The Psychiatric Social Worker and the Team Approach: A Study of the Total Case Load (222) at Guidance Clinic, Queens County Branch, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn, 1955-1958
As man increases in the knowledge of self and his surroundings, the duty towards his fellow man becomes clearer. We who take up this duty as a means of livelihood as well as a fulfillment of personality have additional responsibilities and, therefore, greater need for insight. Social Service, rooted as it is in the needs of ones fellow man and growing with the increased social conscience of our age, demands of us who serve its cause, a knowledge of our role in the fabric of society. Among other things, we have a treatment role. This role is not easily discerned, however, because of the numerous and different settings the social worker practices in. But confusion does not call for despair, it looks to insight. This is the motivation of the present study. The writer has attempted to look into his own area of practice and setting in an attempt to discern the social worker’s role. It can only be hoped that as this process is repeated again and again by other workers in different settings, a store of knowledge for greater insights will be amassed, and, as a result, the value of our service increased.
Mental health|Clinical psychology|Social work
Ayres, Edward John, "The Psychiatric Social Worker and the Team Approach: A Study of the Total Case Load (222) at Guidance Clinic, Queens County Branch, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn, 1955-1958" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509523.