This paper looks at effects of the quest for "professional identity" upon social work education and practice. Professionalization in social work is seen as consisting of two major components: concern with producing effective service for clients and concern with gaining autonomy. The impact of these two goals, and the tension between them, is discussed in relation to social work knowledge-base expansion in the 1950's, and developments in the history of undergraduate social work education.
"Professionalism and Social Work Education: Substance and Structure,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 5:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol5/iss2/4
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