Opportunity led work: maximising the possibilities for therapeutic communication in everyday interactions

Ward, Adrian (2002) ‘Opportunity led work: maximising the possibilities for therapeutic communication in everyday interactions’, .

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Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of 'opportunity led work', which is a framework for thinking about the everyday opportunities for communication and support which arise in therapeutic community work. The framework focuses on the processes of assessment, decision-making, action and closure which are involved in the handling of even the briefest interactions, and it is designed to highlight the ways in which the handling of such interactions can be harnessed to the overall purpose of the unit. The model is outlined, using vignettes based upon TC practice with young people, and some thoughts are offered on the implications of this approach for practice and staff development in child care and other settings.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Schools > Law and Social Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 10:07
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/715

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