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Bereavement Practice  

Mary Sormanti

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Jun 2013
Bereavement, which is the circumstance of having experienced the death of a significant other, is associated with significant emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social ... More

Berg, Insoo Kim  

Teri Pichot

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Sep 2014
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Insoo Kim Berg, MSW (1934–2007), along with her husband, Steve de Shazer, was a primary developer of solution-focused brief therapy. She was a prolific author as well as a gifted clinician ... More

Berry, Margaret  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Jun 2013
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Margaret Berry (1915–2002) was Executive Director of the National Conference on Social Welfare from 1972 to 1979. She was actively involved in developing group work activities on an ... More

Best Practices  

Edward J. Mullen, Jennifer L. Bellamy, and Sarah E. Bledsoe

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Jun 2013
This entry describes best practices as these are used in social work. The term best practices originated in the organizational management literature in the context of performance ... More

Bethune, Mary McLeod  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955) was a teacher committed to the education and development of Black women. Her role as president of the National Association of Colored Women led to the ... More

Beveridge, Lord William  

James Midgley

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Jun 2013
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Lord William Beveridge (1879–1963) was one of the founders of the British welfare state. His report of 1942 formed the basis for the Labour Government's social policies between 1945 and ... More

Bioethics  

Larry W. Foster

Bioethics and biomedical ethics are defined. Common bioethical concepts, exemplary moral values, fundamental ethical principles, general ethical theories, and approaches to moral reasoning ... More

Bisexuality  

Laura S. Abrams

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Jun 2013
This entry explores past and present social-scientific lenses concerning bisexuality. The author traces the rise of a bisexual movement in the 1970s to present times. The entry concludes ... More

Blackey, Eileen  

Margaret Daniel

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Jun 2013
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Eileen Blackey (1902–1979) was a social worker and consultant who helped establish schools of social work in Hawaii and at Hebrew University in Israel. She was Dean of the School of Social ... More

Blindness and Visual Impairment  

Adrienne Asch and Nancy R. Mudrick

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Jun 2013
Significant visual impairment affects ~8 million Americans, 1.8 million of whom are blind and must find nonvisual methods of performing life roles. Social workers should not assume that ... More

Bogardus, Emory  

Frances Feldman and Haluk Soydan

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Jun 2013
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Emory Bogardus (1882–1973) established the first Sociology Department in the West in 1915. His study on “social distance” is still used to examine cultural, ethnic, and religious ... More

Borderline Personality Disorder  

Gloria Hegge

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Mar 2017
The historical development of the borderline concept is traced up through the development of the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Treatments for BPD during the 1970s and ... More

Böszörményi-Nagy, Ivan  

Carole Zugazaga

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Jul 2013
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Ivan Böszörményi-Nagy (1920–2007) was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist and one of the founders of the field of family therapy. He emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1950.

Brace, Charles Loring  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890) was a writer, minister, and social reformer. He worked with homeless children, initiating child welfare services, and was the founder and executive ... More

Brager, George  

Stephen Holloway

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Jun 2013
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George Brager (1922–2003) was a social work educator, administrator, and social activist who worked primarily in New York City. He developed innovative community programs which had ... More

Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948) was an educator and social activist, based in Chicago. She taught the first course in public welfare administration and developed a postgraduate ... More

Briar, Scott  

Jennifer Briar-Bonpane and Katharine Briar-Lawson

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Jun 2013
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Scott Briar (1926–1998) was a practitioner, researcher, scholar, and leader who championed research-informed practice and helped shape modern casework. He was Dean of Washington School of ... More

Brockway, Zebulon Reed  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827–1920) was a prison reformer primarily associated with New York State Reformatory in Elmira. A believer in rehabilitation rather than punishment, he initiated a ... More

Brown, W. Gertrude  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Sep 2013
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Biographies

Willie G. Brown, later known as W. Gertrude Brown (1888–1939), was a phenomenal woman and an activist for racial justice and the rights of women and children.

Bruno, Frank John  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Frank John Bruno (1874–1955) was an administrator and educator whose expertise and leadership influenced American social work. Working initially with the Associated Charities, he moved ... More

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