Rosalyn Benitez-Bloch

An interview with Dr. Rosalyn Benitez-Bloch as she discusses her wide-ranging professional life and involvement in the field of social work, and shares some of the insights she has gained and shared with others.

Dr. Benitez-Bloch, with a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare and a doctorate from the University of Southern California School Of Social Work, has a long and particularly distinguished career in various aspects of social work. She has held a variety of positions in the American Red Cross, Jewish Family Service of San Francisco, the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and Vista Child Care Service of Los Angeles. She has taught at UCLA School of Social Welfare and UCLA Extension, USC School of Social Work, Hebrew Union College, and the Andrus Gerontology Center at USC, University of Hawaii, and a number of other facilities. Her agency work and teaching have been characterized by innovations, about some of which she has written. She has lectured widely and conducted numerous workshops, served on a variety of advisory committees and boards, and has been an active participant in the work of a number of professional associations. Simultaneously with much of this work, she has conducted a private practice.

Interviewed by Hannah Hamovitch. Date of interview: 8-25-01. Length of interview: 2 hours 5 minutes. Transcript of interview: 51 pp.

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