Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17867
Title: Social worker's role in providing psychotherapy in psychiatric services in Hong Kong
Authors: Yip, KS 
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
Source: Hong Kong journal of mental health, 2001, v. 30, no. 1, p. 32-45 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong journal of mental health 
Abstract: The role of social worker in providing psychotherapy has gradually been recognised as an important role for social workers in psychiatric services. This paper is an account of an original qualitative research on social workers in psychiatric services in Hong Kong. In this research, sixty-three social workers in various psychiatric services were interviewed. Their perception and activities in providing psychotherapy were analysed. The findings showed that they had different perceptions on psychotherapy. In day-to-day practice they infrequently provide psychotherapy. They did not have enough competence, knowledge and skills in providing psychotherapy. They tended to believe in popular westernised models of psychotherapy without questioning their applicability within the Hong Kong Chinese cultural context.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17867
ISSN: 1560-9294
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