The Contemporary Family and the Responsibilities of the Social Worker in Direct Practice
Publication Date: September 1979
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Herbert S. Strean
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Social patterns; Family; Social Services
Coverage: United States
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.