In Defense of the Psycho-Social Orientation in the Jewish Community Center
Publication Date: March 1980
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): David Dubin
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Organizational Development; Social Services
Coverage: United States
The author discusses the recent trend away from the traditional social work-oriented conception of the Jewish community center, detailing specific aspects of centers which seem incompatible with behavior-oriented social work. Nonetheless, the author argues, professional staff are better equipped to help people when they are able to understand needs based on a clinical grasp of behavior. He advocates the resurrection of the psycho-social orientation to enrich agency services.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.3, Spring 1980.