A Visit to the Village: Lessons in Recovery by Jacquie Hernandez, MSW student

The 2015-2016 Mental Health Training Program (MHTP) Stipend Recipients had the pleasure of joining Professor Candy Elson in visiting The Village, an adult integrated services recovery program that is a part of Mental Health America of Los Angeles.

Response to “Ramadan in Istanbul” by Tiago Antonio

Maysun, Thank you for sharing your story with us. I was really moved by it! My favorite part of your essay was the passage that says, "Society tolerates you. It doesn’t accept you." I liked this part because I agree with you. I think society

Ramadan in Istanbul by Maysun Khan, MSW student

June 27, 2015. Adhans rang melodically through the air as the sun set leaving a reddish glow to frame the waterfront. People gathered in the parks, sitting in circles on the grass and passing around disposable plates piled high with dates, olives,

Racial Justice: Moving From Macro to Micro and Back Again by Melinda Hohman, Ph.D.

I always find myself amused when writing or talking about macro social work, as I am definitely more of a micro kind of person, having studied, taught, and researched Motivational Interviewing (MI) (an interpersonal communication method) for the past

RecoverMe – From Dublin to San Diego by Jacquie Hernandez

Project Enable is a BPSR (biopsychosocial recovery) clinic that works with adults with a severe mental health diagnosis. I interned with the TAY (transitional age youth) program. One of the main components of this program is their TAY group. This is

Police, Minority Communities, and Trauma by David Eisenberg, LCSW, Ph.D.

I didn’t plan this, but it ends up that my social work career has had an underlying focus on trauma. My first professional assignment involved studying the traumatic consequences for frail elders when moved involuntarily. Forty years later I am

A Decentralized Service Delivery Model Benefits Clients and Providers at SURVIVORS By Carin Anderson, MSW Intern

Social work, like other human service professions, requires the clinician to practice self-care to balance work with physical, emotional, and psychological well being. This is especially true when working with torture survivors. Even those such as