Harper, David J. (2005) ‘The critical professional and social policy: negotiating dilemmas in the UK Mental Health Act campaign’, International Journal of Critical Psychology, 13, pp. 55-75.
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The critical professional psychologist wishing to influence social policy is faced with a number of competing imperatives. Through the means of a case study of UK government proposals to reform mental health legislation, I describe some of the dilemmas encountered and my attempts to address them. I review the rationales and evaluate the effects of interventions in professional and non-professional networks. Rather than being primarily theoretical, my aim is to provoke discussion and debate about the position of the critical psychologist who also occupies a position as a professional.
|Additional Information:||Citation: Harper, D.J. (2005) ‘The critical professional and social policy: Negotiating dilemmas in the UK Mental Health Act campaign.’ International Journal of Critical Psychology, 13, 55-75.|
|Divisions:||Schools > Psychology, School of|
|Depositing User:||Mr Stephen Grace|
|Date Deposited:||09 Mar 2010 15:30|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2013 13:47|
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