GAPS is a social work membership organisation promoting relationship-based approaches, and psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work
GAPS Day Workshop - The importance of the relationship in social work practice (Bristol) - 24th April 2013 - NOW FULL.
If you are interested please let us know as we are planning a further workshop in July.
The aim of this workshop will be to look at the important role played by the relationships that we build and the complex nature of social work practice. It will focus on identifying 80 generalist skills and interventions, with particular emphasis being placed on the advanced skills that are needed when working with people where defensive reactions are evident. The workshop will outline why – as human beings – we adopt defensive stances and how we can work effectively with the complex problems, difficult situations and intense emotions that we regularly encounter in social work. This workshop will be interactive and informative, fun and enjoyable.
Go to our events page to find out more and for an application form.
Peer support/professional development groups
GAPS Peer Support Group
GAPS is involved in organising peer support and professional development groups for social work practitioners.
We currently run a group in Bristol which meets monthly and brings together interested practitioners and managers. Our meetings over the coming months with will held from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Emmaus House in Clifton on:
- Thursday 9th May 2013
- Thursday 13th June 2013
For more information please go to the Professional development groups page: Peer Support Group
JSWP co-editor vacancy
Journal of Social Work Practice
Call for co-editor
Applications are invited for the post of co-editor for the Journal of Social Work Practice.
Journal of Social Work Practice
We are looking to recruit a new co-editor for this ISI ranked journal, published four times a year. Its high quality refereed articles are devoted to the exploration and analysis of practice in social welfare and allied health professions from psychodynamic and systemic perspectives. The journal has a wide international readership and editorial correspondents, and is committed to an equal opportunities policy that actively strives to foster all forms of intercultural dialogue and debate. It is owned by GAPS (Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work), but preserves the principle of editorial independence. The journal is published by Taylor and Francis under a license agreement with GAPS.
For more information about the Journal, please visit the Taylor and Francis website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjsw20/current
The main tasks undertaken by the co-editors involve receiving and processing contributions for the journal through peer review, communicating with authors and peer reviewers throughout this process and arriving at final decisions on publication via the online submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts™. The incoming co-editor will be involved with the implementation of the ScholarOne system and will receive full training.
In addition, the co-editor will be expected to contribute with others to the development of an editorial strategy for the journal and be involved in representing the Journal at conferences and elsewhere. A key feature of this work involves liaising with the Publishers, Editorial Board, International Editors and Panel of Assessors and attending to other aspects of journal maintenance.
Editors receive expenses to cover editorial board costs, some of which is used to cover conference expenses at home and abroad.
Applications are invited from candidates with some experience of academic writing, journal publishing and peer review processes and experience of working as a supportive and collaborative team member. The post is for three years but can be extended for a further three years.
Application: The application process includes a brief, two-page CV, a covering letter in support of your application and the contact details for two referees.
For a job description and person specification please email GAPS at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: GAPS, 10 Saville Court, Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4EJ, England, UK.