Perhaps the knowledge base and the process of education which we clinical social workers know to be effective, the professional practice which we know to be sound and to which we are committed, have differentiated us from those who were our peers. We are related to them but no longer the same as them. The direct service advocates and the indirect service adherents, traveling in different directions, relating to diverse goals, and trained in separate methods, have evolved into two different professional entities bearing as many differences as similarities. If this is so, I would like to conceive of our parting not as a schism but as an unfolding of differentiated professionals and professions each having its own validity.
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