Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work


GAPS encourages connection and reflection among the social work community. We invite you to take part in our online discussions to exchange thoughts and ideas about the articles and subjects raised. We have recently encouraged our members and wider readership to contribute through the Writing for GAPS initiativeWe have been really delighted with the response and we are very pleased to publish the first of these commissioned pieces from Rhian Taylor.

We invite you to read, think, and respond through the comments section.  This space is for practitioners, educators and students in the field of social work.  You must logged in as a GAPS member or subscriber (subscribing is free).  Please get in touch if you have any difficulty registering or logging in – we would really like you to take part.


Recent Discussion Topics

How do we understand relationships now?

How do we understand relationships now?

A discussion which began during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, when many social workers worked from home and met clients and colleagues online. Our Trustees, Nigel and Katharine begin the discussion with a longer view. You are invited to join in.

Nigel Elliott and Katharine Scanlan

Writing for the GAPS Website

Do you have an idea for a short article you could write for GAPS?  We warmly invite those involved in social work practice and educators to think about what they would like to say to an audience with an interest in systemic thinking and therapeutic and relationship-based social work practice.

Our aim is to bridge the gap between practice and academic writing whilst opening up spaces for contemplation and stimulating discussion.

We encourage practitioners, educators and researchers to propose articles of 1,000 words or more for publication on this site and for discussion among our community.

We offer an authors' fee of £400 per article.