Work as a Psychologically Common Core for Social Services

By William Gellman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1959

The purpose of this paper is examine the proposition that the work life and the productive roles incident thereto are as significant as the emotional life for individual well-being in our society, and to explore the implications of a psychosocial approach based upon the concept of productive roles. It is suggested that the concept of social roles can serve as a basis for reality-oriented therapeutic method, which combines psychological and social aspects of personality. The importance of the productive realm reflects the desirability of casework, vocation, and rehabilitation agencies to focus on treatment that is oriented towards psychosocial aspects and the assumption of a productive role. With efforts focused on these areas maturity can be achieved with the enactment of the stated role.

Topic: Workplace, Psychology/Psychiatry, Disability and Special Needs, Family, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 2

Page Number(s): 219-224

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gellman, William. Work as a Psychologically Common Core for Social Services. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1959: 219-224.


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