88 - Dr. Manisha Joshi: Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan
Jan 23, 2012 • 40 min
In this episode, Dr. Manisha Joshi utilizes a unique lens to look at a familiar topic. She describes her research regarding the role of changing attitudes related to intimate partner violence (IPV) in three Central Asian countries. Dr. Joshi discusses…
87 - Dr. Pam Miller: Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act: Hospice Social Work and End-of-Life Decision-Making
Jan 9, 2012 • 42 min
In this episode, Dr. Pam Miller discusses her research on social worker attitudes, values, and practices since the enactment of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.
Happy Holidays 2011 from the Podcast Team!
Dec 22, 2011 • 4 min
The Living Proof Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team and a taste of what’s in store for our listeners in the new year.
86 - Dr. Nicole Ruggiano: Doing It Their Way: Consumer-Directed Long-Term Care
Dec 12, 2011 • 25 min
In this episode, Dr. Nicole Ruggiano discusses a client-driven and self-directed approach to consumers’ long term health care, providing an alternative to traditional, agency-provided and managed care. She describes the positive outcomes related to the…
85 - Dr. Stella Resko: Risk Factors for Early Treatment Dropout Among Women with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and PTSD
Nov 28, 2011 • 21 min
In this episode, Dr. Stella Resko discusses her research examining the role of substance use, PTSD, and environmental barriers in contributing to early treatment dropout.
84 - Dr. Joshua Miller: Connection and Hope: Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters
Nov 14, 2011 • 31 min
In this episode, Dr. Joshua Miller discusses the many types of disasters that affect people around the world and how to help individuals and communities recover. He highlights the social ecology of disaster and the consequences of different types of…
83 - Dr. Carol Tosone: Shared Traumatic Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinicians Living and Working in a Post-Disaster Environment
Oct 31, 2011 • 22 min
Dr. Carol Tosone discusses shared traumatic stress, the experience of mental health clinicians dually exposed to a traumatic experience, both primarily as citizens and secondarily through the trauma narratives of their clients. Dr. Tosone discusses…
82 - Dr. Jeffrey Edleson: Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children (part 2 of 2)
Oct 17, 2011 • 35 min
Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, a nationally known researcher in the field of domestic violence and its effect on children, concludes his discussion by interpreting longitudinal research related to the impact of early exposure to violence and risk factors…
81 - Jessica Greenawalt: Using Social Capital to Achieve Goals in a Low-Income, Immigrant Community
Oct 3, 2011 • 26 min
Jessica Greenawalt discusses her work with the Chelsea Collaborative Social Capital Campaign to improve community-level outcomes. The Collaborative used participatory action research methods to assess the community’s needs and develop initiatives to meet…
80 - Dr. Jeffrey Edleson: Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children (part 1 of 2)
Sep 19, 2011 • 38 min
Dr. Jeffrey Edleson of the University of Minnesota is well known for his research on adult domestic violence, particularly how it affects children in the home. In this episode, Dr. Edleson describes his work and that of his colleagues over the past two…
79 - Brian Farragher: The Sanctuary Model: Changing the Culture of Care - Transforming Human Services (part 2 of 2)
Sep 5, 2011 • 23 min
Changing the culture of care in an organization is a challenging, continuous, and transformational process. In this episode, Brian Farragher discusses the work of the Sanctuary Institute, which has trained over 200 agencies worldwide in the principles and…
78 - Dr. Lawrence Shulman: Leading Mutual Aid Support Groups: Exactly How Can People with the Same Problems Help Each Other?
Aug 22, 2011 • 55 min
It’s our third anniversary, and in this special episode Dr. Lawrence Shulman returns to our series to discuss his research and experience with Mutual Aid groups and group practice. Dr. Shulman’s extensive research and experience are complemented by…
77 - Brian Farragher: The Sanctuary Model: Changing the Culture of Care - It Begins with Me (part 1 of 2)
Aug 8, 2011 • 25 min
Brian Farragher, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Andrus Children’s Center, discusses the impact of trauma and repetitive stress on staff and organizations and the quality of service they provide. Mr. Farragher presents the…
76 - Dr. Patricia Shannon: Peeling the Fear from the Past: Building Community Capacities for Healing Refugee Trauma as a Human Rights Strategy
Jul 25, 2011 • 34 min
In this episode, Dr. Patricia Shannon discusses her research related to the impact of war trauma and torture on the mental health of resettling refugee communities. Our guest describes research on the state of mental health screening practices based on a…
75 - Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot: Parents with Disabilities and the Child Welfare System
Jul 11, 2011 • 38 min
Child welfare has a strong crossover with the disability field, yet there has been little critical examination of child welfare services through a disability lens and no substantial examination of how its policies and programs affect people with…
74 - Dr. Brian Bride: Collateral Damage: The Impact of Caring for Persons Who Have Experienced Trauma
Jun 27, 2011 • 31 min
As the field of traumatology has grown, it has become increasingly apparent that the effects of psychological trauma extend beyond those that directly experience traumatic events. In this episode Dr. Bride discusses the term Secondary Traumatic Stress…
73 - Dr. Rebecca Thomas and Dr. Jill Witmer Sinha: Microcredit, Women Entrepreneurs, and Nonprofits in Kolkata: Social Work’s Local and International Role
Jun 13, 2011 • 43 min
Microfinance is recognized as an anti-poverty tool and a conduit for financial assistance and capacity building. In their research, Drs. Rebecca Thomas and Jill Witmer Sinha examine differences between the benefits provided by nonprofit and for-profit…
72 - Dr. Jan Ivery and Dr. M. Lori Thomas: Aging in Place on the Streets: Homelessness Among Older Adults
May 31, 2011 • 23 min
Drs. Jan Ivery and M. Lori Thomas discuss the findings of their research with the often overlooked older adult homeless population. Our guests describe the challenges of meeting the unique needs of this population and the contradictions that are raised as…
71 - Katherine Montgomery: Individual and Relational Factors Associated with Delinquency Among Throwaway Adolescents
May 16, 2011 • 23 min
In this episode, Katherine Montgomery, MSSW and doctoral student, reports on the findings and implications of her recent study on domain-specific factors that distinguish “throwaway youth” from delinquent youth. Ms. Montgomery also describes how…
70 - Dr. David Patterson, Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya): Promoting Wellness and Challenging Cultural Narratives in Native American Communities
May 2, 2011 • 31 min
In this episode, Dr. David Patterson describes the Three Sisters and other core ideas that informed the creation and evolution of the Native American Center for Wellness Research. This discussion explores how the Center builds programs that enhance the…
69 - Dr. Patricia Carlson and Dr. Nancy Humphreys: The Walmartization of Social Services: Impacts and Ethical Considerations of When Clients Become Workers
Apr 18, 2011 • 34 min
Drs. Patricia Carlson and Nancy Humphreys discuss findings of state and national studies examining the phenomenon of women who leave the welfare rolls and become employees of social service agencies. This conversation addresses prevalence, impact, and…
68 - Dr. Michael Reisch: How Did Social Work Get Here?: The Historical Narratives That Shape Social Work Research and Practice (part 2 of 2)
Apr 4, 2011 • 38 min
This is the second of two episodes in which Dr. Michael Reisch describes how the past is the present, and how “master narratives” about historical events have come to frame how the social work research agenda has been set, how its been done, and how its…
67 - Dr. Poco Kernsmith and Dr. Roger Kernsmith: I
Mar 21, 2011 • 28 min
Behaviors like sexting are not new phenomena. However, technology increases the ease and risks of such behaviors. This podcast explores the prevalence of sexting and discuss an appropriate and balanced approach to practice and policy intervention.
66 - Dr. Michael Reisch: How Did Social Work Get Here?: The Historical Narratives That Shape Social Work Research and Practice (part 1 of 2)
Mar 7, 2011 • 49 min
This is first of two episodes in which Dr. Michael Reisch describes how “the past is the present” and how “master narratives” about historical events have come to frame how the social work research agenda has been set, how it’s been done, and how its…
65 - Marion Bogo: Doing, Thinking, Then Doing Again: Reflective Practice in Field Education
Feb 21, 2011 • 53 min
Field education is a signature pedagogy of the social work profession. Professor Marion Bogo discusses what informs this approach to educating social work professionals; the factors that lead to high-quality, effective field instruction; and ongoing…
64 - Dr. Anna Santiago, Dr. George Galster, and Renee Nicolosi: Where People Live Matters: Using Housing Policy as an Anti-Poverty and Asset-Building Intervention
Feb 7, 2011 • 51 min
In this episode, our guests discuss their research that attempts to respond to and understand how housing policy influences not only its clients, but the neighborhoods in which they reside. They describe, amongst other programs, the Home Ownership Program…
63 - Dr. Faye Mishna: Bullying in the Cyber Yard: Old Problems, New Contexts
Jan 24, 2011 • 35 min
Dr. Faye Mishna discusses her research on cyber bullying among youth, its prevalence, its effects, and what social workers can do to begin to address this growing problem.
62 - Dr. Jay Wolfson: Head, Heart, and Hope: The Complex Challenges of Decision-Making at End of Life
Jan 10, 2011 • 31 min
In this episode, Dr. Jay Wolfson discusses his experience and reflections serving as guardian ad litem for Terri Schiavo, the young woman whose case captured the nation’s attention in 2003. Dr. Wolfson describes the clinical, political, and legal issues…
Happy Holidays from the Podcast Team!
Dec 23, 2010 • 1 min
The Living Proof Podcast Series is taking a break for the holidays. This short message, recorded by our hosts, offers holiday wishes on behalf of our team and a taste of what’s in store for our listeners in the new year.
61 - Dr. Lenore Walker: The System is Broken: Challenges to Trauma-Informed Approaches with Parents and Children Affected by Domestic Violence
Dec 13, 2010 • 42 min
In this episode, Dr. Lenore Walker discusses the current social, political, and legal dynamics that challenge a trauma-informed approach to the health and safety of children affected by domestic violence. Dr. Charles Ewing of the University at Buffalo Law…
60 - Alankaar Sharma: Tuskegee and the Negro Project: The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Public Health (part 2 of 2)
Nov 29, 2010 • 27 min
This is the second of two episodes in which Alankaar Sharma discusses his work comparing and contrasting the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments and the lesser known Negro Project, both intended to further knowledge related to prevention and reducing…
59 - Dr. Gail Steketee: Too Much Stuff: Understanding and Treating Compulsive Hoarding
Nov 15, 2010 • 41 min
In this episode, Dr. Gail Steketee, Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work at Boston University, discusses compulsive hoarding behavior. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Steketee has co-authored an accessible monograph about hoarding and…
58 - Alankaar Sharma: Tuskegee and the Negro Project: The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Public Health (part 1 of 2)
Nov 1, 2010 • 39 min
From Tuskegee to current revelations of U.S. experiments in Guatemala in the 1940’s, public health research and interventions have been impacted by intersections with race and gender. This is the first of two episodes in which Alankaar Sharma discusses…
57 - Dr. Robert Milch and Dr. Donald Shedd: Good Outcomes at the End of Life: The History of Hospice Buffalo
Oct 18, 2010 • 25 min
Drs. Robert Milch and Donald Shedd have been leaders in the hospice movement since its early days. In this episode, they discuss the history of hospice and hospice in Buffalo, NY, the challenges of the early days of hospice, changes in hospice care over…
56 - Dr. Julie Spielberger: “Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out”: Barriers and Facilitators of Service Use
Oct 4, 2010 • 36 min
In this episode, Dr. Julie Spielberger discusses findings from her study of a system of prevention and early intervention services for families of young children in low-income communities in Florida’s Palm Beach County. She describes her data examining…
55 - Dr. Elizabeth Robinson: I Should’ve Could’ve Died: Spiritual Change in Recovery from Alcoholism
Sep 20, 2010 • 30 min
In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Robinson discusses her work on spiritual and religious changes associated with recovery from alcohol problems. Dr. Robinson notes changes in client sense of forgiveness and purpose as well as day-to-day religious practices…
54 - Joyce James, LMSW-AP and Carolyne Rodriguez, MSW: Addressing Disproportionality: Promising Practice Innovations
Sep 6, 2010 • 44 min
In this episode, Joyce James of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and Carolyne Rodriguez of Casey Family Programs’ Texas State Strategy systems improvement initiative discuss how their collaboration is addressing disproportionality…
53 - Dr. Raphael Travis, Jr. and Dr. Anne Deepak: Empowerment in Context: Lessons from Hip Hop Culture for Social Work Practice
Aug 23, 2010 • 35 min
In this episode, Drs. Raphael Travis and Anne Deepak discuss using Hip Hop as a framework for understanding client populations and educating social work students.
52 - Dr. John Bricout: Technology as a Social Force in Assisting Persons with Disabilities’ Employment and Community Participation
Aug 9, 2010 • 47 min
In this episode, Dr. John Bricout discusses his work and the powerful impact he believes that technology is having on persons with a disability. He describes the implications for social work practice, persons with disabilities, and the communities we live…
51 - Dr. Jean Kutner: The Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice in Hospice
Jul 26, 2010 • 17 min
In this episode, Dr. Jean Kutner discusses the history and role of evidence-based practice in hospice care, changes in hospice care, and barriers and facilitators to building an evidence base.
50 - Dr. Judith Herman: Justice from the Victim’s Perspective
Jul 12, 2010 • 37 min
In this episode, trauma expert and author Dr. Judith Herman discusses her initial encounters with oppressed women and how she initially organized her thinking about victims of trauma. Dr. Herman describes what she is currently learning from a sample of…
49 - Susan Mangold: Child Welfare Services: Does the Source of Funding Matter?
Jun 28, 2010 • 28 min
In this episode, Professor of Law Susan Mangold discusses how child welfare services are funded, and reviews her findings as she “follows the money.” She goes on to describe how the type or source of funding impacts outcomes and quality of child welfare…
48 - Robert Whitaker: Rethinking Psychiatric Care: If We Follow the Scientific Evidence, What Must We Do to Better Promote Long-term Recovery?
Jun 14, 2010 • 40 min
In this episode, author and journalist Robert Whitaker discusses what he has discovered through study of the evidence that is utilized to guide the treatment of psychiatric illness. With a critical eye, he describes the paradoxes in the conventional…
47 - Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Commitment, Intentionality, and Hard Work: What It Takes To Do Culturally Competent, Ground-Breaking Research
Jun 1, 2010 • 25 min
In this episode, Dr. Caitlin Ryan discusses the challenges of breaking ground in new areas of research, especially work that may be considered controversial, and what it takes to do work that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. The conversation…
46 - Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa: Developing Mental Health Literacy Tools for the Latino Community
May 17, 2010 • 30 min
In this episode, Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa discusses his research and development of culturally competent interventions for Latinos experiencing mental health issues. He describes his motivation to work with the Latino community and the social work practice…
45 - Dr. Sharon Bowland: Strength and Struggle: Spirituality and Recovery From Interpersonal Trauma (part 2 of 2)
May 3, 2010 • 33 min
This is the second of two episodes on spiritually and older women survivors of interpersonal trauma. Dr. Bowland discusses emergent themes such as forgiveness, isolation, and strength in the midst of struggle. Dr. Bowland also notes the utility of a…
44 - Dr. Lani Jones: Rebuilding Strength Among Black Women: An Evidence-Based, Culturally Congruent Group Intervention
Apr 19, 2010 • 27 min
In this episode, Dr. Lani V. Jones discusses her research in the area of evidence-based practice with a focus on psychosocial competence, group work, and positive mental health outcomes with Black women accessing services in mental health settings.
43 - Dr. Sharon Bowland: I Believe, But Will It Help?: Spirituality and Recovery from Interpersonal Trauma (part 1 of 2)
Apr 5, 2010 • 34 min
Dr. Sharon Bowland discusses a spiritually-based, psycho-social intervention for older women survivors of interpersonal trauma. In this first of two episodes, Dr. Bowland describes the intervention and reports on the positive mental health and spiritual…
42 - Dr. Mo Yee Lee: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work - Myth-Busting to Build Accurate Understanding (part 3 of 3)
Mar 22, 2010 • 19 min
In this final episode of a three-part series, Dr. Mo Yee Lee address some of the challenges and opportunities of applying the integrative approach in social work research and practice. She explores some of the common misperceptions about meditation and…
41 - Dr. Elisabeth Reichert: Social Work and Human Rights
Mar 8, 2010 • 39 min
In this episode, Dr. Elisabeth Reichert traces the history of the human rights movement and addresses the role of social work in that movement. She discusses the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, political, civil, social, and economic rights,…
40 - Dr. Mo Yee Lee: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work - Research and Practice with Female Trauma Survivors (part 2 of 3)
Feb 22, 2010 • 21 min
In this second of three episodes, Dr. Mo Yee Lee discusses her research with female trauma survivors , many of whom are dually diagnosed, homeless, and exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. She introduces a meditation curriculum, describes the role that…
39 - Maria Cristalli and Dr. Catherine Dulmus: University-Community Partnerships: A Match Made in Social Research and Human Services Heaven
Feb 8, 2010 • 38 min
This episode features a conversation between Catherine Dulmus, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Research Center Director at UB’s School of Social Work, and Maria Cristalli, Hillside Family of Agencies’ Chief Strategy and Quality…
38 - Dr. Mo Yee Lee: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work - Core Concepts (part 1 of 3)
Jan 25, 2010 • 20 min
This is the first of three episodes in which Dr. Mo Yee Lee discusses her research and clinical work bridging social work practice and an integration of Eastern philosophy/practice with traditional Western approaches to client change. In this episode,…
37 - Dr. Claudia Coulton: Location, Location, Location: Using Technology to Address Social Problems in Context
Jan 11, 2010 • 37 min
Social problems have specific physical and social contexts. Dr. Claudia Coulton discusses how social work practitioners, researchers, and students can use technology such as geographic information systems (GIS) and other analytic tools to understand…
36 - Dr. Claude Welch: Spotlight on Human Rights: Economic Rights in the United States
Dec 28, 2009 • 27 min
In this episode, Dr. Claude Welch, Jr. explains his contention that human rights can be violated as a result of economic structures. Currently, the issues involved in our response to the economic crisis and U.S. health care reform speak to our society’s…
35 - Dr. Elizabeth Tracy: Social Networks, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Dual Disorders Among Women
Dec 14, 2009 • 38 min
In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy traces the significance of social networks in social work practice, describes the types of social network interventions used by social workers, and discusses her research concerning social networks and the role of…
34 - Dr. Sarah Craun: Evaluating the Efficacy of Sexual Offender Registries
Nov 30, 2009 • 18 min
In this episode, Dr. Sarah Craun discusses Megan’s law and what she is learning about sexual offender registries’ usefulness in raising awareness and protecting the public.
33 - Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support
Nov 16, 2009 • 43 min
Dr. Caitlin Ryan discusses her work on the Family Acceptance Project, the first major study of LGBT youth and their families. Findings from the project will be used to develop training and assessment materials for human service providers working with LGBT…
32 - Dr. Harold Kudler: Helping Veterans and Their Families Succeed: Current Research and Practice Guidelines in Management of Traumatic Stress
Nov 2, 2009 • 41 min
In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Harold Kudler discusses his most recent work with veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. In an approachable manner, he relates his current research findings and project work to the current literature and…
31 - Dr. Nancy Kelley-Gillespie and Dr. Karen Rolf: Too Old To Care?: Older Adult Caregivers and Their Children with Disabilities
Oct 19, 2009 • 25 min
Rising life expectancy over the last two decades has resulted in increases in the number of aging parents caring for adult children with disabilities later in life. Drs. Kelley-Gillespie and Rolf discuss their work to understand the needs of these…
30 - Dr. Paul Smokowski: Acculturation and Adjustment in Latino Adolescents: How Cultural Risk Factors and Assets Influence Adolescent Mental Health
Oct 5, 2009 • 40 min
In this podcast, Dr. Paul Smokowski describes his current research exploring the protective and risk factors involved for Latino youth as they attempt to integrate into United States culture. Discover what he learned about the “Critical Aspects of…
29 - Dr. David Biegel: Facilitators and Barriers to Supported Employment for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders
Sep 21, 2009 • 28 min
In this episode, Dr. David Biegel discusses his latest research examining facilitators and barriers to employment for individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders, and implications for agency practices.
28 - Dr. Elaine Maccio: Helping Survivors of Katrina - An Evaluation
Sep 7, 2009 • 22 min
In this episode, Dr. Elaine Maccio discusses an evaluation of an initiative designed to address the mental health needs of hurricane Katrina survivors.
27 - Dr. Charles Figley: Veterans and PTSD: Time for a New Paradigm?
Aug 24, 2009 • 47 min
In the one-year anniversary episode of our series, Dr. Charles Figley discusses the mental health and support needs of veterans and their families. Dr. Figley calls for a change in the way we conceptualize the deleterious psychological effects of combat…
26 - Dr. Jeffrey Jenson: Using Principles of Prevention Science to Promote Healthy Youth Development: The Denver Youth Empowerment Projects
Aug 10, 2009 • 35 min
In this podcast, Dr. Jensen describes recent advances in the field of prevention science that have led to efficacious approaches to promoting healthy youth development. Examples from two investigations aimed at reducing aggressive behavior and enhancing…
25 - Dr. Mark Fraser: Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs
Jul 27, 2009 • 37 min
Professor Mark Fraser discusses the dynamic process of developing and improving strategies to address social welfare problems through intervention research. Dr. Fraser defines intervention research, distinguishes it from other types of research, and…
24 - Dr. Frederic Reamer: Ethical Dilemmas in Contemporary Social Work: Trends and Challenges
Jul 13, 2009 • 43 min
This discussion highlights a wide range of complex and challenging ethical issues in contemporary social work. Frederic Reamer introduces listeners to an array of ethical dilemmas that arise in clinical social work, supervision, administration, and…
23 - Bruce Nisbet, LMSW: Empowerment and Recovery: The Impact of George W. Bush’s “President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health”
Jun 29, 2009 • 27 min
In this episode, Bruce Nisbet talks about how the “President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” transformed service delivery for individuals with severe mental illness in New York and across the United States.
22 - Dr. Lori Wiener: Children with HIV/AIDS: Issues Of Survival, Disclosure, and Transition
Jun 15, 2009 • 25 min
In this podcast, Dr. Lori Wiener discusses her decades of work bridging clinical experience with research methodology to address the needs of children with HIV/AIDS and their families. Dr. Wiener offers guidance to helping professionals and families with…
21 - Dr. Denise Bronson: Doing Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
Jun 1, 2009 • 37 min
In this episode, Professor Bronson gives her thoughts on evidence-based social work practice as both a philosophy of practice and an approach to practice. She discusses the steps in the EBP process, and describes the importance of practitioner/researcher…
20 - Dr. Kelly Jackson: What Are You?: The Experience of Multiracial Individuals in a Monoracial World
May 18, 2009 • 39 min
This podcast features an interview with Dr. Kelly Jackson. Professor Jackson discusses her research on identity development among individuals of mixed heritage. The diverse cultural attachments associated with the shifting identities of mixed race…
19 - Dr. Michael Hogan: The “President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health”: Promise, Progress, and Challenge
May 4, 2009 • 29 min
Dr. Hogan discusses his work on the Bush Administration’s President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, which he chaired from 2002-2003. He discusses how the work of the Commission focused research and service efforts in mental health on promoting…
18 - Dr. Bruce Thyer: Looking at Evidence-Based Practice: How Did We Get Here?
Apr 20, 2009 • 20 min
This podcast is a recording of a lecture by Professor Bruce Thyer on the roots of the evidence-based practice process. He grounds it in the best tradition of clinical social work, from the early development of scientific social work to empirically…
17 - Dr. Sandra Lane: Structural Violence and Disparities in Health
Apr 6, 2009 • 44 min
In this podcast, Dr. Sandra Lane discusses how policy and environment promote disparities in health among people of color.
16 - Dr. Wooksoo Kim: Drinking Behavior Among Elderly Korean Immigrants
Mar 23, 2009 • 28 min
In this episode, Dr. Wooksoo Kim discusses her research on alcohol use among elderly Korean immigrants in Toronto, Canada.
15 - Kathryn Kendall, LCSW: Promoting Mental Health in the Wake of Disaster
Mar 9, 2009 • 40 min
This episode features a discussion on mental health in the wake of natural, technological, and man-made disasters. Kathryn Kendall articulates the stages of disaster and mental health-promoting responses to individual and community trauma.
14 - Dr. Cal Stoltenberg: Evidence-Based Clinical Supervision (part 2 of 2)
Feb 23, 2009 • 21 min
This is the second of two episodes in which Dr. Stoltenberg talks about the art of clinical supervision. In Part 2, Dr. Stoltenberg tackles the question, “How do we evaluate what’s occurring in supervision and how is it affecting work with clients?”…
13 - Dr. Erik Nisbet: International Conflict and Social Identity: The Influence of Mass Media on “Us vs. Them” Thinking
Feb 9, 2009 • 43 min
Dr. Erik Nisbet discusses how perceptions of international conflict and terrorism across national contexts are shaped by the interplay of mass media frames and social identity schema. Dr. Nisbet describes the parallel processes that occur in the United…
12 - Dr. Cal Stoltenberg: Evidence-Based Clinical Supervision (part 1 of 2)
Jan 26, 2009 • 24 min
This is the first of a two part podcast by Dr. Cal Stoltenberg about the art / science of clinical supervision. In this episode, Dr. Stoltenberg addresses the difference between supervision and clinical work with clients. He cautions against becoming too…
11 - Dr. Shelly Wiechelt: Cultural and Historical Trauma: Affecting Lives for Generations
Jan 12, 2009 • 15 min
People experience trauma in varying ways, from both trauma that occurs within their own lives, to trauma that is transmitted to them from cultural, historical, and intergenerational experiences. In this podcast, Dr. Shelly Wiechelt defines cultural,…
10 - Dr. Sandra Bloom: The Sanctuary Model: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Treatment and Services
Dec 29, 2008 • 19 min
Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., co-creator of the Sanctuary Model, discusses a trauma-informed approach to treatment and systems change. Dr. Bloom describes the paradigm shift needed to understand the psychobiology of trauma and its impact on recovery from mental…
9 - Dr. Hilary Weaver: Culturally Competent Supervision
Dec 15, 2008 • 36 min
This episode features Dr. Hilary Weaver speaking at the Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, convened in Buffalo, NY, Spring 2008. Dr. Weaver discusses diversity issues in the context of supervision, highlighting the…
8 - Dr. Deborah Waldrop: End-of-Life Care for Our Nation’s Elderly - In Their Own Words (part 3 of 3)
Dec 1, 2008 • 13 min
This is the third of three episodes in which Dr. Waldrop discusses her research on end-of-life care decision-making begun in 2007. In this episode, Dr Waldrop gives us a status report on the progress she’s made in her research on end of life care…
7 - Dr. Deborah Waldrop: End-of-Life Care for Our Nation’s Elderly - Methods and Challenges (part 2 of 3)
Nov 17, 2008 • 9 min
This is the second of three episodes in which Dr. Waldrop discusses her research on end-of-life care decision-making begun in 2007. In this episode, Dr. Waldrop explains her research aims and methodology and some of the challenges to conducting this type…
6 - Dr. Karen Sowers: Social Work at its Roots: Using Microenterprise to Promote Health, Social Welfare, and Community Building Among Street Children in Indonesia
Nov 3, 2008 • 15 min
Dr. Catherine Dulmus, Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research, speaks with Dr. Karen Sowers, Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, about a project aimed at developing microenterprise among street children…
5 - Dr. Lawrence Shulman: Models of Supervision: Parallel Processes and Honest Relationships
Oct 20, 2008 • 38 min
What is supervision? Peter Sobota, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UB School of Social Work, speaks with Dr. Lawrence Shulman, Professor and Dean Emeritus of the UB School Of Social Work, about the nature of supervision in direct practice and…
4 - Dr. Alex Gitterman: The Life Model: A 30-year Reflection
Oct 6, 2008 • 16 min
Dean Nancy Smyth speaks with Dr. Alex Gitterman, the Council on Social Work Education’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, about the Life Model of Social Work Practice and its continued influence on the field.
3 - Dr. Robert Keefe: Childhood Lead Poisoning and Repeat Teen Pregnancy
Sep 22, 2008 • 16 min
Adolescents who become pregnant as teens are likely to become pregnant again before their teen years are over. This episode features Dr. Robert Keefe, professor at the UB School of Social Work, discussing his preliminary research on childhood lead…
2 - Dr. Deborah Waldrop: End-of-Life Care for Our Nation’s Elderly - History of Hospice Care (part 1 of 3)
Sep 8, 2008 • 8 min
This is this first of three episodes in which Dr. Waldrop discusses her research on end-of-life care decision-making begun in 2007. In this episode, Dr. Waldrop explains the personal nature of studying end-of-life care and answers the questions, “What is…
1 - Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin: Social Workers in the Justice System
Aug 20, 2008 • 27 min
This episode features a conversation with domestic violence expert, the Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin, Family Court judge for Erie County, New York, discussing the important role of social workers in the justice system.
Intro Show - Welcome to the Living Proof Podcast Series
Aug 4, 2008 • 9 min
In this inaugural show, host Adjoa Robinson speaks with Nancy Smyth, Professor and Dean of UB School of Social Work, about the new podcast series, “Living Proof”.