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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Antisocial personality disorder: an exploration and discussion of the experience, impact and opinions of the diagnosed individual

Bergen, Steven January 2010 (has links)
It is important for the medical community, specifically mental health professionals, to understand the complexities that influence the diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Social influences and experiences have a direct influence on how an individual understands his/her role within the various social systems that they will navigate throughout their lifetime. / I have undertaken a phenomological study that looks at the social experiences of three men who have been labeled with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Accounts of their experiences are contrasted and compared to draw out similarities and consistent themes that have shaped these mens' lives as they are today. / From a client-centred model of care, it is important for mental health professionals to understand these experiences and interpretations as it impacts that quality of mental health services that are providing. It also influences the manner in which mental health professionals view models of recovery when working with this specific population. / Il est important pour la communauté médicale, plus précisément des professionnels de santé mentale, à comprendre les complexités qui influent sur le diagnostic de trouble de Antisocial Personality Disorder. Influences sociales et des expériences ont une influence directe sur la façon dont une personne comprend son rôle au sein des différents systèmes sociaux qu'ils vont naviguer dans toute leur durée de vie. / J'ai entrepris une étude de phenomological qui se penche sur les expériences sociales des trois hommes qui ont été intitulées avec trouble de Antisocial Personality Disorder Les comptes de leurs expériences sont contrastées et par rapport à attirer les similitudes et cohérentes des thèmes qui ont façonné vie ces mens ' qu'ils sont aujourd'hui. / D'un modèle axé sur le client de soins, il est important pour professionnels de santé mentale de comprendre ces expériences et des interprétations qu'il a un impact que la qualité des services de santé mentale qui fournissent des. Elle influence également la manière dans laquelle les professionnels de santé mentale afficher les modèles de recouvrement lorsque vous travaillez avec cette population spécifique.

A theoretical analysis of racism in social service agencies from a critical perspective

Yee, June Ying January 1995 (has links)
Much debate on the conceptualization of race and racism currently exists in the literature. By applying a critical approach to the study of the racism, it will be the basis from which to embark on a theoretically informed review of the literature, and to be able to apply my theoretical framework, which is composed of the following concepts: culture, power and dominance to the problem of racism in social service agencies. Specifically, an examination of current approaches, and the introduction of anti-racism strategies as a viable solution will be documented. It is concluded that there is a need to (1) challenge and modify the current knowledge base on racism in social service agencies; and (2) a need to provide social workers and policy-makers with the necessary tools to combat racism in social service agencies.

Wives of alcoholics : how they are perceived by alcoholism counsellors

White, Chantal. January 1997 (has links)
In this study, an attempt was made to determine if alcoholism counsellors tend to view their clients' wives negatively. For this purpose, a self-administered questionnaire was designed. Of the 284 questionnaires mailed to counsellors in Quebec, Ontario and New York State, 176 were returned. Several statistical tests were used to determine which factor(s) affected their opinion. It was found that American counsellors and counsellors who are recovering alcoholics tend to agree with the disturbed personality theory, adopt the codependence concept more readily, and view wives of alcoholics as more pathological than do the Canadian counsellors and the counsellors of a professional background. Further research is suggested to explore the possible cultural differences in the two countries as well as the apparent benefit of having counsellors of a professional background in treatment centers.

Bridging the gaps in services for families of children with attention-deficithyperactivity disorder : examining the effectiveness of parent management training groups in a rural community

Ross, Constance M. January 2002 (has links)
Differing opinions among the disciplines involved in the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have left parents navigating in a maze of divergent languages, explanations, and treatment recommendations. This quantitative research study addressed the question of whether a parent training program was an effective treatment for families of children with ADHD residing in a rural community. Although this community-based study did not demonstrate statistically significant outcome measures, it did reveal some interesting side effects. The limitations and the clinical significance of the findings of the study are examined for future research purposes. In particular, the implications for social work practice with families of children with ADHD residing in rural communities are explored from an ecological perspective.

Examining the overrepresentation of black males in the young offender system

Johnson, Druscilla. January 2000 (has links)
There is an ongoing and polarizing discourse with respect to the impartiality of the criminal justice system in its transactions with visible minority populations. Much of the controversy centers on the cause of the controversy centers disproportionate number of minority youth cases in North America and the U.K. criminal justice systems. In Canada, there is a dearth of research into the overrepresentation of Black youths in the Young Offender System. An examination of Montreal's Young Offender court records from 1992--1998 (n = 1714) reveals that race is a strong predictor of charge (p < .05) and disposition (p < .0001), controlling for age, language and birthplace. The study further finds that Black youth are charged with more violent offenses and receive more restrictive dispositions. Impact and implications for youth, the criminal justice system and social work are discussed. Further research including socioeconomic factors and prior history is recommended.

The importance of social support for women on their road to recovery /

Duncan, Valerie. January 2001 (has links)
The use of alcohol and drugs by women has become a major health issue; though men use and abuse alcohol and drugs at a higher rate than women, this gap is closing and at an alarming rate. / In this study, the hypothesis is that women who have positive social support relationships have a higher probability to sustain and maintain their sobriety over time. Information was obtained through qualitative exploration N = (10) as these women recounted their experiences. The objective is to explore the similar factors that assisted these women throughout their recovery process. / The findings show that women come to recognize their need for recovery, as their sense of self develops and evolves over time: through positive attachments with others, rediscovery of self and identifying positive feelings. / The issue of women and recovery is a relevant factor for social work practitioners as clients and social workers need to function together as partners throughout the problem solving process.

Helping the poor in underdeveloped countries : a practice of resistance and solidarity

Belanger, Dominique. January 1999 (has links)
Historically, development practice and theory has been focused on increasing the productive capacity of the poor towards the modernization of their society. More than often, this approach resulted in excluding the poor from fully participating in their own development. This research project is a qualitative study in the practice of resistance to the domination of expert knowledge and the economic growth model, a resistance focused on developing an authentic solidarity with the poor. Using narratives as a method of inquiry, an attempt was made at defining the commonality upon which our relationship with the poor can be initiated and from which common action can be undertaken in helping the poor meet their needs. The findings suggest that it is in the shared experience of oppression that an authentic relationship can be developed. Importance is attributed to the quality of the exchange between the worker, the poor and the donor in our attempt to resist ethnocentrism. It calls for a less grandiose vision of development in favor of an approach focused on meeting the needs of specific communities in underdeveloped countries.

Reasons why people get involved with community organizations: a case study of the Social Justice Committee of Montreal

Taylor, Deane Thomas January 2009 (has links)
Volunteers are an integral part of the community organizing movement. This thesis explores the issue of popular involvement in community organizations by examining the reasons why people get involved and what barriers limited participation in the Social Justice Committee of Montreal (SJC). This thesis is based on an exploratory case study. The data is mainly derived from one-on-one interviews with SJC volunteers. The main finding is that factors such as being invited to join by a friend and participating in popular education presentations had a positive impact on volunteer involvement. The thesis argues that community organizers can build trust amongst volunteers by offering them space for dialogue and personal initiatives within the organization. Implications for social work practice, policy and education are also offered. / Les bénévoles font partie intégrante des organismes communautaires. Ce mémoire s'intéresse au phénomène de l'implication bénévole au sein de ces organismes en s'attardant particulièrement aux raisons ayant emmené différentes personnes à s'impliquer auprès du Comité pour la justice sociale (CJS) de Montréal ainsi qu'aux obstacles ayant pu limiter leur implication. Une étude de cas exploratoire a été menée en analysant le contenu d'entrevues réalisées avec des bénévoles du CJS. Les résultats de cette étude ont démontré que des facteurs tels le fait d'être invité par un ami à faire part de l'organisme et la participation à des ateliers d'éducation populaire ont eu un impact positif sur l'implication de ces personnes. Ce mémoire souligne donc l'importance de créer des liens de confiance entre les bénévoles même en leur offrant un espace de discussion et en les invitant à prendre des initiatives au sein de l'organisme. De plus, ces résultats ouvrent la voie à un débat sur les pratiques de service social en général ainsi que sur les implications politiques et éducationnelles de l'engagement communautaire.

Interdisciplinary discharge planning rounds : impact on timing of social work intervention, length of stay and readmission

Dulka, Iryna M, 1953- January 1993 (has links)
This study examined the effect of interdisciplinary discharge planning rounds on timing of social work intervention, length of stay (LOS), and readmission for patients aged 65 and over. Data sources were the medical charts of 449 patients discharged during two corresponding 28 day periods (one before end one after the implementation of rounds) supplemented by Discharge Planning Committee minutes (DPCM) and interviews with four key informants. No significant differences in the timing of social work intervention, LOS, or readmissions were found between the two samples. Qualitative research revealed that essential components were either missing (physician participation), or not uniformly included (family participation) in rounds, and that staff felt that rounds improved communication among the disciplines and contributed to improved efficiency in planning hospital and posthospital services. These findings highlight the need to further study all aspects of the complex discharge planning process to identify factors that would reduce LOS and readmissions.

Job satisfaction among social workers in a correctional environment

Monahan, Ronda January 2002 (has links)
This study examined job satisfaction among social workers in a correctional environment. A model was derived that defines job satisfaction as an attitude based on environmental and personal factors. The purpose of this research project was to examine what factors based on the model, lead to job satisfaction within the Ministry of Public Safety and Security using the Job Satisfaction Survey (Spector, 1997). Questionnaires and surveys were sent to all social work and psychology staff employed in a correctional institution across Ontario. Results support the model that both environmental and personal factors influence the perception and assessment of job satisfaction. Overall the majority of social workers working within the Ministry reported being satisfied (M = 115.0, SD = 27.3); however, psychology staff reported greater job satisfaction (M = 137.9, SD = 21.3). For social workers, supervision, co-workers and the work itself were the factors that related to job satisfaction. Working conditions, communication, contingent rewards and opportunities for promotions were related to dissatisfaction. The proposed model offers suggestions to human service organizations that wish to improve recruiting and retention of social workers.

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