Social Work and the Popular Psychotherapies

  title={Social Work and the Popular Psychotherapies},
  author={Harry Specht},
The profession of social work is on the verge of being engulfed by the popular psychotherapies. Origins of popular psychotherapies lie in early nineteenth-century American social movements and not in Freudian psychoanalysis as is commonly believed. A good grasp of the historical development of social work's engagement with the popular psychotherapies will help the profession clarify its mission in a modern community. This mission requires social work to separate itself from the popular… CONTINUE READING