Social Justice

Social Work Interstate Compact Progress

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Mon, 06/10/2024 - 09:23am
We’re excited to share that Kansas recently enacted the Social Work Licensure Compact, making it the 7th state to join the compact! This is momentous, because having at least seven states enact the compact was required to move forward with the implementation of the compact. The seven states who have enacted the compact so far include: Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. A number of additional states have pending legislation. Why this matters Historically, obtaining licensure across multiple states has been a tedious and laborious process, costing social
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Amanda Rowan Presenting at NASW-CA Conference!

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 01:03pm
We’re thrilled to announce Amanda Rowan is presenting at the NASW-CA Annual Conference later this month, October 20-21, in Burbank, California. Together, you’ll take a deep dive into the Edge of Life Model: Introduction to Treating Suicidality. Imagine sitting on the literal Edge of Life with your client. What emotions do you experience? What physical sensations arise? What thoughts do you have? Treating suicidality is scary for both the client and the therapist. To help clients move away from the edge, we must first be able to welcome, explore, and understand the depths of their unique
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Veterans Day Gratitudes and Reflections

Submitted by Bethany Vanderbilt on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:37am

With so much going on in the world, it helps me to make space for intentional moments of gratitude. As we close in on Veterans Day 2017, I’m taking a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have served, my gratitude for them and their families, and the inspiration they have given us here at TDC to do more over the past year to honor and support veterans.

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Do you work for the VA or know someone who does? If so, check this out!

Submitted by Bethany Vanderbilt on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 01:10am

Did you know? The Department of Veterans Affairs employs more than 12,000 social workers, marriage family therapists and professional clinical counselors. The services these professionals provide are integral to helping veterans and their families. As part of Therapist Development Center’s (TDC) ongoing efforts to support our country’s veterans, and those who assist them, we are happy to announceTDC is now an approved vendor with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Social Justice Spotlight: Navy League of Santa Barbara

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 04:10am

Earlier this year, we announced a new social justice coupon code initiative in which we identified several social justice organizations who are “fighting the good fight.” When you choose one of these organizations and enter their coupon code at checkout, you get $15 off the cost of a program and we donate $15 to that organization. You save and we give! Last month, we shared about Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County, and today we are eager to tell you about the Navy League of Santa Barbara!

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Social Justice Spotlight: Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:50am

When Amanda Rowan posted our new Social Justice Coupon Codes blog, we encouraged you to let us know of nonprofits who are fighting the good fight to be added to our coupon code list. We would like to thank Kiertsen Hess for being the first one to do so! Kiersten reached out to let us know about an organization she volunteers with: Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County (DVS). We were excited to learn more about them, add them to our list, and to make them our first Social Justice Spotlight Organization!

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Veterans Get TDC HALF OFF

Submitted by Bethany Vanderbilt on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:35am

When I met Amanda Rowan eight years ago, one of the things that stood out to me immediately was her courage and commitment to serve others -- to stand up when she saw injustice or inefficiency, to challenge the status quo even when it wasn’t popular to do so, and most importantly to extend herself in order to help others.

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