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Article: Working with involuntary clients: Perceptions and experiences of outreach social workers in Hong Kong

TitleWorking with involuntary clients: Perceptions and experiences of outreach social workers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong
Involuntary clients
Outreach social work
Resistance
Youth
Issue Date2006
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02650533.asp
Citation
Journal Of Social Work Practice, 2006, v. 20 n. 2, p. 205-222 How to Cite?
AbstractThe outreach social work service is one of the dominant youth work approaches in dealing with delinquents and youths 'at-risk in Hong Kong. Yet this approach presents particular challenges. Outreach social workers usually play an active role in initiating and establishing contacts with young people, yet young people are reluctant to engage with the outreach social workers and are resistant towards therapeutic change. To date, little is known about what strategies and techniques are most effective in dealing with client resistance in this context. The aims of this paper are to gain a better understanding of the common resistant behaviours that outreach social workers usually encounter in their day-to-day practice, and to investigate how the outreach social workers respond to their clients' resistance with reference to case examples given in the in-depth interviews. The findings of this study provide evidence that whilst client resistance is common in the outreach social work setting, social workers' patience as well as sensitivity are essential in resolving resistance and building up a rapport with clients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82365
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.964
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.321
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dc.contributor.authorChui, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, KMen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Social Work Practice, 2006, v. 20 n. 2, p. 205-222en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe outreach social work service is one of the dominant youth work approaches in dealing with delinquents and youths 'at-risk in Hong Kong. Yet this approach presents particular challenges. Outreach social workers usually play an active role in initiating and establishing contacts with young people, yet young people are reluctant to engage with the outreach social workers and are resistant towards therapeutic change. To date, little is known about what strategies and techniques are most effective in dealing with client resistance in this context. The aims of this paper are to gain a better understanding of the common resistant behaviours that outreach social workers usually encounter in their day-to-day practice, and to investigate how the outreach social workers respond to their clients' resistance with reference to case examples given in the in-depth interviews. The findings of this study provide evidence that whilst client resistance is common in the outreach social work setting, social workers' patience as well as sensitivity are essential in resolving resistance and building up a rapport with clients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInvoluntary clientsen_HK
dc.subjectOutreach social worken_HK
dc.subjectResistanceen_HK
dc.subjectYouthen_HK
dc.titleWorking with involuntary clients: Perceptions and experiences of outreach social workers in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChui, WH: ericchui@hku.hken_HK
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