The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Collaborative-Dialogic Practice: A Relational Process of Inviting Generativity and Possibilities

Collaborative-Dialogic Practice: A Relational Process of Inviting Generativity and Possibilities

Collaborative-dialogic practice: a relational process of inviting generativity and possibilities
Harlene Anderson

Setting the Scene

Collaborative-Dialogic names my practice whether its context is therapy, education, consultation, organization development, or research. I think of what I do and how I do it as a practice based on an interwoven assemblage of abstract assumptions that inform a process that is distinct to each client and each meeting with them. Explicitly, the professional adapts their responses to the uniqueness of each client and the members of their system, talking with them about what is important for them with the intent that the encounter will generate transformative potential. For me, this approach has proven successful in therapy, ...

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