The practitioner and 'naive theory'in social work intervention…
The practitioner and 'naive theory'in social work intervention processes
Current developments and research
Naive theories as the point of departure for defining social work
We must understand what practitioner knowledge or empirical knowledge is, and how it is created, without taking a position in advance on whether it is deficient or not
A need to map out the real theories that can constitute the driving force behind social work.
What actually occurs in reality is inadequately conceptualised in the professional theoretical or methodological descriptions
Social work is an interpersonal process, basically comparable to other social interactions both commonplace and professional
We can use or link or connect 'change processes in organisations' (the kubler-ross change curve while working with clients along other reasons to cast light on the dynamics of conflict situations.
This concept embraces ideals about ourselves, other people and the world at large which can constitute the premises for our actions in everyday life.
These naive theories can be described as effectively coloured structures that reveal themselves in, and are built into, automatic patterns of action, perceptual categorisations and emotional experiences.
The concept of naive theories is connected to social psychological theories of attribution (attribute meaning to other people's actions in a certain fixed ways on the basis of our personal notions).
Commonsense psychology and naive psychology are links or connected to naive theories also Kelly's personality theory is closely related concepts of personal construct
We construct our perceptions of, and relations to, the world around us on the basis of certain central, personal core ideas which we are extremely reluctant to change. Personal theories of behaviour have primary social origins and are rooted in social regulations, norms and conventions.
Some studies show that we have a tendency to generalise other people's behaviour in terms of personality traits and disposition, whereas we regards our own conduct as flexible and situational.
In organisations uniform notions are often developed to explain client behaviour, these notions may characterise the interplay throughout the organisation. Bringing up about a diagnostic culture. Distinguishing between theories we say we hold (espoused theories) and theories that really guide our behaviour (theories in use). The latter are presumed to be based on experience and anchored in the social group to which we belong (for example the organisation in which we work).
Participants and the material
The naive explanatory models
Lack of love
Lack of inner resources
Interaction among factors
The naive intervention models
Relationship between explanation and intervention
Naive theories and the employing organisation
Some evidence shows that one can regard the theory is applied as directed expressions of different types of role designation or systems of rules at the workplace. Which could create a diagnostic culture