Problems and Solutions

What Key Problems is Intentional Practice Seeking to Address?

While many people, programs and institutions are working hard towards collective thriving, there are three key problems that impact on the capacity of interventions to hit the mark or make a difference in the lives of the people they support.

Problem 1: The Limitations of a ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach

  • Human beings are unique and therefore generic programs, manual-based interventions or prescriptive approaches are only effective for some people, some of the time.

Solution: Intentional practice methods that bring ongoing and high awareness of individual client needs, context and experiences.

Problem 2: Unclear or Counterproductive Intent

  • In their supporting roles, some agencies and individuals don’t always have a clear, beneficial intent in the way they support others. This can encourage the focus to shift to the supporting adult’s or agencies’ needs (managing risk, managing behaviour, compliance) and less awareness is brought to growing the capacity of people they support.

Solution: Intentional practice methods that enables the development of interventions with a clear, growth intent.

Problem 3: Low Awareness of Desired Outcomes and Methods

  • In their supporting roles, individuals and agencies can struggle to articulate the outcomes they are seeking to achieve and the method they are employing to achieve them. Sometimes the outcomes are too ‘big picture’ and they cannot be brought to focus in moment-to-moment supporting relationships or interventions.

Solution: Intentional practice methods that bring ongoing awareness of outcomes and process.