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En oviss situation - En kvalitativ studie om utmaningar i arbetet med ensamkommande ungdomar i barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin

Eriksson, Emma LU and Säll, Anna LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe and examine how therapists at BUP relate to their work with unaccompanied youth. Emphasis lies on the challenges in the work and how they affect the discretion of the therapist. Semi-structured interviews were held with social workers at BUP in different parts of Skåne to collect empirical data, which later was analysed through the theory of street-level bureaucracy and discretion. The results indicated that the greatest challenges working with unaccompanied children and adolescents were related to the organisation of BUP, the direct meeting between the therapist and the child and also to external factors that lies outside the discretion of the therapist. The most common forms of challenges, according... (More)
The aim of this study was to describe and examine how therapists at BUP relate to their work with unaccompanied youth. Emphasis lies on the challenges in the work and how they affect the discretion of the therapist. Semi-structured interviews were held with social workers at BUP in different parts of Skåne to collect empirical data, which later was analysed through the theory of street-level bureaucracy and discretion. The results indicated that the greatest challenges working with unaccompanied children and adolescents were related to the organisation of BUP, the direct meeting between the therapist and the child and also to external factors that lies outside the discretion of the therapist. The most common forms of challenges, according to the therapists, were for example the lack of resources within the organisation, the difficulty in creating a therapeutic alliance with the client together with the different forms of social injustices that impact on the work of the therapist. Furthermore, the study showed that the therapists are experiencing an impotence and frustration in their work with unaccompanied children, knowing that their resources isn’t enough to fulfill the children's need of support. (Less)
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Eriksson, Emma LU and Säll, Anna LU
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SOPA63 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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unaccompanied children, mental illness, therapist, discretion
language
Swedish
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8911499
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2017-06-09 09:55:04
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to describe and examine how therapists at BUP relate to their work with unaccompanied youth. Emphasis lies on the challenges in the work and how they affect the discretion of the therapist. Semi-structured interviews were held with social workers at BUP in different parts of Skåne to collect empirical data, which later was analysed through the theory of street-level bureaucracy and discretion. The results indicated that the greatest challenges working with unaccompanied children and adolescents were related to the organisation of BUP, the direct meeting between the therapist and the child and also to external factors that lies outside the discretion of the therapist. The most common forms of challenges, according to the therapists, were for example the lack of resources within the organisation, the difficulty in creating a therapeutic alliance with the client together with the different forms of social injustices that impact on the work of the therapist. Furthermore, the study showed that the therapists are experiencing an impotence and frustration in their work with unaccompanied children, knowing that their resources isn’t enough to fulfill the children's need of support.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Emma and Säll, Anna},
  keyword      = {unaccompanied children,mental illness,therapist,discretion},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En oviss situation - En kvalitativ studie om utmaningar i arbetet med ensamkommande ungdomar i barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin},
  year         = {2017},
}