Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility by Ann Burack-Weiss,Lynn Sara Lawrence,Lynne Bamat

By Ann Burack-Weiss,Lynn Sara Lawrence,Lynne Bamat Mijangos,Rita Charon

Narrative in Social paintings Practice gains first-person debts from social staff who've effectively built-in narrative conception and ways into their perform. participants describe leading edge and potent interventions with a variety of members, households, and teams dealing with quite a few lifestyles demanding situations. One writer discusses the relations predicament that ensues while a promising teenage woman without warning takes to her mattress for a number of years; one other brings narrative perform to a Bronx trauma middle; and one other reveals that poetry writing can enhance the lives of individuals dwelling with dementia. In a few chapters, practitioners flip narrative concepts inward and use them as autos of self-discovery. Settings variety from hospitals and clinics to a graduate college and a case administration enterprise. Many chapters illustrate the deep dating among inner most problems and public issues.

Throughout, Narrative in Social paintings Practice showcases the flexibleness and attraction of narrative tools and demonstrates how they are often empowering and pleasurable for consumers and social staff alike. It additionally highlights how the differential use of narrative thoughts can satisfy the necessary middle knowledge of the social paintings career in artistic and impressive ways.

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