This thesis is motivated by years of working with vulnerable citizens in a system that calls for clientisation. The focal point of this study is a new part of the employment-law – the so-called rehabilitation meeting. It is a meeting that contains a complex interaction, that seem to be critical for both the professionals and the citizen. The purpose is to illuminate which psychosocial processes that exist at the meeting, and which implications those have for the citizen and professionals.
The thesis is an analysis of a single case, and it has a critical realistic approach. The framework is an analytic model that combines different levels of analysis with a temporal perspective to the studied activity. The model makes it possible to expose the social, organizational and subjective structure that exists ahead of the meeting, and enables identification of the implications those structures have for the social interaction at the meeting. The thesis also make use of an eclectic theoretical approach that draw on theories of Wilfred Bion, Johan Asplund, Michel Foucault, Carsten René Jørgensen and Axel Honneth. The empirical data is produced by one observation and five retrospective single interviews with the citizen and most of the professionals that attended the meeting.
The study shows that the conditions of possibility that exist ahead of the meeting seem to imply that the professionals use different forms of techniques to clientise the citizen. Those techniques include a form of group mentality and implicit negotiations of the power relation. The citizen seems to pick up some non-verbal signals from the professionals by virtue of her ability to social responsivity, which affects her sense of self and sense of stability. I addition to this, the implications of the psychosocial processes at the meeting are, that the citizen seems to be socially and legally violated. The professionals might not suffer upon one single meeting, but it is possible that it over time can have some consequences for their well-being.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 jun. 2017|
|Vejledere||Kirsten Grønbæk Hansen|
- Kritisk realisme
- Social responsivitet