April 2023 Newsletter: “How I Started Validation” by Naomi Feil

In 1956, I was 24 years old, graduated, Cum Laude, specializing in “Psychiatric Group Work” from Columbia University, in New York City. After a stint as a social worker at Bird S. Kohler Hospital, I began The Group Work Department at Montefiore Home for The Aged, in Cleveland, Ohio.