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HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK. Personality - Core Resource of Practice, By Petru Stefaroi

HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK. Personality - Core Resource of Practice, By Petru Stefaroi

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The humanistic social work, as theory and practice, is based on an ensemble of theories and methods largely having its origins in humanistic psychotherapy, but adapted to the specific of activity from social work areas, ie the solving of socio-human and collective problems and not only individually problems.
Regardless of the specific and nature of the object of intervention the humanistic social work used this unlimited and miraculous resource: human personality (being). This is the reason why its theory and methodology operates with concepts like human being, soul, person, self, empathy, compathy, personal developement, spirituality etc., even when aimed objectives at the family, organizational or community level.
Therefore, the epistemological and methodological foundation of humanistic social work is, ultimately, the representation of individual client as personality, soul, being, and moving in the background the representation as body or through elementary social relationships, as well as the representation to the collective client as a compathetic interaction between persons with soul, personality, as human beings.
In this end the practitioners through traits like human, empathetic quality/ capacity, through creativity, aesthetic sensibility, authentic faith, concern for truth, balanced personality will send and stimulate the development of the „human” features at customers too, factually sending positive energy, happiness, aesthetic, intellectual, spiritual, playful qualities; thus contributing to a greater extent on their personal development, increase the self-esteem, social consciousness, the capacity of initiative and social autonomy. Thus fulfilling the true mission of the humanistic social work practice.
So, humanistic social work prioritize the human personality as resource and operates with an empathetic professional personality concept, that combines the "human" personality with pragmatic personality. Therefore, in the staff training process the focus is on humanistic curriculum, the goal is to train and cultivate the empathetic-professional personality, the ability to resonate to the sufferings and problems of customers.
Qualities such as empathy, presence of spirit, the high level of general culture, aesthetic sensibility, faith and respect for the moral/ religious values, playfulness, communicativity should not miss to any social worker or a psychologist, or a caregiver, because it is the concrete person that empathizes with the customer. So, the humanist worker in social welfare practices is not concerned of the customer survival, but aims the human development, rehabilitation in perspective, according to a human "project", building a new modus vivendi and a new architecture of personality. Without vision, without idealization, without projectivity his personality remains contingent, flat, obtuse. The humanistic goals will remain only on the paper. All what aims to build at the client level must exist in his personality, in its onto-ideational/ projective interior universe. The projectivity, vision, hope are both the professional qualities and the main resources and means to acheive the objectives of humanistic social work practice. These are inherent dimensions of personality and human condition, but must be cultivated and educated.
Here, we see, the fundamental role is to the general education system, but also the training of staff from social welfare. When in the welfare system will work mostly people with above characteristics are probable to decline gradually the assisted number and the situation of those from the system becoming better. Yet, the idea that seems to impose is that the solid, lasting, efficiency personal development and client empowerment is also conditioned by the organizational and cultural level of the community where he lives or by the quality of human and interpersonal relationships in group. (Bradford and Burke, 2005).
Further, we give a brief summary reference to
The humanistic social work, as theory and practice, is based on an ensemble of theories and methods largely having its origins in humanistic psychotherapy, but adapted to the specific of activity from social work areas, ie the solving of socio-human and collective problems and not only individually problems.
Regardless of the specific and nature of the object of intervention the humanistic social work used this unlimited and miraculous resource: human personality (being). This is the reason why its theory and methodology operates with concepts like human being, soul, person, self, empathy, compathy, personal developement, spirituality etc., even when aimed objectives at the family, organizational or community level.
Therefore, the epistemological and methodological foundation of humanistic social work is, ultimately, the representation of individual client as personality, soul, being, and moving in the background the representation as body or through elementary social relationships, as well as the representation to the collective client as a compathetic interaction between persons with soul, personality, as human beings.
In this end the practitioners through traits like human, empathetic quality/ capacity, through creativity, aesthetic sensibility, authentic faith, concern for truth, balanced personality will send and stimulate the development of the „human” features at customers too, factually sending positive energy, happiness, aesthetic, intellectual, spiritual, playful qualities; thus contributing to a greater extent on their personal development, increase the self-esteem, social consciousness, the capacity of initiative and social autonomy. Thus fulfilling the true mission of the humanistic social work practice.
So, humanistic social work prioritize the human personality as resource and operates with an empathetic professional personality concept, that combines the "human" personality with pragmatic personality. Therefore, in the staff training process the focus is on humanistic curriculum, the goal is to train and cultivate the empathetic-professional personality, the ability to resonate to the sufferings and problems of customers.
Qualities such as empathy, presence of spirit, the high level of general culture, aesthetic sensibility, faith and respect for the moral/ religious values, playfulness, communicativity should not miss to any social worker or a psychologist, or a caregiver, because it is the concrete person that empathizes with the customer. So, the humanist worker in social welfare practices is not concerned of the customer survival, but aims the human development, rehabilitation in perspective, according to a human "project", building a new modus vivendi and a new architecture of personality. Without vision, without idealization, without projectivity his personality remains contingent, flat, obtuse. The humanistic goals will remain only on the paper. All what aims to build at the client level must exist in his personality, in its onto-ideational/ projective interior universe. The projectivity, vision, hope are both the professional qualities and the main resources and means to acheive the objectives of humanistic social work practice. These are inherent dimensions of personality and human condition, but must be cultivated and educated.
Here, we see, the fundamental role is to the general education system, but also the training of staff from social welfare. When in the welfare system will work mostly people with above characteristics are probable to decline gradually the assisted number and the situation of those from the system becoming better. Yet, the idea that seems to impose is that the solid, lasting, efficiency personal development and client empowerment is also conditioned by the organizational and cultural level of the community where he lives or by the quality of human and interpersonal relationships in group. (Bradford and Burke, 2005).
Further, we give a brief summary reference to

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