Time as the Medium of the Helping Process

By Jessie Taft

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1949

The author's main goal in this paper is to discuss the time element in casework, specifically in regards to the separation phase of the helping process (i.e., when the patient leaves therapy). Though surely not intended for the layman, Taft's insightful piece touches on topics such as the functional approach of casework, the psychological backdrop of the helping process, the thoughts and motivations of both the helper and the patient, and the core differences between Rankian and Freudian psychoanalytic therapy, particularly in relation to the time element, among many other subjects. Ultimately, the author explores the human condition by delving into the conundrum of the medium of time.

Topic: Social Services, Social Work, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.2

Page Number(s): 189-198

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Taft, Jessie. Time as the Medium of the Helping Process. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1949: 189-198. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5319


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