Perceptions of ‘use of self’ in social work - research participants needed

The invitation is open to qualified Social Workers who are Managers, Social Work Educators or qualified Social Workers with more than one year of experience, post their supported year of practice.

Use of self is widely discussed in education and professional contexts as a component of social work that supports work with clients and practitioner self-care. The project aims to investigate the meaning, use and relevance of the use of self in diverse social work contexts. The research engages professionals to explore their understanding from education, practice and organizational management viewpoints.

Interested professionals would be asked to participate in either a focus group, or individual interview with the Student Researcher. These are audio recorded and transcribed. Participants will be able to review the transcript of their contribution. All contributions will be de-identified and participants remain anonymous in the research output. Participation is voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time. Arrangements can be made for Skype or telephone interviews where face to face appointments are not practical. Teleconferencing is possible for contributors unable to attend focus groups in person.

If you would be interested in taking part in this project please contact Ms Deborah Amas by email: deborah.amas@uon.edu.au for further details

This project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H-2016-0442. .