An interactionist model: An answer or just a better question?

Paul Bywaters

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Summary: It has been argued that an interactionist approach illuminates the relationship between public issues and private troubles. However, the model has been fundamentally criticized as being theoretically empty. The value of the approach is examined by the analysis of a practice example. The basic criticisms of the model are confirmed but nevertheless it may offer a useful stepping-stone away from the rigidities of case-based practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-317
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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