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How To Decide: Micro- or Macro-level Practice (Or Something In Between)?

As social workers, we are experts at taking the “systems perspective.” We are able to see the interplay between the bio-psycho-social in individuals, families, communities, agencies, public policies, etc. We understand that very little in our world stands alone – we are constantly changing and being changed by our environment. For example, Congress’s lack of Continue Reading

Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In my work with children and families at a non-profit agency I often run into the same diagnoses: ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The diagnosis of ODD is the one that appears to be the most difficult to assess and treat due to the nature of parents to label their child as Continue Reading