REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE AND LIFE: HOW ONE INFORMS AND CREATES THE OTHER.
AbstractI am standing at a crossroads. It is an uneasy place to tarry. I have been a social worker for most of my life. I have tolerated my own ambivalence about social work education, and about the profession of social work. In this narrative I will tolerate my own ambivalence about practice itself - and about myself in the process. I will explore themes and events that appear in my practice and my life - love and hate, joy and pain, trial and triumph. I will share my first formal group work experience in detail as it contains many metaphors for my ongoing struggle and commitment. / will also reflect on cases, other groups, and experiences that bring these themes into the present time. The story begins in 1966. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
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