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The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families. (2021)
Thesis
HANCOCK-FRASER, C. 2021. The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603299

The lived experience of adult adoptees in searching and re-engaging with birth families is an under-researched area, and receives limited focus in social work practice and policy. The aim of this study is to explore both the experience and the impact... Read More about The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families..

An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. (2020)
Thesis
PRITCHARD, G.B. 2020. An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Performance management of social work and social care services, complemented by effective regulation, is viewed as key to improving delivery and providing public assurance about care quality, and the value of listening to stakeholders as contributors... Read More about An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland..

Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? (2018)
Thesis
GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic relationship already exists whi... Read More about Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups?.

Video feedback and its impact on the development of communication skills within social work education. (2008)
Thesis
BOLGER, J. 2008. Video feedback and its impact on the development of communication skills within social work education. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Video feedback has been utilised in training situations across a range of professional disciplines such as medicine and psychotherapy, and its use in developing communication and selfassessment skills has also been experimented with in social work ed... Read More about Video feedback and its impact on the development of communication skills within social work education..