Macro interventions and their influence on individual and community well-being

Kristin Ferguson-Colvin, Samantha Teixeira, Laura J. Wernick, Steve Burghardt

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Abstract

Summary: Due to the focus of micro-practice interventions on clinical outcomes and macro-practice interventions on structural outcomes, limited research exists on the clinical benefits resulting from clients’ involvement in macro therapeutic interventions (i.e. structural interventions that target community, organizational, systems, and/or policy-level change and which also have clinical benefits to clients or consumers). In response to this knowledge gap, the authors present four case studies of macro therapeutic interventions in the areas of social enterprise creation, community-based participatory research, transformative organizing, and community-based partnerships. Findings: Collectively, these interventions draw from community, economic, and social development theory, empowerment theory, feminist theory, and critical theory. The authors synthesize the key intervention components across case studies that contribute to clinical and collective empowerment outcomes. Applications: The authors then offer recommendations to the social work profession for developing, implementing, and evaluating macro therapeutic interventions within clinical practice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Social Work
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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well-being
Community-Based Participatory Research
community
Economic Development
Social Work
Therapeutics
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
empowerment
knowledge gap
development theory
critical theory
social development
social work
Power (Psychology)
profession
economics
Social Theory

Keywords

  • community-based participatory research
  • community-based partnership
  • macro therapeutic interventions
  • social enterprise
  • Social work
  • transformative organizing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Macro interventions and their influence on individual and community well-being. / Ferguson-Colvin, Kristin; Teixeira, Samantha; Wernick, Laura J.; Burghardt, Steve.

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