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Mother blaming: A covert practice in therapeutic intervention

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this article I will discuss the continuing discursive support for idealised motherhood, describe some ways mother blaming is practiced within therapeutic intervention and discuss the implications of this for social work practice. The article is based on a qualitative study of professionals who provide therapeutic intervention for sexually violent children and their families. The case examples discussed come from this study and describe the roles attributed to mothers in causing and maintaining their children's sexual violence. © 2004, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Allan, J. (2004). Mother blaming: A covert practice in therapeutic intervention. Australian Social Work, 57(1), 57-70. doi:10.1111/j.0312-407X.2003.00114.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85048997517

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 70

Volume


  • 57

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • In this article I will discuss the continuing discursive support for idealised motherhood, describe some ways mother blaming is practiced within therapeutic intervention and discuss the implications of this for social work practice. The article is based on a qualitative study of professionals who provide therapeutic intervention for sexually violent children and their families. The case examples discussed come from this study and describe the roles attributed to mothers in causing and maintaining their children's sexual violence. © 2004, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Allan, J. (2004). Mother blaming: A covert practice in therapeutic intervention. Australian Social Work, 57(1), 57-70. doi:10.1111/j.0312-407X.2003.00114.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85048997517

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 70

Volume


  • 57

Issue


  • 1