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group of students in classroom.

Giving a Feeling


How do grateful and creative MSW students acknowledge an effective professor's birthday? A surprise customized t-shirt, of course! Clinical Assistant Professor Todd Sage and his Interventions class had a laugh while acknowledging Sage's calming technique for overeager MSW students who want to skip straight to planning with clients. When they get stuck, and aren't sure what's next, he suggests connecting with emotion - a motivational interviewing tool. Hence the saying...and the lesson in compassion these students have learned. 

Close-up of t-shirt that says "when you're stuck...give a feeling" - Todd Sage 2018, with an illustration of Todd Sage's face.