Trauma and professionalism

Trauma and professionalism in social work

Project Modality:
 Teaching-research project

Run Time: 2007-2009

Brief Description: The aim is the reconstruction of patterns of professional acting in Social Work with traumatized persons in regard to a further development of current trauma theories by systematically incorporating social, cultural and political contexts. These serious deficiencies in education and research that have existed until now shall be addressed with this project in order to promote an increase of professionalism of Social Work in this field. The dedicated aim of this project is to further promote the clinical competence in Social Work in order to establish a disciplinary and professional status in health care.

Research-methodological design and research process: Conduction of narrative-oriented expert interviews (social workers who work with traumatized adults and children), complete transcription of interviews, comparison and hermeneutic-reconstructive analysis of interviews. This is a research project to improve professional knowledge and skills.

• Schulze, Heidrun, Loch, Ulrike & Gahleitner, Silke Birgitta (Eds.) (2012). Soziale Arbeit mit traumatisierten Menschen – Plädoyer für eine Psychosoziale Traumatologie [Social work with traumatized peeple – Plea for a psychosocial approach in traumatology] (Series: Grundlagen der Sozialen Arbeit, Vol. 28). Baltmannsweiler: Schneider.

• Loch, Ulrike & Schulze, Heidrun (2012). Zum Forschungsdesign [Research design]. In Heidrun Schulze et al., pp. 54-58.

• Schulze, Heidrun (2012). Alltag als Kerndimension Sozialer Arbeit mit traumatisierten Menschen [Daily life as a core dimension of social work with traumatized people]. In Heidrun Schulze et al., pp. 115-150.

• Schulze, Heidrun, Loch, Ulrike & Gahleitner, Silke Birgitta (2012). Psychosoziale Traumatologie – eine Annäherung [Psychosocial traumatology – an approach]. In Heidrun Schulze et al., pp. 1-5.

• Schulze, Heidrun (2012). Fortsetzung der Traumatisierungskette versus Unterbrechung: Herausforderung in der Arbeit mit Flüchtlingskindern [Continuing vs. breaking the traumatization: Challenge in working with refugee children]. In Heidrun Schulze et al., pp. 81-97.

• Schulze, Heidrun & Kühn, Martin (2012). Traumaarbeit als institutionelles Konzept: Potenziale und Spannungsfelder [Trauma work as institutional concept: potentials and tensions]. In Heidrun Schulze et al., pp. 166-185.

• Schulze, Heidrun & Zimmermann, Petra (2012). »Ein Ort wo ich einfach sein kann« Autonomie statt Entmächtigung als Institutionskonzept im Kontext sexualisierter Gewalterfahrung [»A place where I simply can be«. Autonomy instead of disempowerment in contexts of experienced sexual violence]. Sozial Extra, 36(5/6), 20-23.

• Schulze, Heidrun (2011). Alltäglichkeit als metatheoretisches Konzept Psychosozialer Traumatologie [Everyday life-events as a metatheoretical concept of psychosocial traumatology]. neue praxis, 58(3), 281-301.