Reflective Practice: Psychodynamic Ideas in the Community

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Leslie Swartz, Kerry Gibson, Linda Richter, Tamara Gelman
HSRC Press, 2002 - Social Science - 124 pages
The contributors to this original volume use case studies to explore community-based psychology practice.

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Page 103 - We should admit rather that power produces knowledge (and not simply by encouraging it because it serves power or by applying it because it is useful); that power and knowledge directly imply one another; that there is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that 1 28 does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations.
Page 59 - What makes power hold good, what makes it accepted, is simply the fact that it doesn't only weigh on us as a force that says no, but that it traverses and produces things, it induces pleasure, forms knowledge, produces discourse. It needs to be considered as a productive network which runs through the whole social body, much more than as a negative instance whose function is repression.
Page 86 - Thus we define impairment as lacking part of or all of a limb, or having a defective limb, organ or mechanism of the body; and disability as the disadvantage or restriction of activity caused by a contemporary social organisation which takes no or little account of people who have physical impairments and thus excludes them from participation in the mainstream of social activities.
Page 47 - She went on to describe how for many years transference had been understood in terms of direct references to the analyst, and how only later had it been realized that, for example, such things as reports about everyday life, etc.
Page 86 - Disability is the loss or limitation of opportunities that prevents people who have impairments from taking part in the normal life of the community on an equal level with others due to physical and social barriers.
Page 55 - In: A. Obholzer & V. Zagier Roberts (Eds.), The Unconscious at Work: Individual and Organizational Stress in the Human Services.
Page 111 - You've got to have a Chinese chef to cook chinese food!' Issues of power and control in the provision of mental health services. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 9(2), 101-117.
Page 58 - In this book the term consultation is used in a quite restricted sense: a process of interaction between two professionals — the consultant, who is a specialist, and the consultee, who invokes the consultant's help in a current work problem that he believes is within the consultant's area of specialized competence.
Page x - WATERMEYER is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town where his primary area of research is in the subject of disability.
Page 123 - Kottler, A. (1990). South Africa: Psychology's dilemma of multiple discourses. Psychology in Society, 13. 27-36. Kottler, A. (1996). Voices in the winds of change.

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