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April 1926


Arch NeurPsych. 1926;15(4):533-534. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200220146015

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This series of lectures was prepared in the spring of 1923 for the New Haven Council of Social Agencies with the cooperation of Yale University. The objective, the utilization of the psychiatrist's contributions for the recognition and correction of conduct disorders, was attained so satisfactorily that publication resulted. The social case worker deals with a vast number of psychiatric cases, many of which can be adjusted by her, working at times independently, at times with the cooperation of the psychiatrist. The type of case she is particularly trained and qualified to treat is admirably set forth by Miss Jessie Taft. What kind of training she is to have and how well her problems are covered by such training in psychiatric social work as she may now have in several universities remains to be determined. Certainly she has therapeutic advantages over the psychiatrist when the solution of the social difficulty lies

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