Counselling in social work in Aotearoa New Zealand: Social workers’ perspectives and practice

Barbara Staniforth

Abstract


This article is the second of a two-part series which looks at the role of counselling in social work in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article examines a quantitative piece of research which asked approximately 1,000 members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers for their beliefs around, and practice of, counselling in social work.

The first article reported on the historical and socio-cultural elements that have shaped the development of counselling in social work from information collected through in-depth interviews. Both pieces of research formed part of a PhD dissertation entitled Past, Present and Future Perspectives on the Role of Counselling in Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand completed in 2010. 


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counselling; social work; social work practice;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol22iss3id180

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