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How Social Workers Can Help Immigrants And Refugees

There are many personal and professional rewards to earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) and becoming a licensed social worker. Most social workers have a strong drive to help people and improve lives. This desire to serve may be inspired by a personal experience of adversity, an interest in what makes people tick, or a calling to activism. Whatever the inspiration, social workers are defined by purpose, compassion and action.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 30
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Global Social Work: Helping Others All Over The World

The field of social of work exists to help individuals and communities respond to a wide variety of issues in a healthy and productive manner. Social workers are devoted to helping their fellow humans by offering numerous forms of one-on-one and group support. They also act as advocates, activists, innovators, and influencers in our society.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Aug 21
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How To Get Involved With Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work

Hospice and palliative care for terminally and chronically ill patients came out of the ground-breaking work of author and Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the 1960s and 70s.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 20
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The Change You Want To See: Becoming A Social Work Leader

Many individuals are drawn to the field of social work because they’re fired up by social justice concerns. Others want to advocate on behalf of disenfranchised populations. Whatever the passion or cause, most social workers are eager to make waves and leave their mark on the world. With these aspirations, social workers are natural born leaders.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 13
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Social Work In Corporate America

One of the key benefits of a career in social work is that there are many different avenues a social worker can take. Every industry and market has some need for these professionals, and the versatility instilled in MSW students prepares licensed social workers for a variety of jobs. If you are pursuing this field because you want to help others, you might believe that a career in corporate America is off the table; but recent trends in the job market indicate otherwise.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 10
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The Next Step: Becoming A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree holders are trained to work within numerous contexts on a broad range of problems. They perform in many roles, ranging from one-on-one counseling to leadership positions. No matter their field, social workers are committed to serving vulnerable populations.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 09
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The Pathway to Becoming a Community Social Worker

Social workers help individuals, institutions, and communities with a wide range of challenges and issues. They may provide one-on-one care, serve in leadership positions in large organizations, or even act as advocates influencing policy decisions.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 06
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Volunteer Work For Future Social Workers

In the field of social work, professionals are devoted to helping people and groups deal with challenging circumstances. Social workers provide their services in a variety of settings, influencing others through one-on-one meetings, larger group gatherings, and even social advocacy or policy work.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 01
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Social Work and Veterinary Practice: A Match Made In (Dog) Heaven?

If you’re just starting your career in social work, or are going back to school to improve your social work credentials, you probably hope to impact others in a positive way. You may also wish to have an impact on society through activism and advocacy. While there are many professional requirements this challenging field, the work you will be doing is dynamic and fulfilling. And you may be surprised at how many job options are available to you with a social work degree!

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 31
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Pursuing Alternatives To Social Work With An MSW

Earning an MSW is a great way to launch a social work career. With a Master’s of Social Work in hand, you will be able to pursue licensure and help individuals or groups with many different social needs. But if you have interests outside of the traditional social work field, you should know that an MSW qualifies you to work in other related professions as well. In fact, some social workers branch out into entirely different areas, and innovate as they go along.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 30
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The Path to Becoming a Grief Counselor

The term counselor has become a catchall term for many different positions and jobs. Technically, one can work as a counselor in any number of settings, and a college degree may or may not be required.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 19
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MSW Employment Trends: Stats Say Social Work Jobs Will Grow By Almost 20%

According to recent data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest growing and most in-demand fields in the US. In fact, the Bureau reports that social work employment is expected to grow by almost 20% through 2020. That’s faster than the average rate of growth for all occupations, which is a (comparatively) meager 6%.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 16
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Social Work Stress Management – How To Become A Professional Social Worker And Find Work-Life-Balance

The field of social of work is full individuals who have devoted their careers to helping people cope with a range of problems and societal issues. Social workers provide direct services to people in groups and one-on-one settings. They may also engage in advocacy, political activism, social policy and welfare, and social innovation.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 13
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Preventing Social Work Burnout and Establishing a Healthy Work/Life Balance

The field of social of work is made up of people who have devoted their careers to helping individuals and communities cope with a range of issues. Social workers provide direct service to people in groups and in one-on-one work, and may engage in advocacy, political activism, social policy and welfare, and social innovation. But whatever form their service to others takes, social work is not for the faint of heart. It is a profession in which the caseload can be heavy and the work can be upsetting, and for which there should be a high-degree of personal accountability. The result can be tremendous stress.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 10
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How Long Does It Take To Become A Social Worker? Fast, Faster, And Fastest MSW Options

Are you interested in entering the field of social work, and wondering how long it will take you to earn your master’s and become licensed to practice? For individuals who feel called to the field of social work, there are many possible paths to take — including earning a master’s of social work (MSW). One of the advantages of this popular degree is that it is a relatively short and direct route to the ultimate goal: a career that consists of working with and helping others. In fact, whether the MSW is being offered in a traditional, on-campus format, or as an online program, it can typically be earned in two years or less.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 02
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MSW: The Degree of Choice for Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselors

In the mid-1980s, a federal disability regulation known as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 led to an emerging field: Social Work in the Workplace.

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Nedda Gilbert
Jul 02
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Social Work Meets Innovative Careers And Practices

There are many personal and professional rewards to earning a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and becoming a licensed social worker. Most social workers have a strong desire to help and improve the lives of others.

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Nedda Gilbert
May 09
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Want To Become A Psychotherapist? Consider A Social Work Degree (MSW)

There are many paths to becoming a licensed psychotherapist. Noodle is here to guide you into making the right decision for you!

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Nedda Gilbert
May 09
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The Core Competencies of Social Work Practice

You may be considering a career in social work because of your desire to help others and make the world a better place. Or perhaps you want to engage in advocacy and social activism.

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Nedda Gilbert
May 07
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Want To Become A Social Worker in Mississippi? Here Are The Steps

Do you enjoy southern culture and have a passion for helping people? Noodle has some advice for you.

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Nedda Gilbert
Apr 20
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How to Change Lives by Becoming a Child Welfare Social Worker

Becoming a child welfare social worker is a great way to impact the lives of children in need, and help them become become a happy, stable adults.

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Lizzie Perrin
Apr 18
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How to Become a Licensed Mental Health Social Worker

Looking for insight into how to become a licensed mental health social worker. Allow Noodle to assist you in laying out the groundwork.

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Nedda Gilbert
Apr 09
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Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist or a Clinical Social Worker?

What’s the difference between a Marital and Family therapist, and a Clinical Social Worker who works as a Marital and Family Therapist?

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Apr 09
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How to Become a Domestic Violence Advocate or Counselor

Domestic and intimate partner violence is so pervasive, it has become a critical problem in the United States.

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Nedda Gilbert
Mar 31
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How to Become a Victim Advocate

It takes someone tenacious and compassionate to work as a victim's advocate.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 31
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Steps to Becoming a Crisis Counselor

Are you empathetic? Do you have a strong nurturing presence during stressful and traumatic events? You should consider becoming a crisis counselor.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 30
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The Path to Becoming a School Counselor Explained

If you enjoy working with children or adolescents, and are interested in supporting students in a school setting, then becoming a school counselor may be right for you.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 30
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How to Become a Military Social Worker

Perhaps you have a desire to help others and a particular interest in working directly with individuals who have served or are serving in the military. If so becoming a military social worker may be right for you.

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Nedda Gilbert
Mar 28
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The Rewards of Medical Social Work

Are you looking to work with patients and help them navigate the emotional, physical and logistical aspects of their journey through the healthcare process? Do you have the tenacity to advocate for patients? If so, then becoming a medical social worker may be just right for you. Medical Social workers play a vital role in a patient’s treatment from admissions to recovery.

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Nedda Gilbert
Mar 28
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What Do Clinical Social Workers Do?

Thinking of a career as a clinical social worker? Let Noodle lead you through the ins and outs of a clinical social worker career.

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Nedda Gilbert
Mar 19
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Prepare for an Alabama Social Work Career

Looking to pursure a career in Social Work in Alabama? Noodle provides the information necessary to achieve your goals.

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Nedda Gilbert
Feb 07
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What Can I Do With a MSW Degree?

There are many opportunities to have a career that gives back to the community, but none are quite like the opportunities that exist for a social worker.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 29
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MSW Career Options and Outlook for Grads

There are many personal and professional reasons for pursing a Masters in Social Work (MSW).

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Nedda Gilbert
Jan 25