Self-awareness and reflection: exploring the 'therapeutic use of self'

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Kwaitek, Elaine ; McKenzie, Karen ; Loads, Daphne (2005)
  • Publisher: RCN Publishing
  • Subject: C800
    acm: InformationSystems_INFORMATIONINTERFACESANDPRESENTATION(e.g.,HCI) | ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDSOCIETY

Assesses what the participants gained from a pilot partnership course set up to help social care staff to explore new therapeutic ways of working with people with learning disabilities. Therapeutic use of self; Empathy as a cornerstone of therapeutic work; Presencing; Illustration that all the participants felt that the course had increased their awareness in the areas addressed by the course.
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