SOCIAL ACTION GROUPWORK AS NEGOTIATION: CONTRADICTIONS IN THE PROCESS OF EMPOWERMENT
This paper is about the process and outcomes to date of a series of discussions between a social action mother and a social work lecturer in Belfast. The central theme of the paper is contradiction within practice committed to empowerment. It is an attempt to take our discussion and theorising further by bringing it to a wider audience. Our aim is to contribute to defining the nature of social action groupwork and to identify appropriate forms of support.
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