Reuben WOO, Yan-wah


Partner: Reuben WOO, Yan-wah, 
Acting Senior Lecturer, Childcare, Elderly and Community Services, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

Preferred contact: [email protected]
Key Words: Resident in: Hong Kong; Working in: Hong Kong; Area(s) of Interest in VBP:Education, Research/philosophy, Other/Balance Based Interviewing; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Ethics; Area(s) of healthcare expertise:Mental health/other/psychiatry, Mental health/other/learning difficulties, Service user
Brief Description of Work: I am a social worker working in the offender rehabilitation service in Hong Kong for 22 years. Balance Based Interviewing is a social work practice approach and supervision model. It is a collaborative, process oriented style of communication which pays specific attention to the interplay between values and facilitates decision making through a process of dynamic balancing between and within three types of balance: justification, effect, and perspective. It has a 4-step process: awareness, understanding, relating and balancing of values. It builds on my earlier work on a values-based Decision Making Protocol.

READ MORE: For a down-loadable copy of the values-based Decision Making Protocol see Full Text Downloads and scroll down to ‘Values Based Practice Decision Making Protocol – User Guide’