An MSW degree can allow a professional to practice clinical work
Barbara Heffernan, a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor from Connecticut, recently told Norwalk's Patch website that although people tend to have a stigma about seeking therapy or clinical help, it can often be the best solution for managing emotion turmoil.
Like many people who have social work careers, Heffernan guides her clients through a variety of challenging topics, including child abuse, empty nest syndrome, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Many individuals question how Heffernan can listen to other people's problems day after day without suffering negative effects. The social worker tells them that she focuses on the strengths that her clients have and their desire to overcome their obstacles.
"Seeing that side of human nature, how you can go through such horrible things and still come out as a good, loving person, is really a wonderful thing," she told the media provider. "I love my job."
Individuals who want to follow similar career paths may want to consider earning a master's degree in social work (MSW). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this advanced credential is typically required for clinical work.
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