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Social Work Values

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Social work is a values-driven profession. Though social workers may vary in personal values and styles of practice, the field of social work maintains a set of core values to guide the profession and set a standard for practitioners. These core values, which the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) includes in their Code of Ethics, are service, social justice, dignity & worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
Mar 14, 2024

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One MSW student’s ADHD-approved schoolwork tips

Students studying for final exams.

We are already in the winter quarter, which many students agree is the most challenging of the year. To help, here are some of my ADHD-approved study tips that have helped me during my time in the MSW program!
Jan 4, 2024

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Why social work? What sets apart a social work program from other similar graduate programs?


With the world figuratively and literally on fire, the world needs social workers more than ever, particularly social workers to work directly with people in clinical settings. But why clinical social workers? What sets us apart from other clinicians and counselors from Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling Psychology programs?
Oct 17, 2023

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Soak Up Summer in Seattle


As a Seattleite who thrives on summer activities, I am frequently asked, “What’re your favorite things to do in the summer?” While Seattle has great aspects to each season, there is something about Seattle summers that are pure magic. Suddenly everyone is in a great mood, the sun is out till 9pm and there’s no shortage on things to occupy your time.
May 11, 2023

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Advanced Standing Student Spotlight

March Blog 2023

Hello, I am Chelsie Chavira, an Advanced Standing MSW student here at Seattle University. It has been a persistent grind and a journey of self-discovery for me so far. The first summer quarter for just the Advanced Standing MSW students was the most eye-opening and life changing experience I have had in my educational career thus far. I was pushed to question and reflect my own beliefs; however, it has shaped my role as a future clinician.
Mar 31, 2023

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