StephenCast Friday: Can we really ever “leave it at the door”?

I should probably skip today's StephenCast, but I figure this is about self-care in a helping profession, so I'll try to walk that talk today. Listen here. Articles, posts, stuff: Constance Grady writes about how the definition of sexual assault has changed: The rape culture of the eighties, as explained by Sixteen Candles: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/27/17906644/sixteen-candles-rape-culture-1980s-brett-kavanaugh My friend and… Continue reading StephenCast Friday: Can we really ever “leave it at the door”?

It’s Friday StephenCast time: “Put it on the schedule.”

My short podcast experiment continues. This week, I challenge myself  (and any audience members I may have ) to put your self-care plans on your schedule. Listen here: https://spcummings.podbean.com/ The StephenCast is a way for me to share thoughts on the work of clinical faculty in a social work profession. My premise is simple: SWrs are… Continue reading It’s Friday StephenCast time: “Put it on the schedule.”

How do you get skilled at making a podcast? Make a second one.

I've been working with the #MacroSW Collaboration on a new podcast, focusing on macro social work. It's been a goal of mine to launch this project, and I'm excited to see it finally taking shape. There's one detail I discovered throughout this process: almost 10 years ago, I dabbled with podcasting. I was learning about… Continue reading How do you get skilled at making a podcast? Make a second one.

Podcast Thoughts: On “Missing Richard Simmons” and Ending Relationships

I'm finally starting this new blogging project, where I occasionally comment on popular podcasts, with a social work POV. This first one is...not exactly timely. "Missing Richard Simmons", finished its short run months ago. I drafted this in April and I promised myself I'd get this out sometime in the summer. So, here it is. … Continue reading Podcast Thoughts: On “Missing Richard Simmons” and Ending Relationships

Day 1: SWDE’s third year is a different experience.

I recall attending the first SWDE conference in 2015. It was a small conference, but the information was overwhelming. I'd come to get a handle on best practices for online programming. That topic was well-covered, as well as just about any topic you could imagine. I came away feeling well-informed, and a bit wrung out. In… Continue reading Day 1: SWDE’s third year is a different experience.