In this article, Florence Day considered the different challenges social work departments and psychology departments faced in collaborating with clinics providing real-world services. She suggested ways in which the two departments might learn from each other and also why they were distinct.
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Florence Day, “A Study of Casework Practice,” 1935
Florence Day reviewed recent casework studies in order to evaluate current casework practice by starting with social workers’ experiences rather than starting with theory. This, then, might reassure those social workers who questioned the new emphasis on theory in their profession by giving evidence for which ones worked in which settings. Bertha Capen Reynolds’s response is also printed.
Annette Garrett, “Learning through Supervision,” 1954
Using the case study of the Smith College School for Social Work, Associate Director Annette Garrett explained how students learned social work through the Block Plan of two nine months sessions of supervision in a field work internship, sandwiched between three summers of intense coursework.
Annette Garrett, “Worker-Client Relationship,” 1949
In this 1949 article, Associate Director Annette Garrett discusses different types and gradations of relationships between clients and social workers, including, but not limited to, transference.
Angelika Robertson, “Focus on Women,” 1979
In this 1979 essay, Angelika Robertson describes the projects she and other fellows pursued while at the SSW New Research Center. She frames the value of the center to her professional life through the lens of coming back to academia after having her second child.
The MSW Thesis: A Rich and Scholarly Tradition
Dean Anita Lightburn shares with the Journal her thoughts about the social work profession and her goals for the future of the Smith College School for Social Work.