Therapeutic Care Blog

Articles, thoughts and publications produced by the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care.

May 15, 2019

Be more affective to be more effective

Noel MacNamara Senior Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care The role of emotions within human service work may at first glance appear to be intuitively obvious and incontestable. Indeed, Howe (2008) described the day of a human service worker as ‘suffused with emotional content’. The role of emotions is at the core of literature …

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April 12, 2019

Putting theory into practice

Noel MacNamara Senior Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care   Sometimes you might wonder why you need to learn about theory. I have heard people say:   “caring for kids in residential care is common sense”   “theory is OK for academic’s but not for the everyday work of residential care”   Residential work …

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March 18, 2019

An emerging paradigm – Welcome to our new Therapeutic Care Blog

Janise Mitchell, Director – Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care Over the past two decades, the term therapeutic care has emerged as a new paradigm used to integrate constructs that had traditionally been considered separate – therapeutic processes and the care of young people, many of whom have experienced significant trauma and present with a …

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March 13, 2019

What are the 10 Essential Elements of the Intensive Therapeutic Care System in NSW?

Janise Mitchell, Director – Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care   Concepts of ‘complexity’ and ‘evidence’ are often heard in discussions that seek to find ways to better meet the needs of traumatised young people requiring more intensive forms of care. Debates about ‘evidence-based’ versus ‘evidence-informed’ practice have emerged in policy and practice debates as …

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