Author Archives: brennamccoll

PrimeCare-Integrated Health and Social Work

Healthcare in general is a relatively new field for me. I was first introduced to medical social work in my time here at the School of Social Work through volunteering at SHAC (Student Health Action Coalition) clinic and have found … Continue reading

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Transitions

Last week I felt like I entered a new realm entirely. How convenient that the week started with a solar eclipse! In many ways, solar eclipses signify transitions. Although I’ve completed two part time years with the UNC School of … Continue reading

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Social Work Advocacy

Last Wednesday, March 1st, I was fortunate enough to attend the NC-NASW’s Advocacy Day. Every other year NC-NASW puts together a day for Social Work professionals to learn about the biggest issues of concern in North Carolina legislature and are … Continue reading

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Experiencing Health in Social Work

As I continue in my second semester of my 2nd year as a distance education student (meaning I’m in year 2 of 3 years in my program), I am continuing to enjoy all of the additional professional development opportunities that … Continue reading

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A Time to Reflect

“Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.” -Deepak Chopra December can be a really hectic time of year, especially for graduate students or applicants to … Continue reading

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The Ethical Obligations of Social Work

As a social work student, I am bound to a set of core values in the National Association of Social Workers’ code of ethics in both my personal and professional behavior. The NASW Code of Ethics includes a responsibility to … Continue reading

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From Surviving to Thriving-Managing Stress in the Social Work Setting

As we approach the middle of the semester, the pressures are ramping up. Multiple assignments are due in the same week, while our responsibilities in the field start to increase as well. Being right there in the middle of everything … Continue reading

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