Revisiting the Use of Self
Questioning Professional Identities
Edited by Deena Mandell
Revisiting the Use of Self by Deena Mandell
Book DescriptionIn recent years, several developments have stimulated new ways of thinking about the social worker's "self" or "selves" in all aspects of practice. The focus on practice with diverse populations, and the emphasis on "anti-oppressive" practice have highlighted elements of the relationship between social worker and client. The objective of this book is threefold: 1. Offer the reader a historical/developmental overview of the concept of "use of self" and critically explore its adequacy for contemporary ethical practice. 2. Provide the reader with first-person, practitioners' accounts of their own "use of self" in examples of reflective practice approaches. 3. Broaden the scope of the concept of critical "use of self" to fields of service where it is under-theorized in, for example, community work and corrections.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551303345
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Deena Mandell
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The essays in this volume, by authors from around the world, raise questions about the boundaries of social work and the use of extralegal action in the pursuit of human rights and social justice.
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Author Biography - Deena Mandell
Deena Mandell is Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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