Podcast

The balancing act of school social work with Kylie Lloyd.

This week's episode explores the world of school social work. I talk with Kylie Lloyd, who shares her experiences transitioning into social work as a mature student, while balancing the requirements of the degree and also being a single mother…

Bringing parents and families into the room when working with young people.

In this week's episode Katrina shares her experience working with families in a school setting and in a hospital setting. Katrina is a clinical family therapist and full clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT).  She is…

Working with sexual and gender diverse clients, with Josh Muller.

This week's episode takes a look at working with diversity, in particular with LGBTQIA+ people. The way we communicate is important, it doesn't just communicate the content of what we're doing, it communicates our beliefs and assumptions about the world. …

Episode 20: Working close to home, experiences of a social worker in rural Victoria.

In this episode, Lachlan Slade shares some of his experiences working in rural communities. We talk about some of the challenges of living and working close to your clients and how to have a conversation about appropriate boundaries.  Lachlan shares…

Episode 19: You cannot tell ACT to clients, you have to experience it with them. Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Louise Hayes

In this week's episode Louise Hayes explains some of the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.  Louise is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author, speaker and active philanthropist. Louise uses ACT with young people…

Episode 18: “I need my me time’’. Finding space, laughter and other ways to manage anxiety during difficult times, with Dr Lillian Nejad.

This week's episode Lillian shares some ways we can manage anxiety during tough times.  We talk about needing alone time, balancing work-life balance and how to support someone when they share with you when they’re in distress. Lillian Nejad, PhD,…

Episode 16: Man up, talking men’s mental health with Kylie King

In this episode I talk with Kylie King about male suicide. We discuss the language to use when talking about suicide , look at the statistics in Australia and in particular men's mental health.  While unpacking ideas of masculinity we…

Don’t worry if you make mistakes. Talking business and supervision with Jane Wexler.

In this episode we talk about how to make the most of supervision, how to be a supervisor and some of the issues social workers encounter when running a business. Jane shares her experience working in a range of fields…