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15th European Groupwork Symposium
York, 9th-11th September 2009
Groups in communities, communities in groups
Call for papers
Join us at this Symposium in exploring the use of groups and groupwork within established communities such as hospitals, day centres, therapeutic communities, prisons, schools, and many others.
How do these ideas, that of the ‘community’ and that of the ‘group’, complement or conflict with each other? Are they compatible? Can we make them work well together? /Examples of groupwork practice, where these and other relevant issues can be explained will be most welcome.
Additionally, how can we help groups to become ‘communities’, building a sense of belonging, an identity, and a cause or purpose? How do some groups become communities, able to challenge and campaign for social justice, while providing a ‘place’ for those with similar needs and interests? /Again, we hope you will share your experiences and your thinking about the group that becomes a community.
The Symposium Planning Group would like to hear from groupworkers from any setting or background who would like to contribute either:
You should provide a plan of how you intend to engage participants and make the workshop interactive. A workshop would usually take about one and a half hours.
Either a short introductory piece describing an example of groupwork linked to the theme, with your critical reflections – should take about 20 minutes, with some time added for questions at the end. or
A major paper
exploring the Symposium themes theoretically or conceptually.
For all of these presentations you should be sensitive to a mixed audience (international, multiprofessional and multidisciplinary) and make sure that your work is accessible and anti-oppressive.
Please send your ideas for papers or workshops via an abstract of up to 250 words, which should be sent (preferably as an email attachment) to:
School of Health and Social Care
1st Floor Royal London House
Bournemouth BH1 3LT
Proposals should reach us by 27th February 2009.
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