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Events

GAPS offers workshops, work discussion groups, and conferences to the Social Work community. GAPS events offer a space to connect and recuperate, and form new relationships with like-minded colleagues.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have made use of online spaces to deliver these activities and continue to offer spaces for social workers to connect, reflect and learn. In doing so we have explored the benefits of working in this way, whilst also considering what can be lost. In the future GAPS hopes to provide a mixture of in-person and online activities.

Most GAPS events are free, and, when we meet in person, lunch and refreshments are provided. Events are held around the UK. In 2018-19 GAPS visited London, Bristol, Swansea, Taunton, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

Our listings also include events held by other organisations, which we think you might be interested in.

We are busy planning our 2022 schedule of events.  Make sure you are on our mailing list to hear about them as they are announced.

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Upcoming Events

How can Trauma Informed Practice guide our interventions now?

How can Trauma Informed Practice guide our interventions now?

Trauma informed practice takes account of the ways in which brain’s survival system adapts in response to abuse and neglect, developing strategies that later become unhelpful and often self sabotaging. Survival behaviours in children impact whole systems, with parents, carers and teachers being triggered into their own survival roles.

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Friday 13th May 2022

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Creating Opportunities for Reflection and Expansive Learning in Multi-agency Care Networks

Creating Opportunities for Reflection and Expansive Learning in Multi-agency Care Networks

A workshop for social workers and supervising social workers working with care networks around children and adults.

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Date: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Time: 9:30am - 1pm

System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction: Introductory SAVI Workshop

System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction: Introductory SAVI Workshop

SAVI is a practical, theory-based tool created by Agazarian & Simon for mapping and having more productive and satisfying conversations at work and in our personal lives.

Location: Eastbourne

Date: Mon 6th - Tues 7th June 2022

Time: 9:00 - 17:30

System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction: Putting SAVI To Work: Applications Practicum

System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction: Putting SAVI To Work: Applications Practicum

SAVI is a practical, theory-based tool created by Agazarian & Simon for mapping and having more productive and satisfying conversations at work and in our personal lives.

Location: Eastbourne

Date: Weds 8th - Thurs 9th June 2022

Time: 9:00 - 17:30

Social Dreaming Workshop

Social Dreaming Workshop

Social dreaming is a group method that aims to allow shared unconscious thoughts and feelings to emerge in a collective and in doing so to create new thoughts together.

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Wednesday 8th June

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00pm

Building relational systems in social work using systems-centered® theory and practice

Building relational systems in social work using systems-centered® theory and practice

Social workers are expected to build effective working relationships often in a context of substantial caseloads and tight timescales. Occupying the space between the service user and the organisation, and transmitting information between the two, social workers use their relational knowledge and skill to assess, support, inform, advise and report on their work. Meanwhile supervision is often focused on caseloads, deadlines and the production of written records.

Location: Glasgow

Date: Friday 17th June 2022

Time: 9.30 - 4.30pm

GAPS National Conference 2022

GAPS National Conference 2022

GAPS National Conference will be a hybrid event - in person in London and online via Zoom.

Location: London and Online via Zoom

Date: Friday 7th October 2022

Time: 9:30 - 4:30

Past Events

Systems Centred Theory (SCT®) – A Different Kind of Systems Theory

Systems Centred Theory (SCT®) – A Different Kind of Systems Theory

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Wednesday 8th December

IFSW European Conference on Social Work 2021

IFSW European Conference on Social Work 2021

Location: Online and Zagreb, Croatia

Date: Monday 11th Oct to Wednesday 13th Oct 2021

GAPS National Conference 2021: Caring in an Uncaring World – Moral Injury and Ethical Practice

GAPS National Conference 2021: Caring in an Uncaring World – Moral Injury and Ethical Practice

Location: Bristol and Online

Date: Friday 8th October 2021

Systems-Centered® Training Week Online

Systems-Centered® Training Week Online

Location: Online

Date: Mon 13 – Fri 17 September 2021

“First Build Your System” Leadership & Management – a systemic perspective

“First Build Your System” Leadership & Management – a systemic perspective

Location: Online

Date: Wednesday 14th July

JSWEC online conference 2021

JSWEC online conference 2021

Location: Online

Date: 8th - 9th July 2021

Giving and Receiving Feedback – It’s not easy!

Giving and Receiving Feedback – It’s not easy!

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Friday 2nd July

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood in Care – (Workshop in two parts)

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood in Care – (Workshop in two parts)

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Tuesday 22nd June, Tuesday 6th July

Living with uncertainty: two Systems-Centered® workshops

Living with uncertainty: two Systems-Centered® workshops

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Mon 14th & Tue 15 June 2021

Systems Centred Theory (SCT®) – A Different Kind of Systems Theory

Systems Centred Theory (SCT®) – A Different Kind of Systems Theory

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Friday 28th May

Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Location: Online - Freud Museum

Date: Wed 17th March 2021

Exploring our Work Challenges as Social Workers

Exploring our Work Challenges as Social Workers

Location: online

Date: January to May 2021

Workshops, Conferences & Other Events

What would you like to attend?

We are eager to offer a full calendar of online and in-person workshops, conferences, lectures and discussion groups.  We are really keen to hear from people who have something to share with our audience.  We would like to hear from you about ideas for an event.

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