Making Sense Of Human Situations Essay

1472 Words Sep 24th, 2015 null Page
Making sense of human situations, during times of crisis is a critical part of the helping process. Understanding this practice is both theoretically and experientially formed. Focusing on both the individual and familial systems from the initial engagement are the foundations of opening communication channels and developing an appropriate working relationship within their social concepts. Outcomes lead by correct interpretations during the initial engagement, are critical to the assessment process. The worker must identify themselves as part of the situation (Chenoweth & McAuliffe, 2015, p. 236), by engaging clients in a dialogical report; acknowledging personal biases and values. By raising aims through methods of ‘critical consciousness’ (Gray & Webb, 2009, p. 94) will support the service user’s involvement when making decisions, maxamising agency within the intervention process.
The case study provided allows for exploration and comparison of a range of practical theories teased out by the disciplinary nature of the case workers interpretative lens. According to Connolly and Harms, Howe identifies that ‘relationship-based social work…are at best a plaster on the deep wound of oppression’ (Connolly & Harms, 2012, p. 2). The ability’s to ask, observe and listen provides fertile grounds to unmask oppressive structures by engaging in praxis (Gray & Webb, 2009, p. 94) we can assist case users such as Patricia, to explore how oppressive power relations impact on their daily…

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