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Podcast episode 12: crisis – what crisis?… an interview with social work academic Shirley Ledger on the place of field education in social work

Shirley Ledger started her working life as an enrolled nurse in a small hospital in rural Queensland. Realising that nursing was not for her she became involved in youth work and domestic violence services. Years later ironically, she found herself … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 11: adventures in private practice – an interview with Suzanne Doorakkers-Sprague

This episode is a conversation with Suzanne Doorakkers Sprague, a social worker with a large and thriving private practice in Geelong, where she employs 8 staff in several locations. Her road to social work was a long one- coming via … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 10: working with LGBTIQ communities- an interview with social worker TL Tran

In this episode I interview social worker TL  Tran. She works in the area of LGBTIQ health. This is a very personal conversation to which TL brings a lot of humour and grace. To escape persecution, TL’s family fled South … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 9: What’s wrong with child protection policy and practice? an interview with social worker, Tony Tonkin, founder of the Child Protection Party

Tony Tonkin is the founder of the Child Protection Party in South Australia.  the Party is about to go national. We talk about the party and its purpose- but this is also a deeply personal interview. Tony came to social … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 8: hospital social work in Sydney and New York- an interview with hospital social work manager, Bobbi Henao Urrego

Some of the deepest roots of social work in Australia are grounded in the traditions of the hospital almoner; a tradition personified by Bobbi Henao Urrego, who the manages the social work service in a large western Sydney hospital. My … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 7: counselling and psychotherapy with older people in care- an interview with social worker, Felicity Chapman

This podcast features an interview with social worker Felicity Chapman. Felicity combines a private practice of counselling, training and consulting as well as being a sessional lecturer and tutor at the University of Adelaide, in their Graduate Program of Counselling … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 6: dreaming of utopia- an interview with Hall Greenland of the NSW Greens

Today’s episode is a return to politics with a capital “P”. I have joined many of my fellow citizens in paying less and less attention to the daily news. Political chat shows are also off my agenda. There is simply … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 5: Extra relational sex and the gay male couple- exploring the therapeutic terrain

Episode 5 is an interview with Sydney social worker, Paul Andrews. Arising out of his work with gay male couples, Paul did a major piece of qualitative research in order to better understand how gay couples in committed relationships negotiated … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 4: ethics and morality in a postmodern world

A conversation with social work researcher, Dr Sacha Kendall Dr Sacha Kendall began her social work career in acute mental health. She is now a qualitative health researcher. Her research investigates the social, cultural and ethical aspects of health, with … Continue reading

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Just Another Do Gooder podcast- episode 3: stories of identity and belonging

  In this episode I bring you a conversation with well known author Patti Miller. As well as her long list of publications, Patti is also well known for conducting writing workshops in Australia and in Paris,  teaching aspiring authors … Continue reading

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