• Diane B. Byington Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, Co


Al was my first client at a detoxification center. In my youth I tried to save him, but did not. I did learn from Al about humility and boundaries. I now use the story about working with AL in my teaching. It captures the disappointment I felt in me and my client, and built within me a new place to explore the balance between heart and mind. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Byington, D. B. (2014). REMEMBERING AL. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 2(2), 21–24. Retrieved from



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