Social work needs a theoretical perspective that will provide impetus to the development of its unique function: social assessment and social intervention. The images and concepts characterizing symbolic interactionism seem to have the potential of meeting this need. This paper explores the perspective with the intent of suggesting its utility for assessing and intervening in interpersonal and environmental circumstances.
"Symbolic Interactionism and Social Assessment,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol6/iss1/5