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Social worker

Dorothy Dobransky Ferrell, American social worker. Certified clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, North Carolina. Recipient Isabell Carter Social Week award, North Carolina Association Social Workers in Mental Health, 1976; named Social Worker of the Year, National Association Social Workers, North Carolina chapter, 1990, Clinical Social Worker of Year, 1999.

Background

Ferrell, Dorothy Dobransky was born on November 28, 1922 in St. Louis. Daughter of Jacob and Bessie (Herman) Dobransky.

Education

Bachelor, University Missouri, 1943. Master of Social Work, University North Carolina, 1964.

Career

Executive director Wake County Family Svc.-Travelers Aid, Raleigh, 1950-1954. Social worker Dorothea Dix Hospital, 1954-1956. Supervisor social work Lynchburgh (Virginia) Training School, 1958-1960.

Social worker Family Service Agency, Lynchburg, 1960-1962, Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, 1962-1963. Social work supervisor John Umstead Hospital, Butner, North Carolina, 1964-1965, Department Mental Health, Raleigh, 1965-1973. Private practice Raleigh Psychiatric Associates, 1973-1988.

Private practice psychiatric social work Raleigh, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Certified clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, North Carolina.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, antiques, travel, geneology.

Connections

Married James K. Ferrell, March 19, 1943. Children: Janet M., John K.

father:
Jacob Dobransky

mother:
Bessie (Herman) Dobransky

spouse:
James K. Ferrell

child:
Janet M. Ferrell

child:
John K. Ferrell