Update 4/23/15: Chat archive now available!
Join us for a chat with guest expert Michael Brooks as we discuss building common ground between micro and macro social work practice. Our chat partner will be Michael Brooks, MSW, BCD, the Director, Policy and Business Development for the Center for Clinical Social Work. The Center is the parent organization for the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, which issues the Board Certified Diplomate Credential in Clinical Social Work (ABE), and the American Clinical Social Work Association (ACSWA), the first online, social media-based association for clinical social work. He also maintains a small private psychotherapy, EAP and consulting practice in the city of Sonoma, CA. He served on the Board of Directors for the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA), from 2005-2011, is currently on the Board of Directors for ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership, is a member of the California Social Work Education Council (CalSWEC) Mental Health Committee, is one of the authors/collaborators of the SBIRT Training manual for EAPs, and is the clinical consultant for the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance (pro-bono). He is currently also on the Steering Committee of the NORC Training Program for Adolescent Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment (SBIRT) in Schools of Social Work and Nursing.
- True or false – splitting social work practice into micro and macro practice is a good idea.
- How can macro practice social workers inform clinical social workers about the importance of being involved with policy and how it can directly affect their practice?
- How can macro practice social workers help clinicians become more involved in advocacy? Why this is important?
- How can clinical social workers best participate in policy actions (i.e. ACA, Medicare rates, Medicaid funding, rate reimbursement) to enable better clinical work to happen in communities?
- How can CSWs inform macro practice SWs about the effects of policy on day-to-day practice
- How can clinicians and macro focused social workers help primary care and mental health treatment integration happen more effectively?
- How can macro and micro social work practice be integrated more effectively, both in practice and academia?
- Clinical vs. Macro Practice
- ‘Case’ and ‘Cause’ in Social Work Education — A Balancing Act
- How To Decide: Micro- or Macro-level Practice (Or Something In Between)?
- Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
- Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
- The Macro Social Work Student Network, @MSWSN
- Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
- Rache West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
- University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
- University of Southern California School of Social Work, @mswatusc
- Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
- Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham, @laurelhitchcock