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In Memoriam - Eda Goldstein


Eda Goldstein

 On June 21, 2011, one of social work’s preeminent scholars, Eda Goldstein, passed away unexpectedly. Known as the authority on the application of psychoanalytic theory to clinical social work practice, Dr. Goldstein’s influence was extensive and her contributions to the profession will be recognized for years to come. She received her DSW from Columbia University and joined the faculty of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work in 1981 where she taught courses in contemporary psychodynamic theory and clinical practice, and held a number of posts including Director of the PhD Program and Chair of the Social Work Practice Curriculum Area. Dr. Goldstein published numerous works, including the well-known and widely-used text, Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice. She served as Chair of the Licensing Task Force for the --- Chapter of NASW, and was a recognized scholar in the National Academy of Practice. Before joining the Silver School faculty, Dr. Goldstein was Assistant Director for Staff Development of the Social Work Department of New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center’s Westchester Division.






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