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Knowing all this just makes it harder?: Psychodynamic Ideas on the Frontline

Kegerreis, S (2013) 'Knowing all this just makes it harder?: Psychodynamic Ideas on the Frontline.' Psychodynamic Practice, 19 (1). pp. 4-21. ISSN 1475-3634

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Abstract

This paper was given as the fifth Annual Ellen Noonan Counselling Lecture on 12 July 2011 and retains some of the spoken style of the lecture. The theme pursues an aspect of Ellen Noonan?s thinking, in that she always valued equipping students with learning they could take back into the workplace rather than purely training clinicians. The paper addresses both the usefulness and potential difficulties of providing front-line workers with psychodynamic insight. It might appear self-evidently worthwhile to offer staff in the caring and educational professions greater understanding of the roots and meaning of the difficulties faced by their clients and of the dynamics involved in working with them. This paper, while stressing the immense value of such awareness, looks at what can be problematic about it, both for staff and their employing agencies. It also describes ways of addressing such issues, both at an individual and organisational level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychodynamic insight; education; social care; support workers; children; organisational dynamics
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9749

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