Lydia Rapoport


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(1923–1971) Lydia Rapoport, a prominent social work educator, theorist, and practitioner, was born in Vienna, Austria, and came to the United States with her parents in 1932. A graduate of Hunter College (1943), she received her MSS in psychiatric social work from Smith College School for Social Work in 1944 and became a psychiatric social worker in Chicago at the Michael Reese Hospital, University of Chicago hospitals, and the Jewish Children's Bureau. She also took a three-year training course in childhood psychoanalysis at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, becoming a specialist in treating emotionally disturbed children.


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