For anyone working in a system where they practice social work, changes changes can be welcomed, worry inducing, or resisted. As time gets longer, one will inevitably be brought into the world of technological advancement, whether its through digital case management being implemented or having to upgrade your phone. Embracing technology can be daunting. The…Details
StudyBlue Review (video) If you’re not a fan of video, skip over this video below StudyBlue Review (text) StudyBlue is an application I use on my iPhone when I want to use flashcards. While aimed at college students, I find that this app servesanyone wanting to learn about specific topics, if memorization is your learning…Details
I knew I had a problem when I showed up five minutes early for a 10 AM meeting… that actually started at 9 AM. Mortifying.
Because my day is fluid, malleable, and ever changing, I need my calendar to have the same flexibility. Over the past few months, I’ve begged, pleaded, and got my way around getting my digital calendar (Microsoft Exchange) onto my iPhone’s native Calendar and Mail apps. Since then, it has helped me tremendously to do my job. I haven’t been this excited since I found the auxillory port on the company vehicle to plug in my iPhone.Details
Another year in, another year out… Boy, that was fast!
Every year, the trendy thing is to make resolutions. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Get out of debt.… Laudible? Yes. Cliché? oui. However, the new year is a chance for renewal, change, and to reset and redirect ourselves.
Now, whether you stumbled on this post at the start of the new year or some other time, what follows is a list of behaviors I will continue doing this year to become a better social work professional.Details
In March 2013, I registered socialworktechtools.com and in a timely fashion, I launched that portion of my site tonight after receiving feedback that my tools were hard to find on my site.
Every time I launch a tool, I will post a blog and will outline the interventon on the Social Work Tech Tools portion of my site.Details
On September 19, 2014, I got up to stand in line at my local Apple Store. I got there at 4 AM and was eagerly waiting for iPhone 6. Frankly, I did it because the hype was overwhelming and standing in line for an Apple product launch was a bucket list event that I’ve never done before.
The Apple Store open at 8 AM, and I didn’t get out of there till 11:30. Next time I’ll have to remember that you can pre-order for pick-up (I thought it was only pre-order for delivery).Details
I use my iPad mini to write clinical notes on a PDF-reader program. (I should make a separate blog post about how to make your iPad HIPAA compliant.) On the app, I will use iOS dictation to write my notes, but when that’s unavailable, I will use my thumbs on the touch screen.
I’ve gotten lazy about trivial matters like text messaging – I blame aging on this. While it’s aggravating to talk to people that still use “u” and “ur” (I’ve stopped talking to those people), I use several of these keyboard shortcuts now when I text.Details
I wanted to share with you something that I have made for myself to use for my clinical practice. It is intended to help me with my documentation via note-taking. I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that the information that follows is for entertainment purposes only and is not considered clinical advice for how to practice social work with your clients.Details
Several years ago, I downloaded Word Lens because it was free at the time and did not really use it. I recently found out that Word Lens is free for download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad. It is an app with possibilities to enhance Social Work Practice of Spanish-speaking practitioners. It is also available for Android.Details
The current state of your password management is probably intolerable, with Post-It notes, random pieces of paper, or other primitive tracking methods to keep track of multiple logins, sites, and credit card information – and we do this to keep our personal and professional lives in order. It’s almost like you’re dying to get hacked into or locked out of your accounts.
Oh, and don’t you love it when you’re prompted, almost randomly, to change your password? At some point you start running out of colors, farm animals, and the names of friends and nephews, to integrate into a string of lower-case, upper-case, number, astrological sign, and special characters.Details