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Relationship based social work practice: the case for considering the centrality of humour in creating and maintaining relationships

Jordan, Stephen (2017) 'Relationship based social work practice: the case for considering the centrality of humour in creating and maintaining relationships.' Journal of Social Work Practice, 31 (1). 95 - 110. ISSN 0265-0533

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Abstract

Relationship based social work practice has received increasing attention in recent years. The use of humour has infrequently been considered in relation to social work, and humour use is a neglected aspect in examining relationships in social work. As humour conveys humanity, is grounded in our earliest attachments and in the management of emotions, the purpose of this paper is to consider how humour operates in social work relationships. Importantly humour can help facilitate relationships with service users, and become a tool to help service users, social workers and their colleagues establish relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social work, humour, relationship based practice, psychodynamic research methods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17094

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