Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 18, 2010



Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!

This week's throwback is:

Days in the Lives of Social Workers edited by Linda May Grobman


From amazon.com:

Spend a day with social workers in 50 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to YOU.

Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 41 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.

You will observe social work practice in the following settings and roles: community and inpatient mental health, inner-city and rural schools, prisons, adventure-based therapy, private practice, HIV/AIDS, public health, administration, hospitals, the military, managed care, residential treatment centers for adolescents, hospice, homeless outreach, college counseling centers, public child welfare, nursing homes, international social work, public policy, community organizing, youth centers, and many more.

This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants an inside look at the social work profession. Whether you are a social work student, an experienced professional wishing to make a change in career direction, or just thinking about going into the field, you will learn valuable lessons from the experiences described in DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS.

Back when I was in college I loved this book! I thought it was so exciting to read about what my daily job would be. I guess if you look at it from that viewpoint of a young, naive, undergrad, social work is fun. I've learned soooo much in this field, and what an experience it has been! Now I'm all about reading books about therapists, lol!



4 comments:

hip chick said...

Oh that does sound like an interesting read. I may have to pick that one up.

hip chick said...

I forgot to say that my throwback Thursday is at Hip Chick's Home

Jenny said...

Hip Chick -- I was surprised at how much of the daily jobs involved mundane tasks like phone calls and PAPERWORK!!! =)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hey, you've taken a page from MY book, lol.

Sometimes it seems like another life...it was definitely another incarnation from the one I'm living now. But that life has informed everything that has come afterward, and provided the grist for my novels.

I'll have to check on this book, though. I might find out there was something I was missing!

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