Articles By: Rebecca Bernstein

Addiction Treatment: The 5 Stages of Change

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on July 31, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

Approximately 21.5 million American teens and adults have a substance use disorder, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Professionals such as counselors and social workers can help these individuals by understanding the nature of the recovery process and how they can professionally contribute to recovery. Divided into five stages of change,

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Interesting Psychological Phenomena: The Pratfall Effect

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on June 26, 2017  /   Posted in Psychology News

Is spilling coffee on yourself ever beneficial? What about stubbing your toe? Falling down in public? According to social psychology, clumsy mistakes like these can give individuals an advantage more often than you might think. It’s called the Pratfall Effect and remains a highly intriguing theory in the field of social science. What Is the

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Understanding the Catholic Sacraments

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on May 23, 2017  /   Posted in Theology News

“Ritual is the passage way of the soul into the Infinite.” -Jane Addams The sacraments are considered a keystone of Catholic practice. As physical expressions of sacred experiences, these rituals serve as metaphorical doorways for those in the faith to enter and return to the church. The seven Catholic sacraments each mark important moments from

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An Introduction to Macro Social Work

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on April 28, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” -Jane Addams Social work is often regarded as offering services only on an individual level. In truth, it encompasses much more. Macro social work is an area of practice concerned with

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Career Spotlight: Child Welfare Social Work

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on March 24, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

While it may initially seem daunting, child welfare social work is actually an extraordinarily rewarding and important career. More than 3 million children are referred to child protective services each year, according to the National Children’s Alliance. As a vulnerable population, children require the protection of professionals uniquely qualified to meet their needs. Child welfare

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