(1924–1990) Beulah Rothman dedicated most of her life to the education, research, practice, and expansion of social work with groups. A native of New York City, she graduated from Long Island University (1945) and received MSW and DSW degrees from Columbia University School of Social Work (1947 and 1963, respectively). In 1957 Adelphi University School of Social Work employed Rothman as the first chairperson of its group work sequence. She subsequently became associate dean and director of the doctoral program until her retirement in 1981. Moving to Florida in 1981, she became Distinguished Professor at Barry University School of Social Work where she developed the PhD program and served as director. One of the three founders of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG), Rothman served on its board. In 1983 she founded the Center for Group Work Studies, which became the Florida chapter of AASWG in 1988. Rothman served as its executive director and co-chaired AASWG's 12th Annual Symposium in Miami.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.