LIEBERMAN--Dr. Florence, a pioneer of clinical social work, was 93. She battled breast cancer for 25 years, but still was editing a new book and seeing clients. Professor emeritus at Hunter College School of Social Work, she wrote "Social Work with Children," "Before Addiction" and other books and established the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal. When the National Academies of Practice was formed to honor distinguished figures in health fields, she was elected the first president of its Social Work Academy. Survived by daughter Dr. Joan Kellerman and son Paul Lieberman. Services, 1:30pm, Monday at Frank E. Campbell funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue.
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Published in The New York Times on May 14, 2011