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The views of a professor of social work about her sabbatical leave overseas as a point of transition in her academic career, and as an occasion for challenge and reflection in her life and work, are presented. She left to escape the pressures of duties, obligations, strictures, and expectations that surround a relatively successful academic career, as well as to learn new clinical social work skills and to gain in personal development. Issues concerning midlife, professional relationships, relationships between male and female clinicians, and separation from a familiar culture and personal ties are addressed. Philosophical, personal, and professional concerns are shared and illustrated by quotes from literature and philosophy. (SW)
College teachers, social workers, in-service training, teaching
The Office of Instructional Development, University of North Dakota
Loewenstein, Sophie Freud, "Last Sabbatical : A Midlife Journey" (1983). UND Publications. 107.