In this article, Florence Day considered the different challenges social work departments and psychology departments faced in collaborating with clinics providing real-world services. She suggested ways in which the two departments might learn from each other and also why they were distinct.
Using the case study of the Smith College School for Social Work, Associate Director Annette Garrett explained how students learned social work through the Block Plan of two nine months sessions of supervision in a field work internship, sandwiched between three summers of intense coursework.
In this 1949 article, Associate Director Annette Garrett discusses different types and gradations of relationships between clients and social workers, including, but not limited to, transference.
Bertha Capen Reynolds was a pioneer educator and practitioner in the field of social work and an innovative writer on broader social subjects. An extended oral history interview follows a brief biography of her.
A collection of songs lyrics they from the early days of the school to celebrate its 65th Anniversary in 1983.
A 1944 article in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly in which a New York Smith Club panel meeting points up important wartime social work being done by alumnae and by graduates of the Smith School for Social Work.
In her oral history about attending SSW in the mid 1980s, Joanne Frustaci said “the racism course” was a standard part of the curriculum and, in her experience, the only class during which race was discussed. How does her experience fit into the history of the SSW curriculum? Explore this page to find out!
With the SSW coming up on its 30th Anniversary, Florence Day and Annette Garrett decided to launch the Program for Advanced Study. The New York Times covered the new direction they planned.
In this video, alumnae remember the complicated learning relationships they had with SSW faculty, including being challenged and inspired. The diverse years the alumnae graduated in also shows changes in the way faculty and students related to each other.