Going beyond: Users’ experiences of helping professionals
2015 (English)In: Psychosis, ISSN 1752-2439, E-ISSN 1752-2447, Vol. 7, no 3, 228-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 7, no 3, 228-236 p.
client-centred therapy, interpersonal relationships, therapeutic
Social Work Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111825DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2014.956784ISI: 000359864100004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938953305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111825DiVA: diva2:776714