ERIC Number: ED098278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Dynamics of Racism in Social Work Practice.
Goodman, James A., Ed.
This group of articles represents an attempt to offer a perspective on the therapeutic encounters between blacks and whites in the client-worker relationship, in which the problems in black-white interaction must be seen in the context of the societal forces that give rise to dysfunctional behavior at all levels of the community. The articles selected for Part 1, "The Setting," put the problem of black oppression in perspective. The section on treatment, Part 2, attempts to look at the problems and the hopes blacks and whites experience when they work together in helping ways. It also provides a basis for evaluating the unique ways in which sociocultural and ethnic considerations impinge on the capacity of the client and therapist to reach each other in order to confront the problem at hand. Although the articles on community organization--Part 3--are more descriptive than analytic, most of them stress the need for knowledge and skill. Part 4, on professional education, analyzes current educational practice, but also offers proposals to be tested in future educational endeavors. There is clear awareness that findings about reciprocal attitudes of whites and nonblack minority groups, explored in Part 5, are of concern. Yet most of the theory and much of the research has been related to black-white issues. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black History, Community Development, Community Organizations, Curriculum Development, Minority Groups, Professional Education, Psychotherapy, Racial Attitudes, Racism, Social Influences, Social Structure, Social Work, Social Workers, United States History
National Association of Social Workers, 1425 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($6.50, paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.