Anne Minahan


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(1925–2005) Anne Minahan, professor at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1967 until her retirement in 1985, was a leader in social work education and social work practice. In 1973, with Professor Allen Pincus, Professor Minahan wrote Social Work Practice, Model and Method, which became the standard social work practice text in schools of social work throughout the U.S. and internationally. Discussing the importance of the book, the NASW News explained it “revolutionized the way social work practice was viewed…[It] introduced the ideas of systems theory, change agent, client system and action system and … was used by social programs worldwide.” Professor Minahan was very active in both the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education. She was editor in chief of Social Work: The Journal of the National Association of Social Workers from 1979–1982 and editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Social Work, 18th Edition.

From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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