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Beckerman, Dr. Aaron

Dr. Aaron Beckerman (d. 2012) received his MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work in 1951 and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Columbia University, School of Social Work in 1953. Early in his professional career, Dr. Beckerman worked 12 years as a social work practitioner/supervisor in community centers and psychiatric hospitals. From 1966 – 1970 he taught at Hunter College School of Social Work; and from 1970 – 2000 he was on the faculty of Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. In addition to his teaching, he held a part-time position for 28 years as Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine serving as seminar group leader with medical students, medical interns and medical residents.

Dr. Beckerman was a NASW Social Work Pioneer who in retirement co-founded “Rekindling Reform,” a New York health advocacy organization with 72 sponsors supporting universal health care. (www.rekindlingreform.org)

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