The Social Work Bubble Podcast

Laura Swanson

Laura Swanson, LMSW is a therapist in New York City, and began The Social Work Bubble to create more conversations around social work! The podcast is meant as a resource for those interested or in the field, and dives into clinical practice, intervention, ethics, case studies, and licensing, MSW programs, and everything in between! Use this as a space to build community with fellow social workers so we can all thrive in this wonderful field!

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Ep. 51 Navigating Grad School, Licensure & Nontraditional Social Work! ft. Iriel Nunnery, MSW
Sep 15 2023
Ep. 51 Navigating Grad School, Licensure & Nontraditional Social Work! ft. Iriel Nunnery, MSW
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Iriel Nunnery, MSW who will be speaking on navigating grad school and post-MSW life, prepping for licensure, and working in nontraditional social work settings!Iriel Nunnery is a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Children & Youth Services graduate from Louisiana State University. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Social Work, and a minor in African American Studies and Humanities. Currently, Iriel works as an Academic Coordinator with the LSU Trio Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of Upward Bound is to increase the academic performance and motivation of eligible enrollees so they can successfully complete high school and pursue a college education. It also aims to give low-income and potential first-generation college students the tools they need to succeed in their post-high school studies. She also a member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association for Black Social Workers (A.B.S.W.) and is a Community Action Network Service Organization (C.A.N.) member for black women.To continue to follow Iriel's journey, you can follow her below:Instagram: @iriel_aka_ireIf you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastEtsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the show
Ep. 50 Know Your Worth: Build Your Brand & Position Yourself as an Asset! ft. Harleny Vasquez, LMSW
Aug 15 2023
Ep. 50 Know Your Worth: Build Your Brand & Position Yourself as an Asset! ft. Harleny Vasquez, LMSW
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Harleny Vasquez, LMSW, who gets into all things social work careers including building your brand as a social worker, positioning yourself as an asset & more! You'll definitely walk away feeling energized & ready to level up!Harleny Vasquez, LMSW is a First-Generation Latina and a Licensed Social Worker with 10 years of experience working in social services providing trauma-informed care. She is the CEO and founder of yourEVOLVEDmind, a career consulting firm dedicated to supporting social workers and emerging professionals during their career development. As a Career Coach, she focuses on helping social workers and emerging professionals rebrand to market themselves effectively to get hired in any area of practice. Her area of expertise includes personal branding, job search strategy, salary negotiation and confidence building. Her work has been featured on Hispanic Executive, Al Dia News, Medium, Huff Post,and LinkedIn News. She was recognized as a 2022 Emerging Social Work Trailblazer and a 2023 Top 13 Inspirational Keynote Speaker for Career and Leadership Development. Also, a Co-Author of Latinx/e in Social Work Volume 2. She is committed to uplifting and elevating the social work profession by providing career consulting services, creating content, speaking engagements, facilitating workshops, and hosting her podcast Social Work Insider.To continue to follow Harleny's journey, you can follow her below:Email Harleny@yourevolvedmind.comInstagram: @yourevolvedmindLinkedIN Website: www.yourevolvedmind.comIf you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastEtsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the show
Ep. 49 Navigating the Highs & Lows of School Social Work ft. Carleigh Baker
Aug 7 2023
Ep. 49 Navigating the Highs & Lows of School Social Work ft. Carleigh Baker
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Carleigh Baker, a school social worker who will be talking all about the unique role school social workers have, how to build rapport and build the social worker's reputation, navigating relationships with admin & teachers & EVERYTHING in between!Carleigh Baker is a third year school social worker living in Illinois, currently working toward clinical licensure. She has also worked with individuals of all age groups and various populations in the community mental health and inpatient behavioral health settings. Carleigh has a strong passion for eliminating the stigmas surrounding mental health and helping others, especially teens, understand and work through mental health challenges. With clinical licensure, she hopes to specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and trauma disorders. When Carleigh is not social working, she enjoys reading, writing, fitness, cooking/baking, and spending time with family and her golden retriever, Harvey. To continue to follow Carleigh's journey, you can follow her below:Instagram @carleigh.ann93If you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastEtsy Shop InstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the show
Ep. 48 A Seasoned Social Worker's Guide to Self Care ft. Basiliso Moreno, LMSW
Jul 28 2023
Ep. 48 A Seasoned Social Worker's Guide to Self Care ft. Basiliso Moreno, LMSW
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Basiliso Moreno, LMSW to dive into his own journey of resilience throughout his life, including his social work journey, and how this led him to develop integral self care strategies!Basiliso (Bas) Moreno is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker in the state of Delaware. In October 2020, Basiliso started his online business Bas City Entertainment LLC. Bas City Entertainment LLC focuses on providing basic financial education for people of color.Basiliso graduated with his Mastes in Social Work from Fordham University in 2010.He is the author of Triumph Through Pain, How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times, released in July 2022, using poetry to discuss themes such as grief, loss, anxiety, self-awareness and financial literacy.Basiliso is the contributing author to Amazon best seller, Latinx in Social Work Volume 2. In his chapter, When Addiction Hits Home, Basiliso discusses the impact of addiction in his household.Basiliso is also the host of The Social Work Rants Podcast which can be currently listened to on all audio platforms and be seen on YouTube. The podcast has been listened to in over 60 countries. It was rated in the Top 10 for all social work podcasts according to Feedspot.To continue to follow Bas's journey, you can follow her below:Instagram @thesocialworkrantspodcast and @BascityentertainmentllcTik Tok @BascityentertainmentllcFacebook BasCity Entertainment LLCWebsite: Basmoreno.comTriumph Through Pain Poetry BookLatinx in Social Work Volume 2The Social Work Rants PodcastIf you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:路    Etsy Shop路    Blog路    Instagram路    Facebook路    Twitter路    YouTube路    Pinterest路    PodcastSupport the show
Ep. 46 Social Determinants of Health & The Power of Advocacy with ft. Eyesha Shaikh
Jul 14 2023
Ep. 46 Social Determinants of Health & The Power of Advocacy with ft. Eyesha Shaikh
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Eyesha Shaikh to dive into the social determinants of health with vulnerable populations & how social workers can use advocacy to support these clients!Eyesha Shaikh is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at George Mason University. She has a variety of experience working in a plethora of healthcare settings including hospitals, urgent and primary care, community services board, etc. She recently finished her first placement at the Mason and Partners clinic providing resources to the vulnerable population at a free clinic. Eyesha will be starting her MSW program鈥檚 final year and completing a field placement at the D.C Children鈥檚 hospital working in the cystic fibrosis unit of the ICU. She has a strong passion for working with children in medical settings to network and positively impact my community. As a future social worker, she hopes to continue learning new skills that she can use to excel in her career and grow in the healthcare profession. To continue to follow Eyesha's journey, you can follow her below:Instagram @shaikhphotography_15If you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:路    Etsy Shop路    Blog路    Instagram路    Facebook路    Twitter路    YouTube路    Pinterest路    PodcastSupport the showSupport the show
Ep. 44 The True Impact of Women's Reproductive Health on Mental Health ft. Natalie Gutierrez, LMSW
Jun 2 2023
Ep. 44 The True Impact of Women's Reproductive Health on Mental Health ft. Natalie Gutierrez, LMSW
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Natalie Gutierrez, LMSW to talk all about women's reproductive health, including Natalie's own journey with PCOS, and how social workers can be mindful of this in practice!Natalie Gutierrez is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker in NY State (LMSW). She graduated from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Natalie works as a clinician within an outpatient community mental health clinic and also works as a fee for service clinician at orchard blue counseling services, which focuses on providing holistic psychotherapy to children and youth, and BIPOC individuals. She has worked with individuals across all age groups and has worked with populations such as immigrant families, children and families within early childhood, individuals with developmental disabilities, and many more. In her free time, you will find Natalie creating mental health related content on Instagram @healingcornerwithnat, baking treats or going on walks with her fur baby Grizzly. To continue to follow Natalie's social work journey, you can follow her below:Instagram: @healingcornerwithnatNatalie is accepting new clients! You can work with her here.If you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:路    Etsy Shop路    Blog路    Instagram路    Facebook路    Twitter路    YouTube路    Pinterest路    PodcastSupport the show
Ep. 43 Changing Trauma Treatment with the Family Safe Model! ft. Sanctuary for Families Clinical Team
May 5 2023
Ep. 43 Changing Trauma Treatment with the Family Safe Model! ft. Sanctuary for Families Clinical Team
On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we join the Sanctuary for Families Clinical Team to dive into their approach to trauma treatment using the Family Safe Model, an incredible model that integrates the whole family unit into trauma treatment! Listen in for some ideas you can bring to your work! The guests today included those from SFF's clinical team, including Bushra Husain, DSW, LCSW, Andrea Yeriazarian, LCSW-R, and Ines Cano, LCSW, MPH.Sanctuary for Families is an NYC based organization that provides resources and treatment  for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.SFF is also offering trainings, in person and video call, to any interested organizations, including the following:Family Safe Model2Gether Co-Parenting/Parallel Parenting (Condensed and Full Length) Impact of Gender Based Violence on Children and Families Gender Based Violence and Children A Deeper Dive on Measures (expected to be available early next year) Any interested organizations can email us at familysafeinfo@sffny.org to schedule a training!To keep up to date with Sanctuary for Families & see what other supports they offer the community, you can follow them below:https://sanctuaryforfamilies.org/Instagram: @sffnyIf you enjoyed today's episode, please 'like' and follow the podcast wherever you're listening! Don't forget to share The Social Work Bubble Podcast with your social worker friends!For More Things Social Work & Therapy:路    Etsy Shop路    Blog路    Instagram路    Facebook路    Twitter路    YouTube路    Pinterest路    PodcastSupport the showSupport the show