Carol H. Meyer


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(1924–1996) Carol Meyer, social work educator and prolific writer, occupied a leadership position in the continuing development and adaptation of social work practice to a changing world for more than three decades. In the tradition of Mary Richmond and Gordon Hamilton, her primary theoretical contribution was the expansion and enrichment of the individualizing or assessment process, a theme that is central in her first published article, “Quest for a Broader Base for Family Diagnosis” (1959), as well as in one of her last works, the widely used 1993 volume Assessment in Social Work Practice. A major theme in her teaching and writing was that client need as identified through the assessment process, not agency purpose, should determine the direction of practice.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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