Asian Journal of Counselling



Implications of Social Constructionism to Counseling and Social Work Practice

2002.第9卷第1及2期(Vol. 9 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 105–130
 

Implications of Social Constructionism to Counseling and Social Work Practice

社會建構主義對輔導和社會工作的含義

Siu-Wai LIT & Daniel T. L. SHEK(列小慧、石丹理)

Abstract

With the emergence of postmodernism, the positivistic worldview of objective reality is being challenged. The postmodern worldview, as exemplified by the metatheory of social constructionism, has great influence on our understanding of how knowledge is constructed and how intervention is carried out in different helping professions, such as counseling and social work. This article describes the basic tenets of social constructionism and examines the implications of social constructionist principles on counseling and social work practice. The contributions of social constructionism and the difficulties of applying social constructionist principles in counseling and social work settings within the Chinese cultural context are also discussed.

摘要

隨著社會建構主義的興起,以實證主義為本的輔導及社會工作逐漸受到批評。本文描述社會建構主義的基本論點,以及它對輔導及社會工作的含義。本文亦探討社會建構主義對華人輔導及社會工作的貢獻,並剖析在應用上遇到的困難。