Building resilient practitioners: Constructing research out of practice

Liz Beddoe

In May 2014 Carole Adamson gave a presentation at the Resilience Forum in Brighton. Carole’s aims in the session were to explore the research on resilience in social workers.
• Resilience – a contested concept in social work
• Theoretical perspectives on resilience
• Why research resilience?
• Designing research on resilience
• Doing the research
• Findings and future activity

Read about the presentation here and view the slides.

Further reading:

Adamson, C. (2011). Supervision is not politically innocent. Australian Social Work, 65(2), 185-196. doi:10.1080/0312407x.2011.618544

Adamson, C., Beddoe, L., & Davys, A. (2012). Building resilient practitioners: Definitions and practitioner understandings. British Journal of Social Work, 44(3), 522-541. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcs142

Beddoe, L., Davys, A., & Adamson, C. (2011). Educating resilient practitioners. Social Work Education, 32(1), 100-117. doi:10.1080/02615479.2011.644532

Beddoe, L., Davys, A. M., & Adamson, C. (2014). ‘Never trust anybody who says “I don’t need supervision”’: Practitioners’ beliefs about social worker resilience. Practice, 26(2), 113-130. doi:10.1080/09503153.2014.896888

McCann, C., Beddoe, L., McCormick, K., Huggard, P., Kedge, S., Adamson, C., & Huggard, J. (2013). Resilience in the health professions: A review of recent literature. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(1), 60-81. doi:doi:10.5502/ijw.v3i1.4 Read free here.


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