What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana:
"Hold on to your pants Things Change in seconds."
To work in the field you need to have flexibility, be well rounded with your knowledge to assist with all clients. Supervision is important and have good self care.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Tulsa:
"Accepting you are now a professional."
Stay curious with your client. Treat them as a person and not a productivity hour.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Lumberton:
"Know your value. Know your strengths."
Never allow others to take you for granted. Being an LCSW therapist is a very important, necessary job. Always hold your head up and be sure to take care of yourself because if you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Austin:
"Become a presenter and learn how to run a business."
Become a presenter of education and information. Take some basic small business courses, even if you don't plan to run your own business. Be an advocate for Social Work and it's importance and monetary worth. Advocate for fair wage compensation and full benefits.
Understand how vital your role is and that not only will you make a positive difference in people's lives but, you will save lives. It's critical that you continue to educate yourself throughout the years and stay current on mental health treatment.