Beyond Skills And Knowledge: Towards A More Human Understanding Of Helping

Go back to Resource Library
By May 20, 2015 No Comments

Authors: Robert Bland, TAS

Year: 2004

Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0975765302

Abstract: Post-modern and post-structural theories provide a framework for understanding the competing discourses in mental health including the way some discourses are privileged and others are marginalized. The paper specifically examines the competing discourses around the helping process in mental health and suggests that understanding the human qualities of the worker, qualities such as compassion, courage and hopefulness, may provide a balance to a privileged discourse of helping based on knowledge and skills.

This resource is only available for subscribers. If you have a subscription, please log in. Otherwise, click here to purchase a subscription.