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Parallels between Writing Biographies and Clinical Practice

Impact. Influence. Value.

Esther Urdang, PhD, MSS, LICSW, has practiced for many years in mental health and family agencies, hospitals, and private practice. At Boston College Graduate School of Social Work for 27 years, she taught clinical courses as adjunct associate professor and was assistant director of field education. Subsequently, Dr. Urdang was a research advisor at Smith College School for Social Work. Her published papers include In Defense of Process Recording, The Discipline of Faculty Advising, The Video Lab: Mirroring Reflections of Self and the Other, Becoming a Field Instructor: A Key Experience in Professional Development, and Awareness of Self—a Critical Tool. She has received the Simmons Alumni Special Recognition Award for her writing, twice for papers and once for the first edition of her textbook: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Interweaving the Inner and Outer Worlds. She is currently writing its third edition for Routledge Press.