Methodically working on participation and self-direction

Sometimes people lose control of their lives and find it hard to cope. With Pathways to Empowerment, professionals can support them in achieving the quality of life that they wish for, in which they become full members of society and are allowed to participate, belong, have significance, and be who they are.

Pathways to Empowerment helps counsellors to master an attitude and acquire the competences needed to do strength-based work with clients. The book consists of three parts. Part I describes what happens to people when they fall behind and their self-regulation is inadequate. This part also discusses the three cornerstones – hope, self-regulation and citizenship – of the method-based work, the concept of recovery and the working relationship with clients. Part II gives a description of the strength-based counselling programme based on seven basic tasks: meeting and connecting, an inventory of strengths, evaluating self-regulation, setting goals and drawing up an action plan, supporting recovery, and concluding. The conditions for implementing and safeguarding method-based work are discussed in Part III.

Pathways to Empowerment is a reference work for (prospective) professionals in the care and welfare sector, such as social workers, social and educational caregivers, (socio-psychiatric) nurses and occupational therapists.

About the author: Judith Wolf is Professor of Social Care at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (Radboudumc) and head of Impuls, the Netherlands Center for Social Care Research at Radboudumc.

Pathways to Empowerment | Methodically working on participation and self-direction
Judith Wolf | ISBN: 978 90 469 0810 5 | e-book isbn 978 90 469 7157 4 | € 34,95 | 288 pages