‘One for all and all for … some’ by E. Rissinger

February 9, 2013

Rissinger, E. (2012). One for all and all for … some. The SRV Journal, 7(2), 10–14.

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Reviews from the December 2008 issue

February 21, 2012

Cocks, K. (2008). Review of the conference paper Reducing unwanted risk for people with disabilities and for disability workers by Bill Budiselik. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 38–40.

Race, D. (2008). Review of the book Quality of life for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by R. Schalock, J. Gardner, & V. Bradley. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 41–43.

Thomas, S. (2008). Review of the article Community-based art studios in Europe and the United States: A comparative study by R.M. Vick & K. Sexton-Radek. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 43–45.

Thomas, S. (2008). Review of the film The counterfeiters by S. Ruzowitzky. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 45–46.

Osburn, J. (2008). Review of the book Cold storage: Super maximum security confinement in Indiana by Human Rights Watch. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 46–51.

Dewick, S. (2008). Review of the television series little people BIG WORLD from The Learning Channel. The SRV Journal, 3(2), 51–59.

reviews SRVJ Dec 2008


‘Deinstitutionalizing the ‘old school’ mindset’ by Andrew Alves

January 6, 2012

Alves, A. (2011). Deinstitutionalizing the ‘old school’ mindset. The SRV Journal, 6(2), 19–21.


‘The ‘happiness’ issue: A brief elaboration on a common obstacle to Social Role Valorization’ by Joe Osburn

January 6, 2012

Osburn, J. (2009). The “happiness issue”: A brief elaboration on a common obstacle to Social Role Valorization. The SRV Journal, 4(2), 33-41.

full text PDF: J Osburn article happiness


‘Interview: Chris Liuzzo, Director of Residential Services at the RENARC’ by Guy Caruso

October 14, 2011

Caruso, G. (2006). Interview: Chris Liuzzo, Director of Residential Services at the Rensselaer County Chapter ARC (New York, USA). The SRV Journal, 1(2), 39-46.


‘Chronic criminal disease: An SRV-based critique of drug addiction services’ by Susanne Hartfiel

October 6, 2011

Hartfiel, S. (2006). Chronic criminal disease: An SRV-based critique of drug addiction services. The SRV Journal, 1(2), 7-24.

full text PDF: chronic criminal disease.cwk (WP)

This article analyzes methadone programs, set up to treat heroin addiction in two major German cities, using the SRV concept of service model coherency as its analytical framework. It describes: the people served by such programs, typical assumptions underlying methadone treatment, and the various services provided. The author shows what impacts methadone programs tend to have on recipient’s: overall drug use patterns, health, perception by others, and their ability to leave devalued roles and enter more valued ones. It describes harmful service practices as well as some that are more beneficial to service recipients. The underlying medical model of service is analyzed, including its faulty assumptions from which most other problems flow.

The article concludes that methadone treatment comes with numerous problems and only few benefits. Methadone programs are shown to be extremely incoherent largely because they are based on wrong assumptions of what drug addiction is and thus do not offer in their contents and processes what recipients really need. Lastly the question is asked, who benefits from such incoherent services, if not the service recipients for whom the programs are said to be offered.


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