Social phenomenological theory and methods are used to uncover, examine and understand the complexity of meanings and motives which precipitate social work practice. The meanings and motives were coded into five categories; worker, client, agency, other institutions, and noninstitutional meanings and motives. In addition, three theoretical concepts, operational themes, therapeutic worth of the client and operational dilemmas were developed and explored.
"Meaning and Motivational Complexities of Practice Interventions,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 18
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol18/iss4/7