Yodit Betru

Dr. Yodit Betru, a licensed clinical social worker, has practiced in various settings, including schools, shelters, jails, child welfare agencies, and private and public mental health agencies. Currently, she’s a college professor and director of the master of social work program at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in trauma, race-based stress, and homelessness. She maintains a small private counseling practice and serves on the boards of community organizations aiding women, children, and families.

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Becoming a Social Worker For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 12-21-2023

If you’re interested in becoming a social worker, you need to start by understanding what exactly social work is. When you understand the helping process social workers use, you’ll be able to approach your work thoughtfully, regardless of whether you’re working with individuals, families or groups, or communities or systems. Finally, understanding your options when it comes to formal education can help you plan your future. Read on to find out more about what social work involves and how to become a social worker.

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