(1891–1980) Marion Edwena Kenworthy was a pioneer in introducing psychoanalytic concepts into a social work curriculum. She was influential in the professionalization of social work, playing a role in heightening the profile of social workers both in the World War lI military and in the juvenile justice system in New York City. A nationally renowned psychiatrist, Kenworthy increased the recognition of the value of the social work profession within her own discipline as she helped define roles for both professions and fostered interdisciplinary teamwork in various mental health forums throughout her career.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.