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By Basiliso Moreno, LMSW
Podcast host Bas Moreno, LMSW has been in the Social work field for the past 20 years. This social work podcast provides the listeners a dose of the hosts' world in social work, sharing personal stories, hopefully providing some education, smiles and laughs. The host also interviews other social work and mental health professionals in the field. Thank you for listening and supporting.

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School Social Work in Maryland
Social Worker Zamaria Frank, LMSW is a school social worker in the state of Maryland.  She discusses her role this school year, what she saw working with the children as well as what can schools do in the fall to better help the children. #schoolsocialwork #mentalhealth #maryland   She can be found on Instagram at @zemaria_xoxo   Follow the podcast on Instagram at @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast   Follow @Bascityentetainmentllc for updates on the upcoming poetry book "Triumph Through Pain: How To Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times" coming this summer.
June 24, 2022
Discussion of termination in social work
The host discusses his last week working with the school kids.  The reaction of the kids, my reaction working with them.  The host also discusses the  termination processes and the importance of discussing the termination process during sessions. #schoolsocialwork #mentalhealth    Follow the podcast on IG @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast ; Twitter @SocialWorkRants   This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Bas City Entertainment LLC, your home for online holistic self care for social workers and mental health professionals focusing on #poetry and #Zumba classes.   My poetry book Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times is coming this summer.  Follow by business page on Instagram at @BasCityentertainmentllc and Tic Tok @Bascityentertainmentllc
June 12, 2022
Child Welfare Advocacy in California
Marya Wright, MSW is a social worker in California.  She is currently a child welfare worker.  She also has her own consulting business called Marya Wright Consulting and provides trainings on #motivationalinterviewing, child welfare and other topics.     We discuss on the ground issues in California, advocating for title protection for social workers, #studentloanforgiveness and the importance of social workers getting paid their worth.   Marya can be found on Instagram @MaryaWrightConsulting   Follow the podcast on Instagram @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast Twitter @SocialWorkRants  My Poetry book Triumph Through Pain: How To Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times will be released soon.  Go to for updates and follow Bas City Entertainment LLC on Instagram @BasCityEntertainmentLLC Monetizing Social Media as a therapist or social worker event Wednesday June 22nd 7pm Eastern:
June 04, 2022
Social Workers to advocate for gun legislation
We as social workers and mental health professionals need to lead the way to advocate for tougher gun laws in the United States.  We can no longer have children be victims of gun violence.  We need to advocate for psychiatric evaluations to purchase guns.   Yes we have a mental health crisis in the United States, however we need Medicare and Medicaid expansion to help outpatient mental health clinics to provide services to clients and health insurance companies need to provide better reimbursement for clinicians who provide services. Follow the podcast on Social Media - Instagram @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast, Twitter @SocialWorkRants My Poetry Book "Triumph Through Pain: How To Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times due for a June 2022 release.
May 28, 2022
Dedication to the new BSWs, MSWs and DSWs
Congratulations to the class of 2022 on graduating with your BSWs, MSWs and DSWs. Glad to see the classes of 2020 & 2021 being able to enjoy graduation in person. Best wishes in this unique field of social work. Reach out at bascityentertainmentllc@gmail.con for any support.
May 24, 2022
Surviving and Maintaining; Surviving and Thriving; Mental Health Awareness Month
In honor of Mental health awareness month, the host shares updates regarding the podcast, and upcoming projects while protecting his energy and protecting his mental health.     Subscribe to the podcast!!   Follow the podcast on Social media: Instagram @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast Twitter @SocialWorkRants Facebook - Hit the "Like" button-The Social Work Rants Podcast   Follow my business page @Bascityentertainmentllc for updates on "Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times.
May 14, 2022
School social work in South Carolina
In honor of #MentalhealthAwarenessmonth my guest Alexis De La Cruz-Goodwin is a school social worker in a Rural district in South Carolina. She is an MSW graduate from Fordham University and NYC Native.  She discusses the struggles she sees with the students she works with.  She also talks about the struggles of being a Latina in a Rural area, the difficulty finding resources for clients and the importance of #SEL (Social emotional learning) for students especially for next school year.   Alexis can be found on Instagram at @cruzscorner_   Follow the podcast on Instagram at @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast and Twitter @SocialWorkRants  Be on the look out for my book "Triumph Through Pain:: How To Maximize Your Full Potential During Down Times".  bFollow my online holistic self-care business page @Bascityentertainmentllc on Instagram for more updates.
May 06, 2022
Housing advocacy for disenfranchised individuals in New York City
Rosita L. Marinez is a social work leader dedicated to fighting for social justice and equality for the most vulnerable populations such as the chronically homeless, individuals with serious mental illness, and individuals with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Marinez has twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, of which fifteen years has been in leadership positions. Her areas of expertise include program development, budgeting, program evaluation, and operational management.    As the Director of Housing Operations at Fountain House- New York, Ms. Marinez has opened a Housing Resource Center (HRC) for the members and staff at the clubhouse. The HRC provides and connects members and staff to internal and external housing options. Ms. Marinez has also created a Slack channel to post housing information and resources. In addition, Ms. Marinez created the Housing Resource Council to expand and establish a new collaboration with New York City providers and federal, state, and city agencies.   Ms. Marinez is also a soon to be co-author of the upcoming Latinx in Social Work Volume 2.  The book is scheduled to be released in October 2022.   Follow the podcast on social media:  Twitter: @Socialworkrants   Follow my business page on Instagram @bascityentertainmentllc for updates on my upcoming poetry book "Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize your Full Potential During Hard Times"
April 29, 2022
Social Worker Running for U.S. Congress
Stephen Valentine is running for the 4th Congressional district in the state of North Carolina.  The Democratic primary is on May 17th, 2022.  He is a social worker graduated with his MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Valentine also served as an Army Officer and did two tours of service.  We discuss why he ran for office, what exactly is going on in his district.  We discuss #redlining #voterrights, the importance of the census and ending the status quo in U.S. Politics.  Mr. Valentine can be found at    You can follow the podcast on IG @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast Twitter @SociaWorkRants Facebook: The Social Work Rants Podcast Subscribe to the podcast on youtube.   My poetry book: Triumph through pain: How to maximize your full potential during hard times is coming very soon. Follow my business page for updates, IG @bascityentertainmentllc, Tictok @bascityentertainmentllc
April 22, 2022
Student loan forgiveness update (PSLF)
#studentloanforgiveness #studentloans #PresidentBiden #PSLF Payments to students loans have been paused again until August 31st 2022 by President Biden.  For those under PSLF, the host discusses what to do with the forms, if you are a job hopper and need your time counted towards PSLF. I also discuss updates on my book Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Hard Times.  Follow the podcast on social media: Instagram: @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast Twitter: @SocialWorkRants Facebook: "like" The social work rants podcast
April 15, 2022
Discussion of grief and loss
Happy Social Work Month! #SocialWorkMonth Happy Women's History Month! #WomensHistoryMonth    Robert, aka The Green Machine is a morning show host of 102.6 The Situation an black owned online radio station based out of Atlanta, GA.    Back in January 2022 I was featured on his radio show talking about me working in social work, talking about my business Bas City Entertainment LLC including my upcoming poetry book Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize your full potential during down times.   During our interview back in January I discussed the loss of my mom.  Robert during our conversation discussed the loss of his mom.  We men especially in the black and brown community need to have these conversations, talking about our feelings of grief, loss and trauma.   Robert can be found on Instagram @1026thesituation and Twitter @situationsradio   Follow the podcast on Instagram @TheSociaWorkRantsPodcast; Twitter @socialworkrants  #embraceyourreset
March 25, 2022
Social working in NYC
Laura Swanson, LMSW is a licensed social worker based out of NYC.  She has only been in the social work field for a few years.  She used to work as a community mental health worker.  She is currently part of a private practice group.   We discuss what she sees are the issues providing care; working during the pandemic.    She also has a podcast called The Social Work Bubble Podcast.   She can be reached on Instagram @Socialworkbub   March 27th lets practice some self care with #Zumba.  Zumba with Bas on Sunday March 27th 1pm.  Go to for tickets.  My poetry book Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize your full potential during down times will be released soon.  Follow my online #selfcare business page on Instagram @bascityentertainmentllc
March 18, 2022
Child Welfare advocacy
Cherish Fields, MSW is a social worker in North Carolina.  She discusses her role in child welfare and is a strong advocate for those who are affected due to the system of child welfare.  She also hosts a podcast called The Child Welfare Leaders Podcast.  Cherish also discusses balancing doing social work and motherhood. She can be found on Instagram at @cherishfields_msw Follow the podcast on Youtube  Instagram @TheSocialWorkRantsPodcast; Twitter @Socialworkrants Follow my business page Instagram @Bascityentertainmentllc and Tic Tok @bascityentertainmentllc for updates on my upcoming poetry book. Social Work Self Care event: Sunday March 27th 1pm est (NY, DE time) Zumba with Bas. Go to for Tickets.
March 11, 2022
Immigration & Social Work
Happy Social Work Month!!  Dalissy Washington is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  In her practice, she provides immigration psychological evaluations for immigrant families, for their immigration court cases, those seeking legal status or seeking asylum.  We discuss what exactly is a immigration evaluation?  We also discuss doing her work while Trump was President and dealing with anti-immigrant rhetoric while working with the clients she served.   Dalissy can be found at   Call of action: The Social Work Rants Podcast is hosting "How to start a podcast?" Webinar March 13th 1pm EST.  Get tickets at On March 27th I am hosting a Zumba class from 1pm-2:30pm EST.  Get tickets at
March 04, 2022
Getting an MSW during the pandemic
Kayla Fox is currently an MSW online student at the Rutgers School of Social Work at Camden, in Camden, NJ.  She also works for a non-profit agency called Catholic Charities.  We discuss what's it like going to grad school during the Covid-19 pandemic and how Covid helped to inspire her to even get into graduate school.    We also discuss the systemic racism that still plaques the City of Camden and discusses her role working at Catholic Charities.   She can be found on Instagram at @kaylathefox1997   Side note: The Social Work Rants Podcast is hosting "How to create at Podcast" webinar on Sunday March 13th from 1pm-3pm est. Get your ticket at:
February 26, 2022
Medical Social Work with Dialysis Patients
Nichelle Kitt, MSW is a social worker in California.  She works as a medical social worker for dialysis patients.  She describes her vicarious trauma of having clients code in front of her.  Nichelle describes what it is like working as a medical social worker for dialysis patients with end stage renal failure and having to work through the pandemic providing services.   She can be found at her website  She is on Instagram @Nichellekitt and Twitter @Nichelle1824   Please follow @Bascityentertainmentllc on Instagram for updates on my poetry book "Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Down Times."
February 18, 2022
The Importance of Networking in Social work
Reforum Consulting, LLC was founded in 2018, providing different events for the community in Brooklyn, NY.  I had the pleasure of meeting the ladies of Reforum Consulting on two occasions in 2021.  I interviewed 1/3 of Reforum Javonia Smith back in December.  We discuss the importance of networking.  She provides school mental health consultations for the Department of Education in NYC under the Thrive initiative.  She debunks the myth of the controversy regarding Thrive in NYC.     She also discusses ways to obtain government contracts for your business.   Reforum Consulting, LLC can be found on Instagram @reforumconsulting and
February 11, 2022
Social Work Research & Mandated Reporting
Dr. Kathryn Krase, Ph.D, JD, MSW is a social worker and lawyer living in NYC.  She received her dual degree (law school & MSW) from Fordham University.  She was a former adjunct professor at Fordham.  She was one of my old professors while I was at Fordham.  She discusses her interests in family law and policy and her advocacy for changes in the mandated reporting laws and child welfare laws. She will be releasing a book called "Making The Tough Call " a book on mandated reporting for social workers scheduled to be released later this year. She can be found at for more information.
February 04, 2022
Financial literacy for social workers
Many of us social workers work in non-profit agencies and some do not offer 401k's or 403B's.  We are taught in social work grad school about doing private practice but are not taught how to get things like health insurance for ourselves.  Alex Casella is a financial advisor in the state of Connecticut.  We discuss retirement plans, 401k, 403B plans, health health insurance for self-employed folks (especially those in private practice). For those who are parents, we discuss 529 plans and UTMA accounts.  We in the social work community need to be educated regarding our personal finances. Alex can be contacted on his website: and on Instagram at @Casellapersonalfinance This episode was brought to you by Bas City Entertainment LLC your home for holistic online self care for social workers concentrating on poetry and virtual Zumba classes.  My poetry book, Triumph Through Pain: How to Maximize Your Full Potential During Down Times will be published in late February/Early March.
January 28, 2022
Providing Therapeutic services to adolescents virtually
I’Asiah Sabriyah, LMSW is a licensed social worker in Georgia providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults. She discusses some of her struggles providing therapy. (Zoom fatigue is real). I’Asiah provides tips to better engage kids virtually. She is originally from NYC and discusses her transition to now living in Georgia. We discuss her past work at Fordham University Liberty Partnership Program. We also discuss the unfortunate trend in our profession of agencies preferring hiring someone with an LCSW (While we both have LMSWs). We also talk about our upcoming poetry books, divorce, grief, loss, having better bereavement leave policies in Social Work agencies. She can be found on Instagram @peaceandpreparation. My book Triumph Through Pain, How To Maximize Your full Potential during down times is coming out soon. Follow @bascityentertainmentllc on Instagram for more information.
January 21, 2022
Working with Veterans and doing couples therapy
On the Season 4 Premiere episode and the 2 year anniversary weekend of the podcast, the host interviews Shakeena Brantley, LCSW.  Shakeena works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Orlando, Florida.  She provides tips on how to apply for VA jobs.  She describes working in the VA.   She also has her counseling business, 3 Cord Counseling.  She provides couples counseling on weeknights and weekends.  We discuss what are some of the problems couples are facing especially during the pandemic.   She can be found on Instagram @3cordcounseling  Her website is   Happy 2 anniversary to The Social Work Rants Podcast!!  Check out all past episodes on all audio platforms.     Follow the podcast on IG @Thesocialworkrantspodcast; Twitter @Socialworkrants
January 14, 2022
Trauma Informed care for children and adolescents
Social Worker TJ Rumler works as a Trauma Informed Specialist in Greenville, South Carolina.  He has his own consulting business.  He has also done a Tedx talk.  TJ discusses how he got the opportunity to do the Ted Talk.  He also provides individual therapy via Better Help.    We discuss our struggles we are seeing so far with the children in school.  We discuss trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and restorative justice.  We also discuss reggaeton music and top 5 dead or alive hip hop artists.  He can be found on IG @tjconsulting and check out his website at
December 31, 2021
Setting boundaries during the Holidays
Licensed social workers Colette Forrester and Darlene Carrera discuss tips we can use to set boundaries during the holidays.  For many of us the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year.  Colette and Darlene discuss how they met, balance motherhood and social work as well as being women of color in the profession.  
December 24, 2021
Private Practice start up
Katherine Franco, LCSW, SIFI is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Bronx, NY.  She recently opened up her private practice to see individuals for therapy.  As of this recording, she was taking new clients.   She discusses her private practice Creative Coping, as well as her full time job working for a non-profit social work agency.  We also discuss how she balances starting her private practice, full time job and being a mom.   She can be found on IG and Twitter @Creative.Coping_
December 17, 2021
Navigating mental health in our current climate
Dr. La Shawn M. Paul, DSW, LCSW-R is the founder and lead clinician of Social Work Diva. She is a New York State licensed clinical social worker and recognized by the National Association of Social Workers as an accredited social worker. Dr. Paul has a B.A. in Social Work and Political Science from Herbert H. Lehman College (City University of New York) and her M.S. from Columbia University in Social Work with a clinical specialization in School-Based, School-Linked Services. Her Doctorate in Social Work is from the University of Southern California with a focus on social innovation and change.      Dr. Paul has provided consulting for an array of public and private healthcare and academic institutions in the NYC metropolitan area and remote locations throughout the United States. She is an Ambassador for the National Association on Mental Illness-NYC Metro Chapter and For(bes) for the Culture, where she advocates for improved funding and services for people living with mental illness and their families. Through Social Work Diva, she centers her mental health advocacy on eliminating mental health disparities in Black Women’s mental health by encouraging increased access and awareness. She also works with local politicians to shape and create mental health policy and initiatives to eliminate mental illness stigma and encourage support for mental health funding, particularly within communities of color.   Throughout her academic and professional career, La Shawn has received a multitude of awards and honors including a NYS Proclamation from both the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate and the Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers- NYC Chapter. Her work in mental health has landed her on the HuffPost's list of "10 Black Female Therapists to Know" and she has been featured on various media outlets including Buzzfeed, Bustle, Fox5, Hot97, and USA Today.  La Shawn is a catalyst of change and Social Work Diva is her vision realized. To find out more about Dr. Paul’s work and join her efforts, visit    She can be found on social media at the following: Twitter: @theswdiva IG: @socialworkdiva
December 10, 2021
Social Work is Political
Ingrid Gomez, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker from NYC.  She recently ran for NYC City Council in Queens.  She discusses her campaign.  She encourages social workers running for office, especially since we know what the people actually needs in the communities we serve.  She stresses the importance of local races.  
December 03, 2021
School social work with Christopher Scott, MSW
Christopher Scott is a social worker from Portland, Oregon.  He currently works as a school social worker.  He discusses his current role.  He discusses his past social work roles.  We discuss race relations in the U.S.  Christopher discusses what exactly the city of Portland needs in terms of social services.
November 26, 2021
COVID-19 Funeral assistance program/2022 U.S Cost of Living Adjustment
The host provides listeners education on the United States Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Program.  Those who lost loved ones during the pandemic in 2020 can be eligible for funeral reimbursement.  The host provides the eligibility requirements.   In 2022, in America, those who have SSI, SSD, SSA, Social Security death benefits are scheduled to receive a 5.9% increase in monthly benefits.  For those who work in case management, who help clients apply for Food stamps and Medicaid, this is important information.  Those who have Medicare however may have an increase in Medicare premiums.  
November 19, 2021
Housing in New York City
Kenia Maldonado, LMSW works for the Human Resources Administration (MSW) one of the largest city run agencies in NYC. We discuss her role in the agency. She also discusses her business Onboarding Solutions. She can be found on IG @onboardingstaff
November 12, 2021
Field instruction, working through vicarious trauma
Hans Bernier, MPA, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in NYC.  We discuss his work in the field from working in after school programs, GED programs, working as a school social worker.  He also works with an organization called Black Men Heal, an agency that provides quality therapy for men of color.    Hans currently works as a field instructor at Colombia University School of Social Work.  We talk about his work as a field instructor, working through vicarious trauma, his work in the Bronx.  He can be found on IG @qborough.
November 05, 2021
Mental health with Josh Cutler, LCSW
Josh Cutler is a licensed clinical social worker from the state of Washington.  He works in a hospital setting and also has a private practice in Seattle.  Josh is the author of "The Day Hospital", where he shares his experiences with depression and being open discussing his brothers' battle with mental illness.  The book can be found on Amazon.  In the episode we also discuss balancing fatherhood and social work and children's mental health as a result of Covid-19.  The episode was recorded back in August 2021.   Josh can be found on Instagram @joshcutlerlicsw
October 29, 2021
Entrepreneurship and Social Work
Licensed Social Worker Justin Gillespie, LMSW-C from Michigan discusses his business ventures. We discuss how our social work skills translates to starting our businesses and outside of social work.
October 22, 2021
Branding your business and passive income through real estate
Rosalyn Ortega is a a serial entrepreneur. Her business Urban Teach NYC assists individuals to become 1st time home buyers.  She has conducted workshops such as website building, obtaining business credit, branding for your business, all the things that were not taught and are still not taught in social work school.  How are LCSW's supposed to build private practices if they don't know the foundation on starting their businesses??   She discusses her journey into real estate and gives some business tips that would be helpful for us social workers.
October 15, 2021
The millennial Therapist podcast with Mao and Nao
Mao and Nao are licensed Clinical Social Workers who both served in armed forces. They host a true crime forensic psychology podcast and these true crimes and looks at them from a social work lense. Mao lives in Guam and Nao is currently in the Air Force based in Arizona. They both provide therapy to clients in their respective locations.
October 08, 2021
Life of a child welfare specialist
Michaela Conteh, MSW is a child welfare specialist in California.  She discusses her role as a child welfare specialist. We discuss gentrification in the Bay area.  She also discusses the release of her book "How to survive as a child welfare social worker".
October 01, 2021
Tactical social work
Latasha Oliver is a social worker in Dallas, Texas. She uses her skills as a social worker to help her provide firearms training through the concept of boundaries and safe spaces; teaching women to be safe with and without firearms. She discusses her business Tactical social work PLLC and how her husband helped with her business.
September 24, 2021
Discussing mental health with Katie Wilson, LCSW
Katie works as a residential coordinator with adults severely persistent mental illness. She also works part-time in a child welfare agency. We discuss her work in both agencies. We discuss her plans on running a future group for loved ones who had family members who successfully completed suicide.
September 17, 2021
Case management during Covid
The host speaks with Randy G. who works in a transitional housing program in a state hospital in NYC for dual diagnosed adults. We discuss what his role entails and having to do the work during the pandemic. He can be found on Instagram at @dj_pwise
September 10, 2021
Sex therapy and social work
Sara Rosen, LMSW is a social worker and sex therapist in Long Island, NY. She does individual and couples counseling. We discuss how she got into doing sex therapy. We discuss the misconceptions of her work. We talk about condoms, anal sex, porn, the role the church plays in regarding sex in America. As of this recording back in August, Sara was taking new clients. She can be found on IG @thekinktherapist
September 03, 2021
School social work drama
I share my recent experience at the job. This is to provide education to the new BSWs and new MSWs. You will go through some bullshit in your careers, but just remember your worth. #schoolsocialwork
July 23, 2021
Adolescents and Substance abuse
Author of "The Addicted Child", Richard Capriola a recently retired substance abuse, mental health and addiction counselor discusses educating parents on what to look for signs regarding substance use in their child. Richard discussed how he came up with the idea of the book. This book and workbook would be a great resource to parents, school social workers, school counselors as we in America get ready to have children return to school in person full time
July 16, 2021
The importance of teaching kids social skills
Dr. Jeffrey Kranzler, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent the last 15 years providing counseling, social skill building for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. His book "The Crimson Protector" has a comic book hero "the social protector" teaching tweens, teens to build confidence, overcome social anxiety and handle bullying. These skills are needed in our children as they get ready to return to school in-person in the fall. The book can be found at or on Amazon. #socialskills #antibullying
July 09, 2021
Fatherhood and Social Work Part 2 with Atiba McClean, LCSW
Atiba, is a newly licensed clinical social worker in New York City. He currently works with the geriatric population. He also has a private practice with a small caseload. We discuss balancing being dads and social workers. We talk about our struggles passing the ASWB exam. He can be reached via Instagram at @whatreallymattersiswhatcounts
July 02, 2021
Fatherhood and Social Work Part 1
Interview with Jason Levin, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker in Delaware and Maryland. We discuss juggling being a social worker while being a dad. We discuss 2020, the pandemic, lack of resources in Delaware among other topics.
June 18, 2021
Say hello to Basiliso Moreno, LMSW
On this week's episode, the hosts shares how he obtained the LMSW. #socialworklicense #licensed
June 04, 2021
Who is Kim Young, LCSW??
Kim Young, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia. She works in a non profit, has a private practice, her own small business, does awesome webinars. She has a webinar on moral injury and discusses what does that mean. I had to ask about her Instagram beef with the NASW national chapter. (They blocked her and unblocked her on IG, their fault not hers). She adds about wanting to retire from social work in 2030.
May 24, 2021
Grief and Loss 1 year later
On this episode, in honor of Mental health awareness month, I reflect on the 1 year anniversary of my mom's passing. #grief #loss
May 14, 2021
Interview with Millennial babes podcast
Phadia Jean-Pierre and Bria Spencer are cousins and both work in the social work field. Phadia works as a trauma therapist and a medical social worker. Bria works with families discussing end of life care. Both share their experiences of grief and loss. We discuss the importance of advance directives, MOLST, life insurance, discussing death and dying with loved ones. They both each have their own small business and they share their businesses. You can follow them @millennial_babes_podcast
May 07, 2021
Who is Nabila Anwar, LCSW
Nabila is a licensed clinical social worker in Houston, Texas. She works in a corporate setting for a health insurance company. Nabila discusses her career so far in social work. I also share my thoughts on the recent losses of hip hop legends and my hometown NYC, starting a pilot program using social workers and ENTs to respond to non-violent mental health calls.
April 30, 2021
Who is Safia Abdulle?
Safia is a registered social worker living in Ontario, Canada. She works as a counselor for children with developmental disabilities and works as a counselor at a local university. We discuss covid 19 in Canada, her work in the field as well a having a conversation on racial justice.
April 23, 2021
Mental health advocates Eric Kussin and Stanley Cup champion Theo Fleury.
Eric Kussin founder of The same here global Mental health movement shares his story of trauma and how he overcame it. The movement has pro athletes from around the world sharing their Mental health stories. He discussed how Stanley Cup champion and Gold medalist Theo Fleury became involved in the movement. Theo also bravely shares his past trauma and how he coped with it.
April 16, 2021
Who is Elijah Thompson, LMSW?
Elijah is a licensed social worker working in NYC as a medical social worker. He describes the disparities the health care field and assisting clients during the pandemic. He also has a private practice and does private practice working with his mom. He discuses his advocacy work while interning with NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Manhattan borough President Gayle Brewer.
April 09, 2021
Who is Tiyanna Washington, LMSW
Tiyanna a licensed social worker in NYC, started her company TSPEAKSNYC, targeting young girls ages 11-17 providing workshops on mental health and body image. She discusses having to pivot in 2020 regarding the things she had planned with her company and how she overcame her obstacles.
April 02, 2021
Silva Neves, Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist from London
Silva works with individuals that suffer from sexual trauma, psychosexual behaviors and couples therapy. We discuss using the term "sex addiction" is incorrect in his work. He explains why.
March 26, 2021
Who is Shaina Gonzales, LCSW?
As a continuation of The Social Worker Spotlight Series, the host interviews Shaina, a licensed clinical social worker in California. A social worker for 18 years, specializing in individuals, families and the LGBTQ community. She recently started an IG live series called #HollywoodUnpacked, interviewing actors discussing mental health. She can be found on Instagram at @therapeuticbridges
March 19, 2021
Interview with Paula McMillan-Perez, LMSW
Paula, a licensed social worker from my hometown of The Bronx aka Wakanda. She provides coaching to community based organizations and individuals in The Bronx. She has worked with educators, women of color to enrich and enhance their relationships. She has also provided morale workshops for community based organizations. She plans on doing individual therapy later on this year. She has a website and clothing appeal coming soon. She can be reached @personalizeyourcoaching on Instagram.
March 12, 2021
Happy social work month!!
Happy social work month to all my fellow social workers from all over the world. I discuss the importance of self care. I call for the resignation of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, my thoughts on Texas and 1 year of the Covid 19 outbreak.
March 05, 2021
Joi Britt, LCSW from the Bronx, NY
On the continuation of #TheSocialWorkerSpotlightSeries, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joi who is a licensed clinical social worker from the Bronx. In March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joi leaves her full time job (she described why) and focused her time and energy into her own private practice. She hosts her own podcast called The Joi of Social Work Podcast. She provides some advice on how to get started on with a podcast. You can follow Joi at @joiofsocialwork. Subscribe to the podcast.
February 26, 2021
Ella McAllister, LCSW, LCADC
As a continuation of the series #TheSocialWorkerSpotlightSeries, had the pleasure of interviewing Ella McAllister, LCSW, LCADC a clinical social worker who also does work regarding substance use/addiction in the state of New Jersey. We discuss how COVID has impacted her private practice; her work in addiction treatment, adjusting to doing tele-therapy and discusses the particular platform she uses for treatment (it's not zoom). As of this recording, Ella had availability to take on new clients for therapy. She can be reached at or 908-334-8255
February 19, 2021
Who is Tabatha Ferrer, LMSW?
As part of #TheSocialWorkerSpotlightSeries, had the pleasure of interviewing Tabatha. We discuss the formation of her small business in 2020, The 4 Air Project @the4airproject on IG. She hosts events for children in her community in Queens, NY. We discuss how she set up her LLC. We also talk about the struggles she faces providing client services through zoom, finding ways to be creative to engage with her clients.
February 12, 2021
Interview with Melanated Social Work
Melanated Social Work are 4 dope social workers who met at Boston College MSW program. We discuss their growth with their own podcast The Melanated Social Work Podcast and their brand. We discuss race relations in America, trauma, the story of Anjanette Young LCSW and some sports talk. They can be followed on IG @melantedsocialwork
February 05, 2021
What is Hip Hop therapy? Featuring Brittani Williams, LCSW
Former Fordham University Graduate school of Social Work Professor Dr. Edgar Tyson, Ph. D was the founder and creator of Hip Hop therapy. Brittani discussed using Hip Hop therapy in her sessions with her clients. We also discuss her top hip hop artists dead or alive, the impact of Selena (the singer) and how 2020 has affected your work. This episode is dedicated to Dr. Tyson. May he RIP.
January 29, 2021
Art therapy with Kyla Berry, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Kyla and I worked together in a PACE program in Harlem, NY, USA during the height of NYC's covid crisis. We discuss dealing with the loss of our mutual clients. How she handled the trauma. We discuss her work as an art therapist and celebrate her new role. This episode is dedicated to the lives lost at the PACE program due to the pandemic.
January 22, 2021
NASW NYC Chapter President Erica Sandoval, LCSW, Part 2
This episode is part 2 of the conversation with Erica Sandoval LCSW, President of the NASW NYC Chapter.
January 15, 2021
NASW NYC Chapter President Erica Sandoval, LCSW Part 1
To kick off Season 2 of the podcast, and my 19th year in social work, we start a two part interview with the President of the NASW NYC Chapter Erica Sandoval, LCSW. She is the 1st Latinx to hold the position. Part 1 discusses her feelings of becoming the 1st ever Latinx President of the chapter, social justice, initiatives the NYC Chapter is working, among other topics.
January 08, 2021
2020, from a strength's perspective
On the season finale, we celebrate all the wins if 2020. New jobs, weddings, engagements, graduations, any achievement big or small. I share my personal wins of 2020. I also share what's coming up briefly for the podcast in 2021. Season 2 of the podcast starts January 8th.
December 31, 2020
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? (FASD)
Parent and advocate Natalie who is also a Musical therapist, discusses her and her husband's struggle to parent their son who was diagnosed with FASD and how the medical community misdiagnosing their son. FASD share very similar symptoms to ADHD. Natalie can be found on IG @FASDHope She and her husband also have a podcast called FASD Hope.
December 25, 2020
Funny things clients have said
Over my 18 year career, I have heard some funny things along the way. Listen to my favorite lines clients have told me while attempting to assist them. Enjoy. (P.S.- there is cursing in this episode).
December 23, 2020
Interview with Harleny Vasquez, MSW
Continuation of #TheSocialWorkSpotlightSeries Harleny works as a supervisor in a care coordination program in NYC. She discusses her work, her amazing coaching program to assist social workers land employee via LinkedIn and the power of LinkedIn. Harleny can be found on LinkedIn and on Instagram at @yourevolvemind
December 18, 2020
Who is Shanequa Moore, LMSW? NYC City Council Candidate District 12 Bronx, NY
Fellow social worker Shanequa Moore, LMSW is currently running for NYC City Council district 12 in the northeast section of The Bronx. There is a special election taking place in 12/22/20 for the council seat. This is a special election episode. We also discuss her organization I'raise boys and girls International Corporation. (Note:) This is not an endorsement of the candidate. #politics #NYC #specialelection
December 15, 2020
Social working in Virginia with Gary Trey Taylor., LCSW
In the episode we discuss social working while being black, his book "You Good Fam". He is taking new clients for Tele-health therapy.
December 11, 2020
Oncology Social Work featuring Lisa Petgrave-Nelson, LMSW
#TheSocialWorkerSpotlightSeries Part 5 features Ms. Nelson who works as a social worker in a cancer center in Long Island, NY. We discuss what a typical day is like for her and how Covid 19 has affected her work. She can be reached on Instagram at @diaryofablacksocialworker
December 04, 2020
Interview w/ Catherine Moore. LCSW from California. Part of #TheSocialWorkerSpotlightSeries
Catherine is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California. We discuss her Clinical Essentials for Future Therapist Virtual Course, the importance of proper documentation in social work. She is the host of her own podcast called Social Workers Rise. We also discuss the loss of Kobe Bryant, COVID 19, the power of LinkedIn and End of Life Care. She can be found on Instagram at @socialworkerarise
November 26, 2020
The U. S. election is over, now how does that affect Social Workers??
We as change agents in the social work field need to continue to apply the pressure to see change and to help our most vulnerable populations. It's in our NASW Code of Ethics. Listen to what else we can do to support each other in the field. Follow the podcast on Twitter @socialworkrants and Instagram @thesocialworkrantspodcast
November 09, 2020
Social Worker Spotlight Series Part 3 Featuring Anais Bailly, LMSW
Anais is a licensed social worker, Author, Life Coach, Mother. She is the founder and CEO of ABM Structural Solutions, LLC a social work consultant organization providing leadership and professional development. The company also provides strategic planning, programming and organizational cohesiveness. Anaise's website is She is on IG @anais.anaise
October 30, 2020
The Big Move
On this episode, host Bas Moreno discussed his big move. An highlight and goal of 2020 and how it relates to social work.
October 23, 2020
Social Worker Spotlight Series Part 2. Interview with Alexandria Theordor, LCSW, CBIS, CCTP
Bas Moreno, MSW interviews Alexandra Theordor, LCSW, CBIS, CCTP. Alexandra is based out of New Jersey works with individuals with Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), PTSD, concussions, etc. We discuss her work in the field particularly working with those who suffer from TBIs. Alexandra is accepting new clients for therapy via Tele-health in New Jersey. She can be reached at 908-379-8110. Check out her website Body and Mind Counseling LLC at
October 09, 2020
Social Worker Spotlight: Justin Gillespie, LLMSW from Michigan
The podcast episode highlights fellow social worker Justin Gillespie, LLMSW who works in a non-profit organization in Michigan working with the DD population. Justin also started his own non profit organization called Fit Space Wellness incorporating mental and physical health. He is also a binge eating disorder advocate, career coach and guest speaker. He also sells cool merchandise on You can find Justin under his pen name Jay Travis @thatsocialworkjay on Instagram.
September 25, 2020
Dear Skip Bayless, #EndTheStigma National Suicide Prevention Month
Skip Bayless is an American journalist who co- host a sports talk show called "Undisputed" on FS1 network. On 9/10/20 episode he discussed comments made by Dallas cowboys football team Quarterback Dak Prescott discussing his issues with depression as a result of COVID-19. This episode is my response is to Mr. Bayless and my issue with the network. If you feel depressed and need help and live in the USA, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Outside the USA, please contact your local emergency line for assistance.
September 18, 2020
Welcome to the 4th Quarter of 2020, You got this!!
Folks we are blessed to make it to September. It's my birthday month. No matter how the first 3 quarters of 2020 were for you, the 4 quarter is here and it's time to win. WE WILL WIN!!! WE ARE GOING TO WIN!! We still have a lot to look forward too. I will share a couple of things I'm looking forward to in 2020 despite my losses this year. Stay blessed, stay safe. Wear your masks!
September 07, 2020
August 15th 2020 Happy heavenly birthday Mom.
Expressing my thoughts and feelings leading up to my mom's birthday. This was her first birthday since her passing. A day I was dredding but I got through it.
August 17, 2020
JULY 20TH, 2016
The day my ex-wife and mother of my kids passed away. I described the days and weeks leading up to this day and days afterwards. #Grief #loss #parenting
July 28, 2020
Student loans, Stimulus checks, and multiple streams of Income in the COVID-19 ERA, With Ash Cash.
I interview best selling author, financial educator Ash Cash @IAMASHCASH We discuss the student forgiveness program in the U.S, America's stimulus checks, the importance of multiple streams of income.
June 19, 2020
Addiction and COVID-19 with Recovery advocate and speaker Tim Ryan (of A&E network fame)
I interview with Recovery Advocate and Speaker Tim Ryan regarding what he calls "a pandemic within the pandemic" addiction during the global pandemic of COVID-19. Mr. Ryan discusses his current work both he and is wife are doing throughout the U.S.A on addiction and ways us social workers in America can do to assist those in need of treatment during the covid-19 crisis. We discuss briefly what our government can do with the addiction crisis as well. Mr. Tim Ryan can be found on LinkedIn. His company is Dope to Hope, LLC. This episode means a lot to me since I lost someone very close due to alcohol addiction.
June 05, 2020
RIP to my hero, my Mom.
Dedicated to my lovely mother who passed on May 3rd 2020. In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth I offer my story on my loss and caring for my mom prior to her passing.
May 26, 2020
Additional information and resources for my fellow social workers to assist them regarding the covid-19 epidemic.
April 12, 2020
Coronavirus/Resources for social workers HAPPY SOCIAL MONTH!!
I share my thoughts and feelings regarding COVID-19. I also share local, state and National resources to share to assist my fellow social workers and the general public. Follow @basmrmsw on IG and Twitter for any resources. Happy Social work month!!!
March 23, 2020
Pilot episode-Introduction
Premise of the podcast "Social work rants"
January 15, 2020