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The perception of the professional self of social workers in private practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Schenck, C. J. en
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Colette Evelyn en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:55:17Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Davidson, Colette Evelyn (2009) The perception of the professional self of social workers in private practice, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1652> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1652
dc.description Social workers in private practice
dc.description.abstract Social work in South Africa appears to have low status and a negative ”welfare” image. The general public seems to regard social workers and the profession with disdain and for the most part is ignorant of what social workers do apart from handing out grants and removing children from their families. This exploratory research focuses on social workers in private practice - how they view their professional selves, the factors that contribute to the development of their professional selves and the factors that hinder or facilitate this development. The impact of public opinion on social workers in private practice is explored and possible solutions to problems experienced by these private practitioners are sought. Modern and postmodern paradigms are summarised as a background to the Rogerian theory, constructivist philosophy and social constructionist theory that underlie this research. The researcher explores the perceptions of each respondent who shares his/her particular reality with the researcher through the meanings he/she attributes to his/her experiences. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (94, 13 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Professional self en
dc.subject Image en
dc.subject Status en
dc.subject Private practitioners/social workers in private practice en
dc.subject Private practice en
dc.subject.ddc 361.320968
dc.subject.lcsh Client-centered psychotherapy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Private practice social work -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health services -- Practice -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Psychiatry -- Practice -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Psychiatric social work -- Practice -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Social workers -- Mental health services -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Social service -- Public opinion -- South Africa
dc.title The perception of the professional self of social workers in private practice en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social work en
dc.description.degree M.A (Social Science (Mental Health)) en


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