My name is Sean Erreger and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, MSW) in New York State with an undergraduate degree in psychology. I have over a decade of practice experience in a variety of settings including foster care prevention, psychiatric emergency room, adolescent day treatment, and adult inpatient. I am currently a clinical case manager for children and adolescents at risk of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and/or out of home placement.

This blog is inspired by my current work setting where I share a small space with five colleagues. We often brainstorm resources, cases, anecdotes, and things we have read to help ourselves and our clients make progress. I did not realize the already existing wealth of information on social media and am pleased to join in the conversation. I also have become a contributor for Social Work Helper, The New Social Worker, and Inorupt.

Welcome to the conversation and I hope that we can be “Stuck” on helping others together. I am open to feedback and the views on this blog are my own and I have no endorsements with the resources that I share.

I also do consulting/speaking about the therapeutic alliance, crisis intervention and social media best practices. Please visit my work with me page for more info. Also feel free to email me at stuckonsw@gmail.com and also choose your favorite preferred social media to follow me on at About.Me profile



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      1. Thank you. One of these days I intend to write up some of the stories I heard as a counselor. Changing names and details, of course. Truth can be more interesting and at times horrifying than fiction. Humans find creative ways of surviving horrendous abuse. When helping adolescents in residential treatment, as I once did, you witness the both devastating effects of abuse and triumph of the human spirit in spite of it.

  1. In a recent post you wrote:
    “Thinking back to working on a psychiatric inpatient unit for adults, I really struggled with the complete lack of insight that comes with psychosis and delusions. I remember meeting with a client who was begging for a discharge due to having an active delusion,…”

    If you’d be willing, it would be very helpful to hear how you would recognize psychosis and delusions in youth, especially when the adolescent has marked intellectual limitations.

        1. I guess you would need to define concerns. If there are immediate safety concerns please address those. Adolescents and children sometimes experience ‘voices’ in a lot of ways (especially those with intellectual disabilities) and psychology is the best ways to rule those out and give you guidance for treatment. Please email me at stuckonsw@yahoo.com for further communication.

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