Fizdale, Ruth

Linda Beebe

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press

Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI:

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Ruth Fizdale (1908–1994) was a caseworker and administrator in health care. She was a pioneer in professionalizing social work working with many organizations such as NASW. For 19 years, she was executive director of the Arthur Lehman Counseling Service (ALCS).

Keywords: Ruth Fizdale; counseling; ALCS; NASW; fee-for-services system; charitable institution; professionalizing

Article.  426 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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