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Social Worker Matters
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Tony Charles - Family & Systemic Psycho therapist
Welcome to a new episode of Social Workers Matter, I hope you're safe and well. Interestingly as I post this episode, we have just had the publication of the very disappointing (UK) Race Disparity Report and we are also in the middle of the (US) trial for the George Floyd killing. The RDR essentially undermines the work of the Equality & Human Rights Commission in its duty to tackle persistent structural race inequality as its content seems to bear little relation to the lived experiences of people from Black & Ethnic Minorities. In today's episode, Family & Systemic Therapist Tony Charles speaks about his work and the centrality of working beside families and clients so as to co-create meaning, understanding, remaining curious and above all privileging, their lived experiences. As a positive message to our community Tony shares rich material about his work, his experiences as a black male therapist and the value of therapeutic interventions. Do leave a review as this helps gets the word out. Reference: 'Standing in the shadows - understanding and overcoming depression in Black Men' - John Head Tony's email: email@example.com Website: tcclinicalconsultancy.co.uk Skype: tcconsultancy My email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Tim Kent - Director of Adult & Forensic Service and more
Welcome to another episode of SWM. Since the last podcast, there has been positivity and sadness - recently the Practice Supervision Development Programme https://psdp.rip.org.uk/ completed wave three and a huge celebratory online conference took place which was a great event with such rich feedback from participants and powerful evidence of a real contribution to the sector. The sadness includes more loss of colleagues, friends and relatives to COVID-19. I wish to convey sincere sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of those we have lost during this difficult and challenging time. In today's episode, we meet my colleague Tim Kent - Director of Adult and Forensic Services at the Tavistock & Portman Nhs Trust. He shares aspects of his early career, his love of music, his transition to qualifying as a Social Worker, and whilst he went onto complete training as a Psychotherapist - where he learned much about himself in relation to others - he remains committed to his Social Work roots and identity. Tim shares his thoughts and insights about our current climate and context and toward the end of our discussion he shares some words of wisdom for those entering the profession and peers in senior positions. Thanks for visiting, do leave a review and subscribe, this helps to get the word out. Let's meet Tim. https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ My Email: email@example.com Join our SWM Private Facebook Group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6IJzP9UzJn2B5oXclbnOw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
A Phenomenal Caribbean Woman
Welcome to episode 35 of SWM, today we meet Mrs Delia Cuffy-Weekes, an educator, an agriculturalist and a social worker. Delia is based in the Caribbean, The Commonwealth of Dominica where she has lived all her life with periods away for vacations and study leave. She shares with us the varied tapestry of her rich and diverse career, which has been and continues to be rooted in the centrality of relationships, humility, honesty, clarity of purpose and a strong desire to help and support those who need her and are vulnerable. We learn something of the challenges in Caribbean society and the necessity to operate at many human levels as a practitioner to engage and gain the trust of whomever she is trying to help, from a farmer to women suffering domestic violence, to parents suffering the loss of a baby. Delia is committed, passionate, enthusiastic and tenacious which are all traits required for our work, she is also a lot of fun, so let's meet this phenomenal woman. Delia refers to her association with the following groups, here are the links FYI: Dominica National Council of Women www.ngocaribbean.org Dominica Association of Persons with disabilities www.dapd.weebly.com Dominica Cancer Society www.dominicacancersociety.org/ Dominican Council on Ageing www.dcoainc.org Lifeline Ministries Dominica www.lifelinedominica.org My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our SWM Private Facebook Group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6IJzP9UzJn2B5oXclbnOw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
42 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
A Social Work Educator's Career - Clare Parkinson
Our guest this episode is my dear colleague Clare Parkinson - Clinical Lecturer & Senior Social Worker at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Clare has led the MA in Social Work programme for the past 6 ½ years alongside her other activities in the trust. She shares some of her rich career in social work and social work education, where it started and how over the years she progressed and found her way to the Tavistock which was where she was meant to be. Clare cares deeply about the programme and as she makes her way toward stepping away from her leadership role, it is clear she has more to contribute and will continue to do so by her ongoing contact with Doctorate students, as an external examiner and of course she will make time to write and has some projects in mind. Working alongside Clare has been a real pleasure, she is motivating, encouraging and has certainly helped me at times of challenge, I wish her a long and rewarding retirement, she deserves it. Well done Clare, you made it! For information on a wide range of training courses, check out: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ My email: email@example.com or SSmith@Tavi-Port.nhs.uk Join us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6IJzP9UzJn2B5oXclbnOwSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Jo Williams - Safe Spaces for Thinking, Dialogue and Learning
Welcome to the first episode of SWM for 2021, in this episode, I am in conversation with my colleague Jo Williams. Jo is a Senior Lecturer and Development Lead for the National Practice Supervisors Development Programme delivered by education partners and the Dept for Education. Jo shares her career journey - she started out as a chef and found her way to a long career in Social Work and Social Work Education. Jo shares her thoughts and passion for our work and is particularly passionate about Good Practice Supervision, and believes the work in this area is essentially about 'bringing back the feeling' to social work practice and keeping relationships alive. She talks about her vision for the work she would like to promote at the Tavistock and what she can bring to the Social Work discipline. Jo is keen to create safe spaces for thinking, dialogue and learning on challenging issues such as racism. She remarks on our current context and rather than think too far ahead, we can think in terms of an 'extended presence', listen out for what she means. Please leave a review and share the podcast as this will ensure the word gets out. For more information on the PSDP programme and a wealth of resources please visit: https://practice-supervisors.rip.org.uk/ Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ Join our safe space on Facebook @ facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 My email address firstname.lastname@example.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6IJzP9UzJn2B5oXclbnOw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Delores McPherson - Integrative Psychotherapist
Welcome to another episode of SWM. We have a lovely interview with Integrative Psychotherapist Delores McPherson. I met Delores when I attended one of her support groups for 'Black Mature Women' aka BMW. Delores shares aspects of her career and her current therapeutic work with young people in receipt of Youth Offending Services (YOS). Delores also has a private practice and undertakes consultancy work. In today's interview, she shares thoughts on the value of self-care and the perils of self-neglect. She speaks about how she needed to take time out to look after herself and now makes self-care central to her emotional health and wellbeing. She also shares some tips on how we might manage our professional boundaries more effectively in relation to our demanding roles. Delores has embarked on supporting Black Mature Women and in the new year has exciting plans to offer Black men a safe space to share and express themselves and their issues - on Thursday 11th Feb 2021 Delores and her colleague Tony will facilitate a virtual 6-week group programme entitled 'Black Men real talk'. For further information contact Tony on 07525 841 816 or Delores on 07535 020 339 Why not share the podcast, leave a review and share - this helps to grow our audience and get the word out. You are welcome to join our safe Fb community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 You can also drop me a line at email@example.com with suggested topics or interviewees.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
In this episode, we hear from my guest social psychologist Anita Nayyar, she shares the findings from some interesting research into how we are coping with COVID-19. In particular, her research reveals how members of BAME communities are not expressing the full range of trauma responses for fear of stereotyping - this cannot be a good thing - Anita started her career in marketing, she now works for herself and has extended the range of her work, she shares details of her work with Girls in Gangs, counter-narrative and her therapeutic work. Twitter: @coping_the Facebook: https://facebook.com/coping/ YouTube: Coping Mechanism https://youtube.com/channel/UCG_zOLxCtr-9o5pFPFWtNmg… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzJisjJD3_Y SWM Fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
84 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Ray Douglas' perspective on Gang Violence & more
In this episode I am in conversation with Raymond Douglas. Ray is an Executive Trainer, Facilitator & Enabler, he is seen as one of today’s leading thinkers and doers around reducing Gang & Serious Violence. In today’s episode, he shares some of his personal and professional background and history – he shares so many nuggets of self-knowledge and his perspectives on the impact of his experiences as a child, young adult and the man he is today. He has interesting things to say about Youth Violence and our roles as frontline workers, educators and community activists. He is passionate about ‘teaching what we know’ and is extremely active in the field and is a staunch advocate of the community public health model to tackle violence in our communities. He delivers groundbreaking interventions in schools. YOT's, Children’s Secure Units and Prisons, his vision of reducing youth violence took his work regionally Nationally and Internationally. This is a long episode and I suggest you listen in a couple of sittings if you’re unable to hear it all in one go; it’s certainly worth the effort. Raymond’s LinkedIn Profile:linkedin.com/in/raymond-douglas-505b844a Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @Gangology My email: email@example.com SWM Fb Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Reflective Supervision, Morning Routines & Coping
Another solo episode - how are you coping with the new COVID-19 situation? What's your morning routine? What's Reflective Supervision - brainstorm. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fb: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=social%20workers%20matter&epa=SEARCH_BOX Please leave a review and share. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
What's Happening Education
Welcome to another SWM - today's episode is another solo, I share some update on my current activities in the education space and run through some bits from BASW's PSW magazine. Please help to get the word out. My Email: email@example.com Book: Black children in care: health, hair and skin by Denise Lewis & Flora AwolajaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
New Semester, News & Views
Welcome to the last summer episode, we now have autumn to look forward to and the potential prospect of another 'lock down' - not great! In today's episode, I share some news about the new semester and what this has meant for me as a Social Work educator. In the second part of this episode we dip into BASW's PSW magazine for a couple of stories that caught my eye. Which includes some helpful tips on how to survive in social work. Producer, Debra Levitt of Bridge Road Consultants Ltd: bridgeroadconsultants.com BASW: https://www.basw.co.uk/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Welcome Back - Season II
Hi There, I hope you and your family and friends are safe and well. It's great to be back for season II of Social Workers Matter. In today's episode, I touch on; sadness at the end of last semester for social work students unable to celebrate their achievements. impact of COVID on my own family as members of the Afro Caribbean community. summer and COVID-19; self care, *books, reflection time - how was your summer, were you able to get away? new tech skills, have you developed yours? prospect of online teaching and learning. plans for season II; interviews and any other new developments in real time. *'White privilege - The myth of a post racial society' by Kalwant Bhopal *'Sensuous Knowledge - A Black feminist approach for everyone' by Minna Salami Feel free to reach out @email@example.com Why not join our closed facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ Please share the podcast and let's build, build, build. Until the next time I bid you Peace.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
We made it! End of Season 1
Welcome to the final episode in season 1, we have a brief review and plans for season 2. Have a good summer, rest, revive and recharge - slow down and reflect. See you in September aka the fall :-) Do reach out to me, join our Fb Community and leave a review it helps get the word out. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook SWM Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ PeaceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
It's Never Too Late
Welcome to another episode of Social Workers Matter, I hope you're well and continuing to cope through this season of challenge during this pandemic. As we record today in the UK , our Prime Minister and his cabinet set about relaxing some of the COVID-19 safety measures. Some of us are not so confident about too much relaxation, particularly those of us from BAME communities who have been so badly affected by this pandemic. Take good care and remain alert! In today's episode we hear from social work lecturer, Sandra Wilkinson. Sandra is one of 6 sisters whose parents came here from the Caribbean. She grew up in East London and shares her career journey, from her mature entry to social work to her new path as an educator. She is an inspiring woman, a bright light of enthusiasm and grace. Please leave a review as this gets the word out about the podcast and do reach out to me @ email@example.com Also come join the SWM Facebook Community @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Sylvia shares ...
In this solo episode, I touch on stories from BASW's June edition of the PSW Magazine, share my walking audio book pleasures and the George Floyd tragedy. Come join our SWM facebook community @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ Reach out to me firstname.lastname@example.org Check out these audio books - Lemn Sissay 'Why is my name' and 'Money. A love story' by Kate NorthrupSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
68 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Dr Lydia Beckler
Dr Lydia Beckler is my guest, she shares her professional journey from Youth Worker to Senior Manager of a therapeutic service for young people with high needs. Lydia has also achieved more in Higher Education despite her demanding roles. She currently lives overseas where she is embarking on a new journey. Website: http://www.wellbeingcrete.com Email: email@example.com Do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and come join our SWM Facebook community@ Social Workers Matter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | May 20, 2020
Dr. Jane Herd, CEO of Orb8
In this episode, we have a really great conversation with Dr Jane Herd CEO of #Orb8, a social enterprise. Orb8 provides high quality, psycho-education and training. Jane has been working in social care and social work for over 30 yrs and is a clinical social worker. You will hear more about Orb8, their current activities and how she has embraced technology to enhance her work. You will also hear something of her international projects and her hopes for the future of Orb8. For more information about Jane and Orb8 please follow the links below: The International Centre for Therapeutic Care and its Therapeutic Care Journal couple of papers https://www.thetcj.org/ The Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma Jane's PowerPoint for her House of Lords talk on their behalf is on their website https://irct.org.uk/ The conference she is organising with the Mulberry Bush is on June 3rd 2020 on zoom, the link to book a place is; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-thinking-foster-care-therapeutic-approaches-tickets-92871492133 If you'd like to know more about Orb8 the website is; https://orb8.org/ If you'd like to talk with Jane about anything she raised her email address is: email@example.com Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook community @Social Workers Matter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | May 6, 2020
Psychology & Social Work Student Challenges
This is another solo episode, the first item responds to the question; Names of the 9 main types of psychology?(Ref; psychologydiscussion.net) Social Work Student challenges during the lockdown(Ref; Study Skills for Social Workers - Christine Stogdon & Robin Kiteley - University of Huddersfield) Research in Practice - Social Work Organisational resilience diagnostic aka SWORD(Ref; researchinpractice.org.uk) Please reach out to Sylvia at email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @adosylvia Facebook: Social Workers MatterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Self Care for Social Workers
In this episode, I've chosen articles from the BASW's PSW Magazine which caught my interest. I was particularly grateful for the information on the importance of self-care, this issue can be really difficult to achieve for us as Social Workers. We often feel guilty for putting ourselves first, and our professional code of ethics makes very little reference to this necessity as with many of the other vocations. We need to eat and rest well, breath deeply, take regular exercise and maintain good boundaries so as our mental well being remains intact. Please leave a review, reach out to me at email@example.com British Association of Social Work https://www.basw.co.uk/what-we-do/basw-50-years Parental responsibilities? https://www.gov.uk/parental-rights-responsibilities What is Cafcass? https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/about-cafcass/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Survival & Self Care Reflections
This weeks episode is about self-care, at a time when anxiety, fear and worry are at their heights we must remember to take care of ourselves as social workers. Sylvia reviews a paper shared by a colleague; 'Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty' - 2020 Psychology Tools Limited This resource is free. https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/ living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty Please leave a review and feel free to reach out to me with self-care suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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