Howard Parad

Dr. Professor, USC School of Social Work. Social Worker.

Interviewed by Dr. Carl Shafer. Date of interview: 4-5-99. 2 cassette tapes. Length of interview: 1 hour and 21 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Beginnings in social work; education and interest in social work, at Harvard; World War II experience in medical corps; graduate work in social work at Boston University; influences leading to doctoral work at Columbia; nature of social work after World War II; experiences as academic; Dean, Smith School of Social Work; recruitment of students to social work; recruitment of minority students to Smith; failure to implement a clinical social work doctorate at USC; failure of managed care; group therapy; present students' lack of understanding of history of social work.

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcription.
  • CSWA Oral History Agreement Release form and CSWA interview guidelines.
  • Curriculum Vitae and one 2 ¼ x 2 ¾ in. photograph of Dr. Howard Parad.
  • Handwritten note dated 9-7-99 from Dr. Carl Shafer to Frances Feldman re interview.
  • Biographical and career sketches, by Dr. Howard J. Parad.
  • Download the transcript: 

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