Driving forces maps: Case studies of a tool for implementing change strategies

Frank Daloisio, Toba Schwaber Kerson, Judith L.M. McCoyd

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In this article, driving forces mapping, a technique derived from business strategy, is applied to five different client situations: an AIDS support organization, a men's bereavement group, an individual managing grief after abortion following diagnosis of a fetal anomaly, an individual dealing with an HIV diagnosis, and a couple who wanted to increase marital satisfaction. The technique was found to be helpful in goal definition, contracting and developing mutuality, and it was less helpful in introspective work. The article describes the work in ways that allow the reader to understand the process and apply the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


  • Change implementation
  • Driving forces maps
  • Intervention
  • Mapping devices
  • Strategy


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