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Staying in the profession

The best definition of social work: "Our ability to treat the whole person sets us apart from other professions" ,,,,,

Many of the Wits University School of Social Work class of 1972. migrated into more lucrative professions, notably clinical psychology

My love affair with social work has stayed constant after 41 years - still passionate, still proud, still enjoying every moment - social workers are able to change the world one intervention at a time

There have been moments of heartbreak - as a third year student in a placement at a State Department of Health & Welfare, I visited a local shelter for unmarried mothers - met a resident expecting a baby by
a man who had married her while already married to someone else

Also, in fourth year psychiatry class - with fourth year medical students, attended a ward round in a local state psychiatric facility - the transgender patient being screened for surgery !

The visit to a house in a run down neighbourhood, where every single copper pipe for water and electricity,
had been gouged out of the walls - big gaping holes everywhere !!

It won't be hard to fill the amount of space left - just too exhausting !

Ruth Katz 56 days ago

Love

Haha. This rings so true of my own love of Social Work. Not married yet but hopefully I will get a husband that can understand.

Pettia 227 days ago

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