History of the Social Casework Method

  • Emmanuel Janagan Johnson
  • Camille L. Huggins
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Social Work book series (BRIEFSSOWO)


Social casework method has a rich history with various iterations to work with individuals, families, and people suffering from mental illness or working in schools. This chapter provides a historical account of how the social casework method was created in its various iterations by many originators and pioneers in the field. Social casework method has been used in various countries because of its universality. This chapter will also outline the Principles of the casework method.


History Social casework Definitions Principles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Janagan Johnson
    • 1
  • Camille L. Huggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences St. Augustine CampusThe University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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