Monthly Archives: August 2018

Podcast episode 13: Can Facebook be a vehicle for democracy and social justice? An interview with social worker, Beni McKenzie

This episode is a conversation with Beni Mackenzie one of the founders of the Australian Social Work Changemakers Facebook page. The page was born of conversations amongst some social workers attending the 2013 AASW National Symposium. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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My AASW election statement: vote to put members first!

Background and Experience I have 40 years of experience in the health sector, and in private practice, counselling individuals and families. I am currently a social work leader in NSW Health, with management, teaching, training and research responsibilities. I have … Continue reading

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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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