CAUSES OF HOMELESSNESS.
Impact of conservative policies, gulf between rich & poor, global & local economic restructuring, changing social & welfare planning, housing conditions.
American Psychiatric Institutions
Reviews two books from David A. Rothman (1971) and Phillip Cushman (1995) respectively detail transformations in American psychiatric institutions and the American psyche as defined by psychiatry, in The Discovery of the Asylum and Constructing the Self and Constructing America. This paper provides a critique of each.
CONCEPTS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
Analysis of 2 approaches: biomedical model vs psychodynamic model. Effectiveness of each approach & treatment.
Reasons for & effects of controlling deviant behavior from social worker perspective. Crime, drug abuse, empowerment, welfare, role of family & community.
Religion's philosophy, history & development, family life, practices, blood transfusions, membership requirements, founders, end of the world predictions.
IRISH IMMIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA.
Reasons for massive immigration. Political relationship of Ireland and Great Britain. Early 17th century migration of Irish people to America as indentured servants. Massive migration of the 19th century caused by British public policy and the potato famine. The terrible conditions crossing the ocean. American negative reaction of the Irish immigrants.
Psychological literature, The philosophy, methods & effectiveness of humanist, non-directive therapy techniques. Focus is on Carl Rogers.
MOTHER DONIT FORE THE BEST. (JUDITH A.DULBERGER).
Selected correspondence between superintendent of 19th Century orphanage & poverty stricken parents who left children, foster families & children who left orphanage. Critical review of historical material.
Axis Medical Experiments on Humans
Compares and contrasts Japanese and Nazi medical and scientific experiments on human beings without their consent, performed by German and Japanese doctors from 1933-1945. The German experiments on concentration camp prisoners. The Japanese experiments carried out in Manchuria and China, carried out chiefly to support Japanese biological warfare programs; role played by the United States after the War. Indifference of both Nazi Germans and the Japanese to their victims