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


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

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


Weds 8th - Thurs 9th June 2022




9:00 - 17:30




Rowena Davis & Annika Hall

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.

Work with others to develop your skills in bringing SAVI into work & life, using it to see & understand how what we say impacts on our ability to live & work together.
Open to those who have done the two-day Introductory SAVI Workshop.

This two-day practicum will work with the specific application questions participants bring, with the goal of integrating SAVI understanding & skills into real-life contexts like using SAVI:

  • To guide more productive conversations at work & at home
  • As a lens on therapeutic work
  • To assess the dynamics & phase of development of a system (e.g. a person, couple, family, team, organisation)

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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.

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