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November 15, 1941

Psychiatric Social Work

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1749. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460087035

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This volume is primarily an outline of professional psychiatric social work to show the various aspects of that field and to consider the various problems and interests which affect the psychiatric social worker. The history and development of the field are dealt with rather extensively, as are the more strictly professional problems such as the pay of the social worker, his professional relationships, the type of work he would do in various types of hospitals and clinics, and the development of treatment procedures to be carried out by this professional group. This last aspect forms the most interesting chapter in the book because there is a discussion, too brief in many instances, of treatment procedures which are in use in adjusting life problems of adult and child. There is a consideration in several places of the equipment in terms of training and experience that a psychiatric social worker should have,

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