Author Archives: taracorbettunc

Living Out Social Work Values

I am grateful for a graduate school program that focuses on both intellectual and academic growth as well as action and practice. For example, my Health Disparities Policy professor decided to count participation in Social Work Advocacy Day as a substitute … Continue reading

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The Thread

A few months ago, when I really needed it, a friend shared a poem with me by William Stafford called “The Way It Is”: There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People … Continue reading

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The Best Thing

Being in social work school can be draining. Grad school alone is a challenge, but the depth of social work can cause you to feel particularly overwhelmed. This semester has felt especially heavy as I plunge into issues of intimate … Continue reading

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Living Slowly

If someone were to go visit the School of Social Work this week, they would see a lively combination of stress and wellness. The Self-Care Caucus has been looking out for us. As we hunker down in the midst of … Continue reading

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Recognizing Our Professional Privilege

At the School of Social Work, we talk a lot about privilege…white privilege, male privilege, (temporary) able-bodied privilege, the privilege of being a member of the dominant faith group, etc. As privilege is often unconscious in nature, at least for … Continue reading

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When I started at the School of Social Work a little over a year ago, I felt well prepared for the road ahead. I was ready and excited to dive in, and was comforted by the immense support offered by faculty, … Continue reading

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