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Social Work (UMB): Social Work Profession

This guide supports the courses taught at the Universities at Shady Grove in the Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The New Social Worker Online

Why Social Work?

Brene Brown on the Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown, Ph.D. is a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.  Her research interests include qualitative research with a special focus on grounded theory methodology and shame and its impact on individuals, families, organizations, and communities. 

A representative journal article featuring both of these interests is Brown, B. (2006). Shame resilience theory: A grounded theory study on women and shame. Families in Society, 87(1), 43-52.

Social Workers Speak offers a forum for discussing how the social work profession is protrayed in the entertainment and news media.  This site is maintained by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

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