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

GAPS Events

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 recent years GAPS visited London, Bristol, Swansea, Taunton, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Birmingham, Glasgow and York.

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

If the cost of attending an event is a barrier...

GAPS members are able to apply for practice development bursaries to support with fees or travel costs for training events.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Building collaboration in groups and teams: Finding common ground (SCT UK)

Building collaboration in groups and teams: Finding common ground (SCT UK)

Location: Eastbourne

Date: Mon 5th & Tue 6th June 2023

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

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

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023

Social Work in times of crisis and disaster – Northumbria Univerisity Annual Social Work Conference

Social Work in times of crisis and disaster – Northumbria Univerisity Annual Social Work Conference

Location: online

Date: Fri 27th January

Exploring Our Work Challenges Using a Systems Centered Approach

Exploring Our Work Challenges Using a Systems Centered Approach

Location: Online

Date: 10 Sessions beginning 19th January

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

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

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Date: Thursday 15th December 2022

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

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

Location: Online

Date: Thursday 8th December 2022

Institute of Group Analysis: Foundation Weekend: Reflective Practice in Organisations

Institute of Group Analysis: Foundation Weekend: Reflective Practice in Organisations

Location: London NW3

Date: 12th & 13th November 2022

GAPS National Conference 7th Oct –  “Intersectionality for Social Workers  and The Race Conversation”

GAPS National Conference 7th Oct – “Intersectionality for Social Workers and The Race Conversation”

Location: London and Online via Zoom

Date: Friday 7th October 2022

How can Trauma Informed Practice guide our interventions now?

How can Trauma Informed Practice guide our interventions now?

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Thursday 22nd September 2022

Systems-Centered® Training Week York 12 – 16 September 2022

Systems-Centered® Training Week York 12 – 16 September 2022

Location: York

Date: 12th - 16th September 2022

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

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

Location: Glasgow

Date: Friday 17th June 2022

Social Dreaming Workshop

Social Dreaming Workshop

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Wednesday 8th June

New voices for GAPS workshops

GAPS is excited to announce that we are looking to bring in new voices to deliver workshops and seminars over the coming year

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Clare Winnicott Essay Awards

The 2024 Clare Winnicott Essay Awards are open for submissions from unpublished Social Work Practitioners and Social Work Students

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