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 National Conference 2016 – Scapegoating in Social Work – LONDON


Friday 9th November 2016




9.30am - 4pm


£30/£20 Non-Members/Members


Sharon Shoesmith, Juliet Koprowska

Event Details

Dr. Sharon Shoesmith
Sharon Shoesmith worked with children for almost 40 years. She is the former Director of Children’s Services, London Borough of Haringey and
the author of Learning from Baby P: The Politics of Blame, Fear and Denial (2016).
Presentation: Understanding and tackling social worker

Juliet Koprowska
Juliet Koprowska is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York, and author of the widely recommended Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice.
Presentation: Shame, blame and scapegoating


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