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Intuition is not Enough : Matching Learning with Practice in Therapeutic Child Care - Linnet McMahon

Intuition is not Enough

Matching Learning with Practice in Therapeutic Child Care

By: Linnet McMahon (Editor), Adrian Ward (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415156622
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Intuition is Not Enough" explores the connections between the challenges of therapeutic practice with disturbed children and of professional training in social work and therapy. Advancing the principle that professional training must reflect the key principles of professional practice, the contributors to this volume demonstrate how the developmental principles underlying therapeutic work with young people can influence the design and practice of training. The book is comprised of contributions from participants in the University of Reading program that pioneered this method of therapeutic instruction, which has come to be known as the "matching principle." Authors who have implemented or undergone this form of training describe how they have been able to apply their learning in the course of professional practice, and the struggles they have encountered in doing so.

Introductionp. 1
The inner world and its implicationsp. 11
Helping and the personal response: intuition is not enoughp. 28
Helping together: using the group care context to reach the inner worldp. 40
The difficulty of helpingp. 55
A model for practice: the therapeutic communityp. 64
The matching principle: connections between training and practicep. 75
Meeting to learn and learning to meetp. 88
Working at understanding and helping troubled childrenp. 105
Learning through philosophyp. 121
Learning in the Experiential Groupp. 132
The function of the staff meetingp. 144
On the experience of keeping a reflective journal while trainingp. 153
Alice and her blanket: a case studyp. 167
Therapeutic work in an educational settingp. 174
Therapeutic work in daily living settingsp. 185
Using the situation: management perspectives and their potential in staff development and trainingp. 199
On 'reflection'p. 217
Applying the matching principle: a comparative viewp. 225
Recommended readingp. 234
Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780415156622
ISBN-10: 0415156629
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.97  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1