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Contextual Methods in Social Work

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.07.00  Social sciences  Criminology and social work   

Code Science Field
S214  Social sciences  Social changes, theory of social work 
Social work and everyday life, contextual methods in social work, representation of psycho-social distress, storytelling in social work, qualitative methods of evaluation, narrative analysis, community mental health
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  04243  PhD Gabrijela Čačinovič-Vogrinčič  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2003 - 2004  787 
2.  04575  PhD Vitold Flaker  Criminology and social work  Principal Researcher  2002 - 2004  740 
3.  23323  PhD Vera Grebenc  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2003 - 2004  428 
4.  19083  PhD Leonida Kobal  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2002 - 2004  80 
5.  05943  PhD Blaž Mesec  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2002 - 2004  861 
6.  21045  PhD Rezka Osredkar  Anthropology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  15 
7.  05959  MSc Pavla Rapoša-Tajnšek  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2003 - 2004  410 
8.  16068  PhD Nino Rode  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2003 - 2004  272 
9.  14577  PhD Lea Šugman Bohinc  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2003 - 2004  416 
10.  16069  PhD Mojca Urek  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2002 - 2004  543 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publications
1.  0591  University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Social Work  Ljubljana  1627147  10,176 
The shift from institutional to community treatments is one of the most important among the development tendencies which direct practice and theory of social work. If the fundamental operation of institutional system is the extraction from every day context, and the understanding of distress is limited by the ignorance of the context of its origins, the research of people’s everyday life has become more important by its shift into the community. The fundamental task of social work, shown in this process, is to direct attention to the concrete context, users’ life – worlds. Everyday life and concrete everyday situations have become the territory of the construction of answers to them within social work. Therefore, the process of deinstitutionalisation sets numerous, so far less researched questions to social work, about the methods of working with people, called contextual methods of social work for their common characteristics - i.e. context boundness. Basic aims of the research project are: study of contextuality and everyday life as the basic concepts within which explanation and answers to psychosocial situations of the users of social work are generated; development of contextual methods of social work (risk analysis, get-to-know-you interview), which aim to construct appropriate answers within the context of the occurrence of a certain crisis; to research methods of the reconstruction of user’s life based on his/her narrative; to research methods of (self)- representation of psychosocial distress. Research includes following practical field researches in which we will apply and build up basic concepts: the analysis of oral and written narrative practice in social work; representation of madness in film – comedy in the context of social work; the research of the life -world of people with longterm psychosocial problems based on their narratives; qualitative evaluations of effects of (socio) therapevtic camps from the viewpoint of the users.
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