The Contemporary Family and the Responsibilities of the Social Worker in Direct Practice

By Herbert S. Strean

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1979

The author lays out some of the radical changes and challenges facing modern family life, including changing sexual mores and social ideals. He examines how social workers can help clients find satisfaction in family relationships. The author suggests clinicians ought to teach clients the "reality principle" -- that their role partners can never supply them with eternal bliss. To aim for omnipotence is to court disaster, says the author, but to accept imperfection permits much room for happiness. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.1, Fall 1979.

Topic: Social Services, Social Issues, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 56/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Strean, Herbert S. The Contemporary Family and the Responsibilities of the Social Worker in Direct Practice. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1979: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1707


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