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Going beyond: Users’ experiences of helping professionals
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. University of Agder, Norway; Psychiatry South Stockholm, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Psychiatry South Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Psychosis, ISSN 1752-2439, E-ISSN 1752-2447, Vol. 7, no 3, 228-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Establishing a working alliance has been found to be of great importance for the outcome of professional interventions for people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Aim: The aim of the present study was to analyse the concrete actions of helpful professionals in establishing a working alliance. Method: Interviews with 58 persons diagnosed with severe mental illness who were in a recovery process or had recovered were analysed using Grounded Theory. Results: The core category that emerged from the analysis was termed ‘going beyond’. It was constituted on three subcategories: challenging the rationality of the institutions, restoring the professional as a person and restoring the user as a person. Conclusion: Users’ experience-based knowledge about helpful professionals calls into question the traditional view of professional roles.

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2015. Vol. 7, no 3, 228-236 p.
Keyword [en]
client-centred therapy, interpersonal relationships, therapeutic
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Social Work Nursing
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111825DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2014.956784ISI: 000359864100004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938953305OAI: diva2:776714
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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