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White, Michael  

Phylis J. Peterman

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Aug 2016
Michael White (1948–2008), academic, researcher, adventurer, and athlete, is known as a leading developer of narrative family therapy. Narrative family therapy focuses on empowerment, ... More

Knee, Ruth Irelan  

Kenneth R. Wedel

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May 2016
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Ruth Irelan Knee (1920–2008) was a leading social worker in the formative years of public mental health programming and was a contributor to the “patients’ rights movement” for ... More

Solo Athumani Solo  

Helmut Spitzer

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Jan 2016
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Solo Athumani Solo (1959–2004) was an influential social work practitioner and educator in Tanzania. His professional life was dedicated to the advocacy of children’s rights and the ... More

Dumpson, James R.  

Nancy Boyd Webb

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Aug 2015
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James R. Dumpson (1909–2012) was the first African American dean of a non-black school of social work following a career in public service in New York where he worked tirelessly to promote ... More

Weick, Ann T.  

Alice Lieberman

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Jun 2015
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Ann Weick was the dean of the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (1987–2006) and a principal developer of the underlying rationale for the strengths perspective in social work ... More

Saleebey, M. Dennis  

Alice Lieberman

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Jun 2015
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Dennis Saleebey was Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (1987–2006), and one of the most important scholars in the development and extension of the strengths ... More

Farmaian, Sattareh Farman  

Karen Smith Rotabi

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Jun 2015
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Sattareh Farman Farmaian (1921–2012) founded the Tehran School of Social Work in Iran.

Guang, Lu  

Yen Yi Huang and Andy Yung Hsing Kao

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Jan 2015
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Lu Guang (1913–2001) spent his career in social work as a government officer and educator in Taiwan, where he devoted his efforts toward community development by organizing university ... More

Yeh, Chu-Sheng  

Juei-king Lee

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Dec 2014
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Chu-Sheng Yeh (1915–2008) promoted the well-being of children and youth in the areas of education, health, and social welfare. Professor Yeh established two programs related to social ... More

Liao, Rong-li  

Wan-I Lin

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Dec 2014
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Rong-li Liao (1936–2010) was a psychiatric social worker and educator. He was a professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the National Taiwan University from 1970 to 1996 ... More

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