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Constructivist social work and personal construct theory: the case of psychological trauma

Butt, Trevor and Parton, Nigel (2005) Constructivist social work and personal construct theory: the case of psychological trauma. British Journal of Social Work, 35 (6). pp. 793-806. ISSN 1468-263X

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    Abstract

    The complex and changing relationship between theory and practice in social work has received increasing attention in recent years. Parton (2000) has advocated a constructionist approach that underlines the similarity between the roles of the researcher and the practitioner. Personal construct theory (Kelly, 1955) is one member of the constructionist family that has particular implications for social work practice. It evolved as a pragmatic approach to psychotherapy, advocating a research supervisor/student model of the practitioner/client relationship. In this article, we elaborate its application to social work practice, drawing on contemporary work in the fields of trauma and loss to illustrate its value.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © The Author 2005. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: personal constructs, constructionism, theory, practice, trauma, grief
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/340

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