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.
|Commitee:||MacMillan, Thalia, Turner, Sandra|
|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|
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