An occupation - alcoholism counseling - strives to gain professional status. Still a field largely dominated by counselors who derive their status more from personal attributes - the fact of being recovering alcoholics - rather than from achievement of impersonally applied standards, chemical dependency counseling is in a state of flux. This sociological analysis examines recent developments in the field. Special emphasis is on roles for social workers.
Wormer, Katherine van
"The Sociology of Alcoholism Counseling: A Social Worker's Perspective,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 13
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol13/iss3/15