The Untold Truth About Holding Family Secrets | Budy J Whitfield, LCSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
2w ago
If there's a word I can use to describe this episode, it would be "rollercoaster." Listening to Budy's stories will have you laughing, smiling, and grieving - all in one episode! Topics we touch on include: How Latina mothers internalize events that happen in their lives  Budy's experience dealing with the guilt of a passing brother  Unpacking trauma and the steps you need to take to move forward More about Budy: Budy (pronounced Beauty) Jamilly Whitfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience as a Senior Leader managing programs and treating, childre ..read more
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Feeling Like An Outsider In The Latinx/e Community | Dr. Leti Cavazos, LCSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
1M ago
I'm sure many of us have felt like outsiders at some point in our lives, and my guest today Dr. Leti Cavazos, LCSW is no exception. From deciding to pursue a career in helping male domestic abuse victims, chasing her education in her 40s, to being the only Latina woman in her circle who doesn't speak Spanish - Dr. Leti Cavazos is an icon of what it means to break free from social norms.  Topics we talk about in this episode include: The stigma around male domestic abuse victims How it feels like to go back to school in your late 30s Being a non-Spanish speaker in a Latinx/e community&nbs ..read more
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Doing the Work of Transcending White Supremacy | Antonio Morales, LCSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
1M ago
Get ready to hear a very passionate side of me. For today’s episode, I have one of our contributing authors, Antonio Morales, on, and we talk about all the things I love: psychedelics, shamanism, breaking white supremacy, living in oppression, and so much more. You will love this episode if you’re into self-development, spirituality, standing against oppression, and self-love.Topics we touch on include: Antonio’s Freedom Fighters of the Minds initiative Being a spiritual healer in today’s world  The use of psychedelics and how it’s become commercialized  Why doing self-work and mast ..read more
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Being The "Fixer" of the Family | Giselle Rodriguez, LCSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
2M ago
Being a Latinx woman in today’s world requires you to play many roles. From setting boundaries at work, managing imposter syndrome, being there for your family, and making sure you take the time to work on your self-worth.  My guest today, Giselle Rodriguez, shares how she’s been able to juggle all these hats. Topics we touch on in this episode include: Being the “fixer” in the family What got Giselle into social work Why you should stop saying “Am I making sense?” More about Giselle: Giselle Rodriguez, LCSW, is the Program Coordinator for the Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)® program at th ..read more
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The Reality Of Being An Entrepreneur In The Social Work Industry | Jean Carlos Osorio LCSW-R
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
2M ago
My guest today might be the first-ever Latinx billionaire - and I mean it. Join me in this absolutely moving and tear-jerking episode of the Latinx In Social Work podcast, where I interview the inspiring Jean Carlos Osorio. Spoilers: this is the first time I've ever cried during a podcast. It's that good.  Topics we touch on in today's episode include: The mental health journey Jean went through to build Minds Together What it's like to have a wildly successful social work clinic  Jean's experience writing for the Latinx In Social Work book  More about Jean: Jean Carlos Osorio ..read more
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The Blueprint To Success As A Latina Woman | Yaberci Perez-Cubillan LCSW - R, SIFI
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
2M ago
Pursuing success as a Latina can be tough. From being there for our family, living up to our parent’s expectations, and giving back to the community that helped make us who we are - we balance a lot! Today my guest Yaberci is no different. She's a mission-driven Latina who's put in hard work to be where she's at today. Join us in today's episode as we speak with Yaberci about what it takes to be successful as a Latina woman. Topics we touch on include: The real work Yaberci had to put in to be an educator and director How to find work-life balance as a go-getter  Why Yabreci is grateful ..read more
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Standing On The Shoulders of Giants | Dr. Damary Bonilla Rodriguez, EdD
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
3M ago
Managing imposter syndrome as a leader can be tough, especially when you have others relying on you. As a leadership development specialist, my guest today Dr. Damary Bonilla Rodriguez, shares with us what she's learned from her journey of coaching and inspiring hundreds of leaders in the Latinx community across various professions. Topics we cover in today's episode include: How and why she's stepping into the world of entrepreneurship  Why you shouldn't be afraid of others overtaking your job as a leader Overcoming imposter syndrome as a leader  How she's leveraged her leadership ..read more
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The time to be polite is over: why social workers deserve fair pay | Maria Lizardo, LMSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
3M ago
It's well-known that social work is not a well-paying profession. But my guest today is changing that. Join Maria Lizardo and I, as we discuss her mission in fighting for fair pay for social workers everywhere.  Topics we touch on in this episode include: Why being a social worker can be isolating Maria's career path to becoming an Executive Director How experiencing trauma doesn't mean it's the end of your life More about Maria: Maria Lizardo, LMSW, joined NMIC in 1998 and worked her way from being the Director of Social Services to Executive Director in 2014.  NMIC is a settlemen ..read more
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Servant Leadership to Land on your Dreams, and How to Publish a Book | Jacqueline S Ruiz
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
4M ago
My guest today will blow your mind. She's been featured on websites like Forbes, she is a pilot, an author, and runs a 7-figure business. Her passion for helping others embrace their story and reminding them that they're capable of amazing things makes her an inspiration to the Latinx/e community. Join us as we chat with Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz to talk about success and the importance of supporting and uplifting each other. Other topics we cover in this episode include: Why she decided to become a pilot Where her journey to starting a book publishing agency came from The importance of servant ..read more
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Not Letting Your Family’s Past Define You | Maria Ortiz, MA, LMSW
The Latinx In Social Work Podcast
by Erica Sandoval
4M ago
From the depths of people's suffering to helping the youth advocate for themselves in court, in this episode of the podcast, Maria shares with us what her experience has been serving on the front lines as a community advocate. Topics we touch on in today's episode include: Advice for upcoming social workers who want to become a psychotherapist  Some of the challenges with being a psychotherapist What advocating for youth in court is like And more! Maria's bio: As a dedicated NYS licensed social worker, Maria has a deep passion for working with families, particularly women and children ..read more
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