Each of our amazing board members chose the profession of social work for a reason and we would like to share their stories with you. Stay tuned for a post about each of the social workers who represent YOU on the NASW-NC Board.
Bruce Eads, MSW, LCSW
South Piedmont District Representative (2012-2014)
My journey to the Board and my social work career likely began before I knew it was happening. This is my third, and final, career in my life. This particular journey began to take shape as I discovered my most frequent contact with some of my friends and even strangers occurred more as problem solving and crisis resolution than just a social event.
Once I reached a point where I could no longer work as a carpenter, I worked my way through college and developed the skills needed to become a therapist. Reaching my master’s degree in social work was the beginning of a new journey of learning and experience that I find more rewarding than any work I have ever tried. Serving on the NASW-NC Board of Directors is adding to that journey as I have been able to see greater needs and opportunities to do my small part to reduce suffering.
While I am not certain how many more years I will work, I do know I will work as a clinical social worker, and provide the best therapies I can practice for those who trust me to help.