southernish: The more I read about the DSM and the arbitrary, bullshit diagnosis categories in its various incarnations, the angrier I get. I have a long and complicated history with psychiatry/anti-depressants…(potential tw) Read More
Psychiatry's New Diagnostic Manual: "Don't Buy It.... →
That’s what psychiatrist Allen Frances, chair of the DSM-IV task force, has to say about DSM-5.
Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths,... →
oldenough2burmom: The state’s manslaughter laws weren’t supposed to apply to women who lose pregnancies. Prosecutors don’t seem to care. God help us. How do we keep electing such a batch of buffoons to our legislatures?
Ethan Stanislawski On The Internet: 5 Favorite... →
ethanstanislawski: As a straight dude who is generally down with respecting women, and thinks people of every gender and walk of life should be down with it too too, it can get frustrating to see the lack of similar minded people in pop culture. Recent feuds between comedians and women have created a feeling of…
feeling oceanic: The Tyranny of Evidence-Based... →
ifiweregoing: When I was an undergrad, one valuable thing I learned is how to critically scrutinize research, especially research that purports itself to be unbiased, objective, and completely quantifiable. There is a lot of published, peer-reviewed garbage out there passing itself off as scientific evidence…
Legislative Update: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013 - →
Update on 4 pieces of legislation every social worker should know. The Moore Act of 2013 moves out of committee. Could go to a vote within a week.
Political Advocacy In Social Work: Guest Expert... →
This chat covers the role of social workers in political advocacy.
Follow Up Interview with Dr. Allen Frances:... →
While surfing the internet, as I normally do, I randomly came across an article in Psychology Today entitled “Why Social Workers Should Oppose the DSM 5 by Dr. Allen Frances.
Political Advocacy in Social Work - →
socialworkmusings: politicalsocialworker: Melinda Lewis, LMSW will be guest expert for May 20th Social Work Chats. The Topic will be Political Advocacy in Social Work. #SWUnited Social Work Chats is tonight at 8Pm EST. Melinda K. Lewis, LMSW will be our guest expert. Join in the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #SWUnited. I actually made sure to get all the tweets to this sent...
Political Advocacy in Social Work - →
Melinda Lewis, LMSW will be guest expert for May 20th Social Work Chats. The Topic will be Political Advocacy in Social Work. #SWUnited Social Work Chats is tonight at 8Pm EST. Melinda K. Lewis, LMSW will be our guest expert. Join in the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #SWUnited.
Advocacy Series: Advocacy for Beginners - →
I have decided to write a series on advocacy because many people do not become aware of issues until after the decision is made. Laws become passed and then affect lives before many people ever notice.
Social Work Help!
yazcaminante: politicalsocialworker: yazcaminante: Remember seeing on my dashboard a link to a website to match students with their field placements, but I can’t find it. Anyone know the place? Pretty please with sugar on top? Was it Intern Match? Yes, thanks!! You’er welcome.
Social Work and Consulting (with image, tweets) Â·... →
Live Twitter Chat May 13, 2013 with Guest Expert Dr. Michael Wright
Political Advocacy in Social Work - →
Melinda Lewis, LMSW will be guest expert for May 20th Social Work Chats. The Topic will be Political Advocacy in Social Work. #SWUnited
Social Work Help!
yazcaminante: Remember seeing on my dashboard a link to a website to match students with their field placements, but I can’t find it. Anyone know the place? Pretty please with sugar on top? Was it Intern Match?
http://melindaklewis.com/2013/05/16/the-what-maintaining-the-balance-of-powers/#like-4107 Melinda Lewis will be joining Social Work Chats on Monday 5/20 at 8 Pm EST. We will be discussing political advocacy in social work. Use hashtag #swunited to participate.
Crossing Cultures – One Transgender Woman’s... →
No Exit: Ownership →
unemployedsocialworker: Am I to blame for my situation? It’s funny during a reign of unemployment the need to reevaluate life is constant. Surely, I could have done more before graduating. Networking, resume building, and interview preparation was available to me but I didn’t properly use it. However, my personal… I love this blog.
SURVEY FOR SOCIAL WORKERS: Assessing New Media... →
The irony of being an unemployed social worker
swk4life: I graduated over the weekend. I’ve been furiously applying to jobs for the past two months. I’ve gone on several interviews and still have nothing. I know I only graduated over the weekend but I can’t help but being discouraged….I’ve got bills to pay. At least if I need government assistance I’ll know where to go since I have an understanding of systems and community supports…
Chickapin Parish: politicalsocialworker:... →
politicalsocialworker: chickapinparish: Seriously, do any of you guys know any ways to get some money to avoid becoming homeless and dying of starvation? This is only marginally catastrophic thinking. I really am running out of money with nothing left. Ideas? Seriously! I’m applying… No problem.
chickapinparish: Seriously, do any of you guys know any ways to get some money to avoid becoming homeless and dying of starvation? This is only marginally catastrophic thinking. I really am running out of money with nothing left. Ideas? Seriously! I’m applying for jobs like crazy, but so far I’m getting nowhere. I don’t know exactly what skills and experience you have, if you want you...
Interview with Social Work Professor Barbara... →
by Deona Hooper, MSW I had the opportunity to catch up with Social Work Professor Barbara Zelter after she escaped the clutches of the Wake County Detention Center due to being arrested for protesting with NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of…
The Uncharitable World of Policy: Dan Pallotta TED →
by Policy Staff Writer Lydia Long One of the biggest threats that all nonprofits face is the injustice and discrimination from our own government. Our current Congress wants nonprofits to survive without government spending at the same time it is creating…
Marijuana Policy Today: NYC Forum Sponsored by... →
by Deona Hooper, MSW In the recent 2012 elections, voters in Washington State and Colorado legalized marijuana at the ballot box. However, state law does not supercede federal law, and these states are currently seeking guidance from the federal government…
Will Clinical Social Workers Embrace the New DSM V →
by Deona Hooper, MSW The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the book psychiatrist, clinical social workers, and other mental health professionals use to determine a mental health disorder. The latest edition, DSM V, is scheduled to be released…
Is Being Gay A Choice →
By Deona Hooper, MSW I had no intentions of doing any writing today, but I came across a video in my inbox that was too good not to share with SWH readers. Many people believe members of the LGBT community made a conscious choice for their sexual…
What they don't tell you is...
unemployedsocialworker: When you become focused solely on getting a job, you lose your creativity. However, it is that creativity that will help you with that job search. I made a mistake a while back of sending out my resume en masse. Now, I send them out utilizing a particular process. The problem is that financial hardship strips the individual of the feeling that innovation is theirs to...
How To Have A Longer Marriage Than Kim Kardashian.... →
Two decades ago, a team of researchers led by psychologist John Gottman set out to determine one thing: Why do couples get divorced? Gottman decided to …
An Open Letter to White Male Comedians →
TV historian faces fresh accusations of homophobia... →
bialogue-group: fucknobiphobia: modernbisexual: A Harvard professor, broadcaster and Financial Times columnist who apologised last week for making homophobic comments about a famed bisexual economist, is facing claims that he has a history of making similar comments. Biphobia. You know what else? I kept hearing him referred to as a “gay economist.” Blargh. For those unaware of...
What Makes a Good Policy Brief? →
There are quite a few resources available on how to write a policy brief, but I still find that students struggle somewhat with this assignment, in part because it is such a different writing task …
DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst... →
APA approval of DSM-5 is a sad day for psychiatry. The more I read about the DSM-5 the more appalled I become.
Community Organizing: Women in Community... →
community-organizing: Crystal Lee Sutton lived from 1940 to 2009. She worked to unionize the textile factory in North Carolina where she worked, receiving constant threats from management, until finally they fired her. But before she left, she made one final stand against the factory management: “I took a piece…
The Uncharitable World of Policy: Dan Pallotta TED... →
According to activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta, everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, and this bleeds into the policy arena as well.
The Classy Way To Take On People Who Hate You →
Mississippi Still Poised For Tuesday Execution,... →
spannersgalaxy: Mississippi is set to execute a man Tuesday night without testing available DNA evidence from a hair sample in his case. ThinkProgress reported last week that a 5-4 court upheld the decision not to test the evidence, in spite of a prosecutor’s inconclusive logic linking the hair sample to Willie Jerome Manning simply because they […] Life in Dumbfuckistan
How the Psychiatrist Who Co-Wrote the Manual on... →
southernish: “Iâm not one of these guys who goes out of his way to be politically incorrect.” UGH. This guy is a complete dick. The more I read about the DSM, the more uncomfortable I am with having to give my money to the APA for a copy of the new edition in the fall. You probably need to check with your professor to make sure this will work, but I didn’t buy the DSM-4. I just...