Although social work is viewed as a human service profession, with the implicit assumption that it is humanistically oriented, an examination of some of the theoretical orientations, practice settings and practice methodology will reveal a number of paradoxes, problems, and potential promises. I do not claim to provide more than a sampling, to provide a more exhaustive analysis would require considerably more time than is available.
"Humanism and Social Work Paradoxes, Problems, and Promises,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol8/iss1/2