What is the future of social work?:
In conversation with Michael Reisch
[Transcript of this podcast is found in the Reference tab below]
These are tough times. Several decades of neoliberal ideologies in politics and social policy has affected social work. Austerity measures are delivering further blows to the delivery of welfare and higher education. Michael Reisch talks to us about the future of social work through a critical lens.
Michael Reisch is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he has held faculty and administrative positions at six major U.S. universities, and in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and leadership positions in national, state, and local advocacy, professional, and social change organizations. He has published and presented widely on the history and philosophy of social welfare and social work, social justice concepts and practice, and contemporary policy issues. His work has been translated into ten languages and he has lectured in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. His books include The Road Not Taken: A History of Radical Social Work in the U.S.; From Charity to Enterprise: The Development of American Social Work in a Market Economy; Social Work in the 21st Century; The Handbook of Community Practice; Social Policy and Social Justice; and For the Common Good. Forthcoming books include The International Handbook of Social Justice, Politics and Social Work, and Social Work Practice and Social Justice. He has directed political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels in four states and been honoured by the Maryland General Assembly, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the National Association of Social Workers, and numerous local and national nonprofit organizations and universities.
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Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, June 1). What is the future of social work: In conversation with Michael Reisch [Episode 52]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/what-is-the-future-of-social-work/.