The psychoanalytic social worker/the social work psychoanalyst: What shall be our message?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Many social workers experience a powerful bond with their profession and with the contributions of psychoanalysis. This paper explores these bonds and demonstrates the substantial overlap, and occasional divergence, which exists between these two important fields. It is especially gratifying to see the renewed emphasis on the treatment relationship in contemporary psychoanalytic writings because the relationship has always been central to social work practice. Finally, all psychoanalytic social workers are encouraged to invest themselves in transferring the legacy of their work to beginning social workers, social work students, and the generations of social workers that will follow them.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyer, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 355 - 367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-1674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1005163721648

Citation Source

  • Scopus