Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Clinical Social Workers' Use of Computer-mediated Intervention and Social Justice
by Dennis, Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D., Fordham University, 2018, 133; 10743852
Abstract (Summary)

The aim of this study was to explore how clinical social workers use computer-mediated intervention, as well as, how they incorporate, if at all, the social justice framework in their practice. A qualitative dominant mixed method design using a phenomenological approach was used. The 28 participants in the sample were recruited using purposeful, convenience sampling with criterion and snowball-sampling techniques. The sensitizing concepts of computer-mediated intervention and social justice were measured using the Internet-based Survey including the self-developed questionnaire Computer-mediated Intervention and Social Justice and the Social Justice Attitudes Subscale (Torres-Harding, Siers, & Olsen, 2012). More in-depth data was acquired through semi-structured interviews, which were conducted through video or telephone conference. The findings suggest that a foundational commitment to social justice plus the increased use of technology within clinical practice contribute to the promotion of social justice.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Maschi, Tina
Commitee: MacMillan, Thalia, Turner, Sandra
School: Fordham University
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 79/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Therapy, Social research, Social work
Keywords: Clinical practice, Clinical social work, Computer-mediated intervention, E-therapy, Internet, Social justice
Publication Number: 10743852
ISBN: 978-0-355-61040-6
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