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AGENCY AND AUTONOMY

05 Nov 2018 5:02 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

Studies of autonomy often focus on the level of freedom within a society.  It's difficult to be self directed if the environment is so controlled that the person feels no sense of personal power. In the attached meta-analysis the researchers focus on “learning to cope autonomously with the challenges of an open environment.” When working with clients, the evaluation of person in environment is a tenet of our practice. Read on for a 'graphic' understanding of this topic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3805057/

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