Social Worker in a Fishbowl: An Immigrant Social Worker's Narrative

  • Intae Yoon, Ph.D. East Carolina University


As an immigrant social worker, the author struggled with the integration of her professional and personal self within practice settings. The challenges encountered included working with informal clients, practicing beyond traditional social work roles without any termination process, and coping with constant ethical issues. In the following narrative, the author reviews the mistakes and successes she experienced within informal practice settings.
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