You are interested in knowing whether being a mental health social worker is for you. Let me be the first to say, it is no picnic. I’ve been in the mental health field now for about seven years and worked with a lot of people. I became aware of several characteristics that seemed to really help newcomers fit in and stick around for the long haul.
Social work is an eclectic field composed of many soft skills. Regardless of the therapeutic approach, a social worker must be fluent in a multitude of theories that can help a client open up and reach their goals. This post is to help you enhance your foundation and begin pushing through your own limits. Here are 4 skills you must learn to break through your comfort zone and enhance your professional development.