The Social Work Bubble Podcast

Laura Swanson

Laura Swanson, LCSW is a therapist in Central New York, and began The Social Work Bubble to create more conversations and community 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!

read less
ScienceScience

Episodes

Ep. 78 How Social Work School Needs to Change! ft. Emma Yeager, MSW
Jul 3 2024
Ep. 78 How Social Work School Needs to Change! ft. Emma Yeager, MSW
Send us a Text Message.On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Emma Yeager, a recent MSW graduate to dive into her experiences with social work education, gaps in our education, feeling unprepared, and how we can better support social work student interns!Emma Yeager recently graduated with her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and passed her Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exam in the state of Texas. She graduated with her Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2022 and with her MSW, specializing in Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Misuse, from the University of Texas-Arlington in May 2024. Having extensive experience with the hospice and state hospital setting through her BSW and MSW internships, she is passionate about furthering the education and understanding of social work, personality disorders, and adoption trauma. She loves connecting with other social workers and empowering those around her to advocate for themselves and others.Keep Up with EmmaInstagram @emma.grace.yeager Laura Swanson, LCSW is a New York based therapist that began The Social Work Bubble in order to build community and a hub of helpful resources and support for social workers! Her aim is to connect fellow social workers and build each other up so we can all thrive in the wonderful field of social work!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:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastNeed a Therapist? Work with Me!Etsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the Show.
Ep. 71 The World of School Social Work Coaching ft. Jocelyn Sailor
Mar 27 2024
Ep. 71 The World of School Social Work Coaching ft. Jocelyn Sailor
Send us a Text Message.On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Jocelyn Sailor, LCSW and District Social Work Coach. Jocelyn shares her journey in social work, describes the ins and outs of her role as a school social work coach, effective interventions, collaboration skills, and highlights the planners & resources she offers at School Social Work Solutions!Jocelyn Sailor, LCSW is a District Social Work Coach in Connecticut, and the owner of School Social Work Solutions LLC, a mental health brand that empowers, educates, and provides resources to school social workers and social work students. Jocelyn created the first planner for school social workers, The School Social Work Solutions Academic Resource Planner. The 4th installment of the School Social Work Solutions Planner released July 2024! Jocelyn empowers school social workers to position themselves to be the mental health experts in their schools by creating systems, developing boundaries and implementing radical self care. She has a passion for working with youth as she has worked in various social work roles having a positive impact on children and families for 15 years through child welfare, medical social work, private practice therapy, and school social work. Instagram: @schoolsocialworksolutionsWebsite https://schoolswsolutions.com/Professional Learning https://schoolswsolutions.com/blogs/news/workshopSchool Social Work Planner https://schoolswsolutions.com/collections/allOther ResourcesDBT HouseOne Love FoundationIf 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 PodcastLincoln Square Psychotherapy (The practice I work at in NYC)Etsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the Show.
Ep. 69 The Ins & Outs of Transplant & LVAD Social Work ft. Beats By Social Work Podcast
Mar 13 2024
Ep. 69 The Ins & Outs of Transplant & LVAD Social Work ft. Beats By Social Work Podcast
Send us a Text Message.On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by the hosts of the Beats by Social Work Podcast, Tiffany & Kristin, to dive into the essential and interesting world of transplant & LVAD social work.  We get into a typical day, the power of advocacy,  biggest challenges, essential skills & more!Tiffany Coco is an LCSW in Arizona with 18 years of social work experience, In transplant for over 10 years, specializing in living donor, lung, heart, LVAD, and VCA. Now a Social Work Education Specialist. She is also involved in several professional organizations including AST (American Society for Transplant). She is the social media chair for STSW and a member of many other organizations. Tiffany is on a crusade to elevate the field of social work. Kristin Malaer, an LCSW from Texas with 15 years of experience in social work. For the past nine years, Kristin has specialized as a heart transplant and LVAD social worker, advocating for patients facing heart failure. She's also deeply involved in professional organizations, serving as Committee Co-Chair for Social Workers in ICCAC and LVAD Social Work Committee Chair for STSW. Kristin is passionate about promoting trauma-informed care and ensuring social work has a seat at the table in healthcare. Kristin Malaer, LCSW-S CCTSW-MCS CCTP Psychology Today Profile Kristin's LinkedInBeats by Social Work PodcastInstagram: @beatsbyswpodcastWebsite: https://beatsbysw.onpodium.co/ Other ResourcesLVAD: Left Ventricular Assist Device STSW: Society for Transplant Social WorkersICCAC: International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians 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:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastLincoln Square Psychotherapy (The practice I work at in NYC)Etsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the Show.
Ep. 67 The Essential Skills of Cognitive Rehab ft. Liz Ramdas
Feb 28 2024
Ep. 67 The Essential Skills of Cognitive Rehab ft. Liz Ramdas
Send us a Text Message.On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Liz Ramdas, a social worker that has found passion in cognitive rehab work! Liz discusses actual skills all social workers can use, the importance of screening for brain injury & shines light on this essential social work role that is often overlooked. Liz Ramdas, MS, LMSW is a former New York City school psychologist who pursued her social work degree after many years in the school system. She took an after school job completing psychometric assessments which led her to her true passion, helping clients improve their brain function and health. She now works for Neuropsychological Services of Westchester as a cognitive rehabilitation specialist and licensed master social worker. Using a unique approach of cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy, she supports her clients through the process of remediating their cognitive skills after surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury. She hopes that all clients reach their personal goals and become the person they want to be.To continue to follow Liz's journey, you can follow her below:Instagram: @therapistlizramFor more information on cognitive rehab:NSW website https://www.nswny.com/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:Subscribe to  SWB+ for exclusive content & bonus episodes from The Social Work Bubble PodcastLincoln Square Psychotherapy (The practice I work at in NYC)Etsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the Show.
Ep. 66 Healing Adoption Wounds & Finding Family ft. Julie McGue
Feb 21 2024
Ep. 66 Healing Adoption Wounds & Finding Family ft. Julie McGue
Send us a Text Message.On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, we are joined by Julie McGue, a domestic adoptee and author. Julie shares her experience as she processed adoption, search for birth family, and the social workers that supported her along the way!  Julie Ryan McGue is an American writer, a domestic adoptee, and an identical twin. In her books, essays, and blogs, she explores the topics of finding out who you are, where you belong, and making sense of it. Her award-winning memoir, Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging, released in May 2021. Her work has appeared in multiple journals, anthologies, and online sites, such as the Story Circle Network Journal, Brevity Nonfiction Blog, and Severance Magazine. Her latest book, a collection of essays titled Belonging Matters: Conversations on Adoption, Family, and Kinship released in November 2023. Her third book, another memoir and a prequel to Twice a Daughter, releases in February 2025. Julie splits her time between northwest Indiana and Sarasota, Florida. To continue to follow Julie's journey, you can follow her below:https://www.juliemcgueauthor.comAward winning author of Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and BelongingNEW BOOK - Available Nov 1, 2023 Belonging Matters: Conversations on Adoption, Family, and KinshipFB @juliemcguewritesIG @julieryanmcguetwitter @juliermcgueIf 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 PodcastLincoln Square Psychotherapy (The practice I work at in NYC)Etsy ShopInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestPodcastSupport the Show.