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The resilient adult guidance practitioner: a study of the impact of high-touch work in challenging times

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dc.contributor.author Hearne, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T14:30:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T14:30:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4906
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This report is a summary of an IRCHSS (New Ideas Award) funded research project carried out between December, 2011 and March, 2012 in the University of Limerick. The aim was to investigate resilience for adult guidance practitioners involved in high touch work during a time of unrelenting economic challenges. High touch is “highly skilled professional attachment, involvement, and separation over and over again with one person after another” (Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison (2011, p.106). It involves respect, constant empathy, one-way caring, understanding and energy for the client. Twelve practitioners from a range of adult guidance services in the Republic of Ireland and England participated in the study between February and March, 2012. The ten Irish practitioners work in the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI), the Local Employment Service (LES) and a VEC VTOS Centre. The two English practitioners work in a University Careers Service and a Public Employment Service (NextStep). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www2.ul.ie/pdf/232957089.pdf
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject adult guidance en_US
dc.subject high-touch en_US
dc.title The resilient adult guidance practitioner: a study of the impact of high-touch work in challenging times en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-02-22T11:29:07Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1414908
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status non-peer-reviewed


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