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''Att vara legitim utan legitimation?''- en kvalitativ studie av kuratorers professionella position inom barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin

Johansson, Patricia LU and Arvelin, Caroline LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study is
to examine how counselors working in child
-
and adolescent
psychology assert their professional knowledge and expertise in their everyday w
ork and in
their teams.
Previous research has described
an increase of
medicalization in child
-
and
adolescent psychology and this has affected counselors’ position
s
within the organization.
The psychosocial aspect has reduced and consequently there are fe
wer counselors working in
the organization.
The intension is to
study how counselors experience this development
and
which
strategies they use to assert their knowledge in their teams
.
In relation to this the study
also explores how counselors describe the
ir position and function in the... (More)
The aim of this study is
to examine how counselors working in child
-
and adolescent
psychology assert their professional knowledge and expertise in their everyday w
ork and in
their teams.
Previous research has described
an increase of
medicalization in child
-
and
adolescent psychology and this has affected counselors’ position
s
within the organization.
The psychosocial aspect has reduced and consequently there are fe
wer counselors working in
the organization.
The intension is to
study how counselors experience this development
and
which
strategies they use to assert their knowledge in their teams
.
In relation to this the study
also explores how counselors describe the
ir position and function in the organization and how
potential conflicts of interest affect their work
.
This essay is a qualitative study and the
empirical material consists of semi
-
structured interviews that were conducted with nine
different counselors i
n Skåne. The theoretical framework which has been used to analyze our
material are
profession theori
es
and Bolman and
Deal's political perspective. The main
theoretical concepts that we have used are jurisdiction, professional
-
and organizational power
and
boundary work with other professions within the organization. The results of the study
indicate that counselors
are a very important profession
in their teams and within the
organization. Counselors’ knowledge and expertise is legitimate and respected by
their
colleagues and by the child
-
and adolescent psychology organization even though they do not
have an official certifie
d license. The study also shows
that medicalization and rationalization
within the organization entails fewer positions for counselor
s, which is an effect from a
structural development in society. In this development society requests a diagnostic
explanation for children's abnormal behavior and this means doctors and psychologists
become the main professions within the organization. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Patricia LU and Arvelin, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
legitimacy, conflicts of interest, professional knowledge, jurisdiction, child- and adolescent psychology, counselor, professional power, medicalization
language
Swedish
id
4940227
date added to LUP
2015-02-02 13:09:39
date last changed
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is
to examine how counselors working in child
-
and adolescent
psychology assert their professional knowledge and expertise in their everyday w
ork and in
their teams.
Previous research has described
an increase of
medicalization in child
-
and
adolescent psychology and this has affected counselors’ position
s
within the organization.
The psychosocial aspect has reduced and consequently there are fe
wer counselors working in
the organization.
The intension is to
study how counselors experience this development
and
which
strategies they use to assert their knowledge in their teams
.
In relation to this the study
also explores how counselors describe the
ir position and function in the organization and how
potential conflicts of interest affect their work
.
This essay is a qualitative study and the
empirical material consists of semi
-
structured interviews that were conducted with nine
different counselors i
n Skåne. The theoretical framework which has been used to analyze our
material are
profession theori
es
and Bolman and
Deal's political perspective. The main
theoretical concepts that we have used are jurisdiction, professional
-
and organizational power
and
boundary work with other professions within the organization. The results of the study
indicate that counselors
are a very important profession
in their teams and within the
organization. Counselors’ knowledge and expertise is legitimate and respected by
their
colleagues and by the child
-
and adolescent psychology organization even though they do not
have an official certifie
d license. The study also shows
that medicalization and rationalization
within the organization entails fewer positions for counselor
s, which is an effect from a
structural development in society. In this development society requests a diagnostic
explanation for children's abnormal behavior and this means doctors and psychologists
become the main professions within the organization.},
  author       = {Johansson, Patricia and Arvelin, Caroline},
  keyword      = {legitimacy,conflicts of interest,professional knowledge,jurisdiction,child- and adolescent psychology,counselor,professional power,medicalization},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {''Att vara legitim utan legitimation?''- en kvalitativ studie av kuratorers professionella position inom barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin},
  year         = {2015},
}