What Are the Similarities and Differences of Case Work and Group Work? A Committee Report

By Myron B. Blanchard

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1948

This piece presents the committee report on the similarities and differences of casework and group work. The author asserts that there has been considerable discussion of late whether a professionally trained social worker can do both group work and case work on one job. Concretely, the question is whether a group worker with training in casework can handle the group and at the same time function as a caseworker for and on behalf of individuals within the group. The final analysis from the committee report asserted that as representatives of two disciplines, it was invaluable to come together to learn about how important it was to know about individuals in order to work with them more effectively. The report adds that the experience will enable both disciplines to achieve a similar understanding of human beings and how they function, while differing in the way in which each discipline decides to use the understanding.

Topic: Methodology, Social Work, Professional Development

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.2

Page Number(s): 225-233

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Blanchard, Myron B. What Are the Similarities and Differences of Case Work and Group Work? A Committee Report. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1948: 225-233. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7313


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