(1914–1996) Laura Epstein developed one of the earliest and most fully developed methods of social work intervention, task-centered treatment. This approach to practice was influential in the development of brief treatment approaches to psychotherapy. Her research is commonly used in graduate schools as a model of how a social intervention method is tested and refined during the initial years of implementation. Later in her career, she examined the influence of social structures and institutions on clinical social work practice in the 20th century.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.