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”?

The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

For this Friday, I'm expanding on the calendaring discussion from last week, and zoning in one of the biggest problems with modern calendars. As someone who went from a static paper calendar to my Palm Tungsten in the early 2000s, to my smartphone with an integrated work calendar, I welcome how I can share my… Continue reading The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

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.

The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

I know we are deep into January. Resolutions should have been made and broken by now! I try to avoid the resolution trap. We can make small changes at any time. Here's one. Technology is a part of my life. I've adapted my smartphone so that I can access my work, read the news, listen… Continue reading The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).