year 62, No.1
Tamara Rape ŽibernaOn multidisciplinarity of team work at social work centres - Pg. 5 - 28Keywords: interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, mixed methods
The research question, is team work at centres for social work multidisciplinary, is answered on the basis of the studied domestic and foreign literature, as well as qualitative and quantitative data obtained through interviews with social workers from social work centres (n = 21) and a survey among employees of social work centres in Slovenia (n = 197). The results show an increasing use of the term 'multidisciplinary team work', which is also used and misused in various laws and regulations, although this term is very rarely defined. The paper also contains a proposal for the clearer definition of team work in social work and, based on a comparison with foreign countries, the author suggests more appropriate terms in the Slovene language for describing certain types of team work.
Sara VerderberMental health of highly educated migrant women - Pg. 29 - 42Keywords: migration, stress, integration, social isolation, depression
Research on migration through the prism of gender and higher education, and in relation to mental health, is rare. Migration trajectories are fraught with many stressors and barriers of the new environment, which in turn directly or indirectly affects the quality of mental health and thus the successful integration of migrant women into the new community. In the article, the micro-level migration process of migrant women with higher education is described, and how it affects their mental health. The primary method was narrative interviews with the supporting methods of an ethnographic diary and a demographic questionnaire. The sampling was carried out using the snowball sampling method. The study included 36 subjects from the Netherlands, Germany and Slovenia. In the context of social work and migration, this is an important contribution to a better understanding of the daily lives of migrant women and thus the state of their mental health. This in turn leads to social justice in the form of cultural, social and socio-political sensitivity and support to improve the mental health of migrants.
Primož RakovecCounsellor's internal dialogue as help or obstacle in conducting counselling conversation? - Pg. 43 - 56Keywords: counselling, self-instructions, emotions, behaviour, efficiency
The outcome of the counselling process is also influenced by so-called common factors. We classify them into the client, environment, relationship, method, and counsellor factors. The counsellor's inner experience is also included among the counsellor's factors. Internal dialogue plays an important role in the processes of inner experience. Dialogue can be positive and as such help the counsellor in leading the counselling conversation, or negative, which means that the counsellor is hindered in communicating with the user. Internal dialogue serves as an interpreter and evaluator of external and internal events, followed by changes in emotions and behaviour. The research showed that counsellors are aware of the importance of the impact of internal dialogue. Self-instructions play a very important role during the counselling conversation, as the counsellor does not face too many unhealthy negative emotions, which allows him/her to perform functional behaviors within the counselling relationship that helps the user to achieve the counselling goal.