PIEs 2.0 - specifics and complexity

Part of the essence of a PIE lies in creating and managing the flexibility to meet complex needs; and the central approach of the PIEs 2.0 formula aims to support and accentuate that, stressing the need to customise every key element to the circumstances - the client or user group, and the particular setting.

The new PIEs 2.0 formula - like the older, 'classic' one - picks out half a dozen key areas to attend to. But this is a lens, not a checklist. There is very little in practice that ALL services should do; some issues are more relevant in some services than in others; everything should be related to the specific needs of the service, to the client group (or groups), and the setting.

NB: For those that do find this 'lens' a useful way to look at your services, you may find the self assessment process, the Pizazz, a helpful tool, to move on to planning your development for the future.  But here, we are looking at illustrating the application of the PIE themes through examples, on practice.

These examples, the more specific areas of customisable practice, that we will present here are clustered in the three areas that seem to best reflect the questions we have had, the issues raised in meetings, visits, workshops and seminars, the evidence so far available of 'what works', and the comments of registering members that indicate what PIElink members have been looking for ( see 'Is the PIE evolving?' for some of this history) .

These specific areas are:

  • Needs: client group issues and psychological needs
  • Settings: the places and organisations where we work
  • Approaches: the ways of working, and the generalities and theories behind more specific practice

Presenting examples of these issues here is nevertheless a complex task, even for a website that allows readers/viewers to browse at their own pace for their own concerns. At times the structure of the site can become frankly labyrinthine; and it needs occasional sweeping re-organisation. Please bear with us over several weeks in early 2021, as we again sort and arrange a mass of material.

Further reading/viewing/listening

For more examples

Needs   (PIElink page) : HERE

Settings   (PIElink page) : HERE

Approaches  (PIElink page) : HERE

Is the PIE evolving?  (PIElink page) : HERE

The cycles of practice-based learning (video) :  HERE


Using the PIE lens

The Pizazz (PIElink page) : HERE