The Social Work Stories Podcast
Social Work and Vicarious Trauma: The fear of it all unraveling

Social Work and Vicarious Trauma: The fear of it all unraveling

March 31, 2020

Social workers are walking alongside people dealing with some of the hardest and most traumatic circumstances they've ever had to face. Sometimes these difficulties leave a mark.

Join Mim and Lis as they contemplate 'the fear of it all unraveling'.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Social Work and Group Work: Where the magic happens!

Social Work and Group Work: Where the magic happens!

March 17, 2020

She put her hands on the table and said, "You girls have saved my life, and I've even put mascara on for you."

Come and listen alongside Lis and Mim to this magic-filled episode that looks into the world of an anonymous social worker and the group they are leading. We wish you all a very lovely and safe World Social Work Day!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Eco Social Work and Climate Justice

Eco Social Work and Climate Justice

March 3, 2020

This episode includes an interview which was recorded in late 2019 just prior to the terrible Australian bushfire disaster. Many of the points of view shared by the panelists became highly poignant in the following months. We believe you'll feel the same way.

As ever, join Mim & Lis as they unpack this emerging, yet integral social work practice in Eco Social Work and Climate Justice. We hope you enjoy!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Droughts and Flooding Rains - The Social Work Stories Podcast (Season 3).

Droughts and Flooding Rains - The Social Work Stories Podcast (Season 3).

February 11, 2020

Welcome back to the third season of the Social Work Stories podcast. Thanks for sticking with us! We've just experienced the summer-that-wasn't and in this epsiode we share with you a little bit why.

Lots of great social work stories coming your way this year, so stay tuned, share with your friends, and a big thanks for listening!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

November 26, 2019

This episode features the story of an anonymous social worker who has to navigate how best to help a family tell their child that their sibling is soon to die.

Join Lis and Mim as they listen to this heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story of learning about dying.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

November 12, 2019

In October of 2019 the Social Work Stories Podcast travelled to Perth for the Australia and New Zealand Social Work, Welfare, Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium to hear some amazing social work stories around the topic of 'Social Work & Activism'.

Join Mim and Lis as they listen back to the first of our ANZSWWER stories and unpack some themes relevant to all of our social work practices around the world. We hope you enjoy the first in this mini series, with more episodes coming soon.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

October 29, 2019

A heart-wrenching story shared by your anonymous social worker. A four year old girl dies in the Emergency Department and you are the social worker supporting the family. What do you say? What do you do?

Listen along with Mim & Lis as we bear witness and honour the life lost, the family's grief, and the support of this social worker in the worst of scenarios.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The “S-Word” in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

The “S-Word” in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

October 15, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with a social worker who shares his story of being attracted to his client- what does this look like, how does it feel, and how do you keep yourself and your client safe. We discuss what happens when Eros enters the therapeutic space, the importance of being honest in supervision, and what role personal counselling holds for practitioners. 

Mim and Lis share from their own experiences of education, supervision and the workplace, and break down that often avoided subject of sex in social work. 

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

September 17, 2019

It's been one year, twelve months, fifty-two weeks, three hundred and sixty-five days, five hundred and twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes since we released episode one of the social work stories podcast.

To help us celebrate we've invited your third and fourth favourite podcast hosts to reminisce on the year that's been. We hope you enjoy!

With love from the Social Work Stories Team.

Music by Ben Grace (2018) 

Social Work in a Royal Commission

Social Work in a Royal Commission

September 3, 2019

Our first live podcast recording of the Social Work Stories Podcast, with your hosts Mim & Lis and guest social worker Gary Hampton. On this episode you get to meet Gary, a social worker positioned within the Australian Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

EPISODE WARNING: The content of this episode may trigger some adverse or challenging responses for some listeners. Please take care of yourselves.

This episode was also filmed. You can find it on our website - socialworkstories.com

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.