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November 1933

The Approach to the Parent (A Study in Social Treatment).

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(5):1192. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240170244024

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Abstract

The interest in this book lies in the fact that Miss Heath, through four of her own cases carried over a period of eight years, traces the changing philosophy of her own thinking. In general, one can agree with her premise that objective case work implies that the social worker have a good understanding of herself so that her work may be a working out of the client's difficulties rather than the development of a relationship which meets the emotional needs of the social worker. Her cases, too, illustrate nicely the service a trained person can give in smoothing out environmental difficulties which are contributing factors to a child's maladjustment. The freudian school might well take issue with her on her conception of the passive approach since, in the cases she gives, the social worker seems to furnish the solution and looks to the client to live up to her

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