Dr. Judith Siegel Shares Reflections of Family Social Work Pioneers in Journal of Family Social Work Series
Professor Judith Siegel, who is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Social Work, recently completed a seven-part interview series for the publication with family social work pioneers who have made significant contributions to the field.
Dr. Siegel's conversations with Ray Bardill, PhD, MSSW; Nancy Boyd-Webb, DSW, LICSW, BCD, RPT-S; Virginia Goldner, PhD; Ann Hartman, DSW; Monica McGoldrick, LCSW; Jill Savege Scharff, MD; and Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD are all available on the Journal of Family Social Work website. Not only are the transcripts posted in text and PDF form but also audio of the conversations may be downloaded by selecting the “Supplemental” tab under each interview’s title.
The conversations shed light on how these luminaries got their start in family therapy, how they shaped the field’s evolution, their perspectives on how it has changed, and what they would advise people just entering the field.
“These are remarkable people who have shaped the field of family therapy and social work, and for whom I have tremendous fondness and respect,” said Dr. Siegel. “I wanted to capture as much as I could of their experiences and ideas so they would be held in time for future generations.”