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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2001): Social Care - Overseas

BEYOND THERAPY: BRINGING SOCIAL WORK BACK TO HUMAN SERVICES REFORM

W.B. Jacobson

Social Work, Vol. 46, 2001, p. 51-61

Argues that the encroachment of therapeutic practice on social work has led the profession away from involvement in innovative systems reform and social change work. Article considers the case for reversing this trend, and explores one particular strategy for achieving this: altering the therapeutic orientation of the "helping" or service relationship.