“Vem är du och vem är jag och vad skall vi göra tillsammans?” En kvalitativ studie om familjebehandlarens syn på samverkan med socialsekreterare kring gemensamma ärenden.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the family therapist's view of collaboration with social workers on joint cases. The study highlighted the opportunities and difficulties that existed in the collaboration work, implementations that should be implemented to promote collaboration, as well as the professionals' perception of their collaboration through a clients perspective. To compose this study, a qualitative research method in the form of in-depth interviews was used. A total of six interviews were completed with the family therapists. Our study showed that the family therapists valued good communication, relationship and commitment throughout the case as essential for good collaboration. The results showed that collaboration was perceived as personal and that collaboration with family therapists was deprioritized when the social workers had a high workload. This study also showed that a defining of roles was essential in collaboration and that different perspectives on the case can be an asset, as well as something difficult. The effects of collaboration was not always as the family therapist wished and this study showed that some professionals did not take the necessary steps to achieve a good collaboration. Important implementations to promote collaboration in practice were common platforms and clear directives from management. The findings that arose regarding the professionals client perspective on collaboration showed that a good collaboration might result in a higher quality for the client's services, and that a comprehensibility and good communication seemed to be important factors for the client to feel secure. When there was a lack of clarity in the form of the professionals differentiating points of view, uncertainty was a factor that the professionals considered might affect the client. An important aspect that was highlighted was that there should be a clear limit to what is communicated about the client between the professionals. The results also showed that the family therapists emphasized that an exchange of information in joint cases is essential for the client in order to have as good experience as possible.
Samverkan, samsyn, roller, familjebehandlare, socialsekreterare.