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Changing the Conversation

Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs
Jamie Biggs is a social worker living in Southern California. She has a strong passion for social justice and strives to stay woke in this political climate. Jamie spends her days working with people experiencing homelessness as the Director of Housing Stabilization at LA Family Housing. She received her MSW from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Outside of work, Jamie is a wife, foster parent, hiker, dog-lover, and gospel singer.

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Reflections from the Field: Motivational Interviewing Facilitates Change

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When I graduated with my Master’s of Social Work (MSW) in 2013, I felt ready to tackle the world. I knew all about social justice. I had learned all the theories. I had learned about trauma. About the importance of community. The impact of racism and oppression. The endless cycle of poverty. White privilege. Cultural humility. I soaked it all in, and I couldn’t wait to start applying this knowledge in the field of social work. Cut to three weeks later, walking into my first day of work at a homeless shelter - and the undeniable truth that I had no idea what I was doing.