A study of reactions to reassignment in twenty cases at the Worcester Youth Guidance Center
Lurier, Janice Evelyn
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It is the purpose of this study to investigate the client's reactions to his reassignment from one social caseworker to another. The problem of reassignment is one which confronts social workers in every setting and occurs frequently enough to warrant detailed analysis of its effects on the client. Although there are various reasons for case reassignment, the focus of this study is on those occasioned by the departure of the worker, since social workers seem to comprise a rather transient professional group. The relationship between client and worker is the essence of social casework. Since the disruption of this relationship has profound significance to the client and can create technical problems, the worker has a professional obligation to define, understand, and manage these problems. It is with this obligation in mind that the author undertakes this study.
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University