Now you've completed this resource, you'll have:
- considered your own motivations as a therapist for taking action in the face of social injustice
- described the difference between social advocacy, social action and social entrepreneurship
- conceptualised the differences between the professional and ethical frames of therapist and social entrepreneur
- made an audit of your skills and the skills you need to develop for this context
- identified ethical tensions within a social action project and ways to manage them
- described the rationale behind and the structure of the Social Response Cycle
- applied the Social Response Cycle to your own social action project
Beverley provides some closing thoughts.
Audio recording transcript
I hope you enjoy generating ideas for addressing social inequalities and, even more, I hope you enjoy making them happen. I chose the word “enjoy” because the projects I have been a part of have often been small but useful and they have brought me great satisfaction, companionship and gratitude.
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Section one - Why take action?
Karpman, S. (1968). Fairy tales and script drama analysis. Transactional Analysis Bulletin, 7 (26), 39-43.
Section two - The Social Response Cycle and social entrepreneurship
Barr, A. and Hashagen, S. (2000). Achieving Better Community Development Framework ABCD Handbook: A framework for evaluating community development. London: Community Development Foundation
Section three - resourcing the response