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Four ways to do more slow thinking

The concept of fast and slow thinking was termed by Daniel Kahneman in his book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’.  Kahneman talks about two types of thinking; System 1 thinking or ‘fast thinking’ and System 2 thinking or ‘slow thinking’. There are strengths and weaknesses to both types of thinking and so ideally we want to …

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Five reasons that you should consider Professional Supervision

For this blog I am referring to Professional Supervision, which is supervision that occurs outside of your place of work.  Supervision remains a pivotal role in Social Work and Child Protection work but how many of us can say that we receive all of the necessary functions of supervision that we need to be strong …

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Five ways to reduce Vicarious Trauma while working at home

When I heard that most Social Workers and Child Protections workers were being encouraged to work from home as much as possible, my mind automatically went to Vicarious Trauma and how the change to how we work might impact on how we experience Vicarious Trauma.  Vicarious Trauma (VT) is defined as indirect exposure to trauma …

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The Importance of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day 2020 is Tuesday 17th March, and is an opportunity for us to share the positive impact that Social Work has, both on our own lives and on society.  This year the theme of World Social Work day is the Importance of Human Relationships. International Federation of Social Workers Secretary-General, Rory Truell …

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The what, why and how of supervision

If you asked everyone in social work, case work and other allied professions what supervision was called there would be many differing opinions; clinical supervision, professional supervision, peer supervision, external supervision,  group supervision or just plain old supervision to name a few. What exactly is supervision? The definition of supervision is complex and to those …