Considering position calls: Emerging interpretations in a research project

Crocket, Alastair (2008) Considering position calls: Emerging interpretations in a research project. In: Conference on Contemporary Critical Theories: Conference Proceedings. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 83-92.

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A research project founded in social constructionist and postcolonial theorising investigated the discursive positioning of Pakeha counsellors who acknowledge membership of the dominant cultural group in Aotearoa New Zealand and the possibilities for them to work against potential limitations on their practice effectiveness which may arise from this membership. One participant experienced a transformational development in her practice while participating in the research project through taking an active focus on the discursive context of her practice. Discussion of this development offers support for the argument that a focus on the discursive context of counselling practice by a counsellor offers benefits for counsellor and client.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 13 December, 2008, in Wellington, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:counselling, Treaty of Waitangi, positioning theory, Foucault, discourse
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:1517
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