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Girls and Sex

by Elizabeth Harrison, MDIV MSW LCSW Talking to teenagers is hard work – especially for parents. But being a teenager is perhaps even more difficult. I have a theory...

Highlights of the Essentials of Private Practice Conference

by Patty Key,  LCSW  I recently attended the NASW conference “The Essentials of Private Practice” which was delivered by NCSCSW member, Laurie Conaty, LCSW, LCAS.    There was a wealth...

Keeping your cool in the age of Twitter, extremism, and that candidate.

        by Matt Kreiner, LCSWA Your work is stressful.  Your family situation is, too.  It’s hard to catch a headline or a minute of the evening...

The Future of NCSCSW

       by Ron Begley, LCSW “Who am I? Why am I here?” Admiral James Stockdale famously opened the vice presidential debate in 1992 by asking these questions....

Cautious Kudos for Ketamine – Part 1

by Elizabeth Guarnaccia, LCSW  In May of this year, NAMI sponsored a talk on a new clinic which opened in Raleigh in early July, called Ketamine Treatment Centers of...

Self-Care in a Caring Role

by Ron Begley, LCSW “How can you stand to listen to people’s problems all day?” It’s a question we are all asked at some point. I answer by patiently...

Making Peace with Placebo

by Elizabeth Guarnaccia, LCSW   A couple of weeks ago, while at dinner with my husband and another couple, all of whom are in the “helping professions,” I shared...

Pondering HB2: Bathrooms Important, Healthcare Essential

By Elizabeth Kunreuther, MSW, LCSWA OccuPride, San Francisco, 6/24/12 Credit: Liz Highleyman via Flickr (used with permission) NC House Bill 2 has raised quite a commotion and well it...

Education vs. Outrage : Fighting everyday HIV stigma

 by Alyssa Draffin, LCSW “Are there any precautions I need to warn my driver about?” asked the woman who runs a food delivery program for low income residents. I’d...

Becoming a Clinical Social Worker

by Hayden Dawes, LCSWA, LCAS-AAfter close to 2 years since MSW graduation from North Carolina State University, I am only weeks away from becoming a fully licensed clinical social...