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


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

Systems-Centered® Training Week Online


Mon 13 – Fri 17 September 2021




11:15 am - 7:00pm


£260 - £590


Susan Gantt, Fran Carter, Ray Haddock, Mike Maher, Lotte Paans, Rowena Davis, Madeline O’Carroll

A practical approach to change

For those new and curious about SCT, as well as those with previous SCT experience.

13 – 14 September 2021

Foundations of Systems–Centered Training
Led by Mike Maher & Lotte Paans

The group will learn about SCT theory, practise skills and work as an experiential group. We will use functional subgrouping to explore differences instead of reacting to or scapegoating them. Please assess yourself to ensure this is a good time for you to participate in an experiential training.
Places limited, sign up soon!

Taking up our roles in organisations – what helps and what gets in the way?
Led by Rowena Davis & Madeline O’Carroll

The group will apply SCT theory and maps, including Role, Goal and Context and the Person-as-a-System, to explore what helps and what gets in the way of taking up our organisational roles. We will learn about how the system dynamics impact us and how we influence the system. Using the SCT functional subgrouping method, we will integrate differences and build our capacity to be a systems member, leader, manager or consultant.
Places limited, sign up soon!

15 – 17 September 2021

Large Group
Open to everyone interested in applying SCT in a large group context, and can be taken in combination with any of the two-day workshops or as a stand-alone.

Led by Susan Gantt, Fran Carter & Ray Haddock

The goal of this large group is to develop the inter-person system using functional subgrouping so that the large group can emerge itself and what it contains as a social context with both survival and transformational goals.


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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.

Do you know someone who might like to present to a GAPS audience? Is that you?


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.