Appreciative Inquiry, a Constant in Social Work
Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 112-120
Received: Jun. 18, 2014; Accepted: Jul. 7, 2014; Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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María Pilar Munuera Gómez, Department Social Work and Social Services, Social Work Faculty of Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Carmen Alemán Bracho, Department Social Services and Historical-Legal Foundations, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, España
Mar Hernández, Faculty of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. España
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Abstract
The use of the appreciative inquiry favors the change in perception and in speech made by individuals when they face their troubles. Appreciative inquiry is conducted from a theoretical structure which is based in a process, several principles and related techniques. Such performance can be sensed through the historical development of social work, where we could find female authors who, from their theoretical contributions, have shaped a solid structure of inquiry whose goal is to foster individuals' capacities in order to achieve their empowerment. It is necessary to strengthen this design of inquiry initiated with techniques that can change clients' narratives and can reinforce social workers' professional role.
Keywords
Social Work, Appreciative Inquiry, Empowerment, Techniques, Narrative
To cite this article
María Pilar Munuera Gómez, Carmen Alemán Bracho, Mar Hernández, Appreciative Inquiry, a Constant in Social Work, Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 112-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20140304.12
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