Making and breaking families: a short essay on loss, hope and staying connected

Sims, Louise (2019) Making and breaking families: a short essay on loss, hope and staying connected. Journal of Social Work Practice, 33 (3). pp. 339-345. ISSN 0265-0533

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Abstract

The focus in this paper is on a specific time point in an adoption matching process. Empirical data from interviews, observations and group analytic processes are juxtaposed to hone in on emotional labor of the social work role. The author discusses the use of a ‘many minds’ research method to demonstrate how analytic practices can be enriched by collaborative thinking and group processes. This paper pays tribute to Claire Winnicott’s work by foregrounding the complexity and generative potential of the social work relationship.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87019

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