Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

Interpersonal identification

In this presentation, John Armstrong describes the concept of interpersonal identification.

Interpersonal identification is one of the ten themes of Social Role Valorisation.

When you experience interpersonal identification, it means you see something in another person that you see and identify in yourself. You may then assume that you are like the person and the person is like you.

The application of this theme in the life of a devalued person can be very powerful, as John explains in his presentation.

Playing time: 50 minutes

This presentation was recorded during our Social Role Valorisation Peer Group meeting in September 2023. John’s other presentations are in our website’s SRV resource collection.

If you want to join one of our peer groups, please visit our page about currently running peer groups.

Meet John Armstrong

John armstrong speaking into microphone while presenting on stageJohn Armstrong has worked with people and families of people with a disability for over 40 years. He has worked as a trainer and consultant across many settings with individuals, families and agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand.

John is one of only two Senior Trainers of SRV (Social Role Valorisation) in Australia. He has presented on the topic of SRV in many international forums. He contributed two chapters of the recently published book Ageing and the Good Things of Life: The Application of Social Role Valorization to Supporting People as They Age.