This slide show is the summary of my research project "How do Services Shape the Recovery from Sexual Abuse". It shows the process of recovery and indicates experiences survivors of sexual abuse need to achieve recovery.
Text of Conference Auckland 2009
1. Balancing Recognition And Disrespect:Recovery as the Process of Identity Formation
2. Aim of Research
What doesnt work
How does it leave clients
3. My Motivation
Observing clients devastated by interactions with services
4. Recognition Theory
Germany, 1949 -
Successor of Habermas
at the Institut fuer Sozialforschung, Frankfurt
5. Recognition Theory
Recognition = Give Value to
Disrespect = Contempt
6. Recognition Theory
Describes processes through which a sense of self and identity is derived
We learn about who we are through interactions with others
7. Recognition Theory
Human integrity is closely linked with patterns of approval and recognition
8. Forms of Recognition
Love > Self-Confidence
Rights > Self-Respect
Solidarity > Self-Esteem
9. Recovery Is ...
Having a positive view of Self
Being able to deal with life
Not being rule by the past
Being able to have relationships
Appreciating efforts made
Most Helpful Is ... 11. Cycle of Recognition
12. Cycle of Disrespect
How do you address power inequalities concerning survivors of interpersonal trauma?
Do you see Recognition Theory as a useful tool to identify power inequalities in your day to day practice?
How is it possible to address power inequalities within the health care system we currently have?