AASW – Social Work People Podcast

Where two waters meet: Decolonising the human services


Although she has two Ph D's, Dr Lorraine Muller considers herself only one among many knowledge holders.  Her book proposes a process for decolonising our work in the human services and contains many messages for social workers.  In this conversation,  she describes why and how we can all commence this journey with hope and respect.



Muller, L. A Theory for Indigenous Health and Human Service work: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practice, Routledge (2014

AASW : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Actions

AASW: Acknowledgement Statement Aboriginal and Torres Islander People

AASW Preparing for Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Social Work Practice in Australia: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Islander People

AASW Reconciliation week 2020 interview with Linda Ford 

Archie Roach: Took the children away

Archie Roach’s’ Took the Children Away’: How one song galvanized a nation. The Guardian, November 12 2020



The AASW respectfully acknowledges the past and present traditional owners and on-going custodians of the land on which we meet.  We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, their ancestors and families, and to Elders of other communities who may be present.

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Season 1