3rd, 9th, 16th July 2024: Introduction to Systemic Social Work with Children and Families


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This three-day course offers an introduction to systemic approaches in social care, emphasising practical skills like hypothesis formulation, circular questioning, and the use of genograms. It combines live seminars, group exercises, and online lectures to foster an understanding of power, diversity, and change theories. This program is ideal for practitioners seeking to enhance their interventions and relationship management within adult social care settings.

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Our programme aims to equip practitioners to:

  • Understand what we mean when we talk about taking a ‘systemic approach’ in a safeguarding context
  • Understand how a systemic theory of change may influence how professionals offer interventions to families
  • Think about power in relationships and within the organisation and consider how aspects of difference and diversity may influence relationships
  • Learn how to formulate systemic hypotheses and then to use these as interventions to bring about change
  • Understand the effect different kinds of questions have when we use them with families and learn how to ask circular questions as systemic interventions.
  • Consider the importance of the genogram as a systemic tool and learn how to draw, annotate and use genograms for meetings, supervision and case discussion – and for therapeutic intervention.

The programme will run online from 9.30- 4.00pm BST. Each day of the programme will be tutor facilitated and combine a variety of exciting and innovative teaching methods.

There will be live seminars facilitated by a tutor which will include whole group teaching and discussion, as well as small group breakout rooms where students will have an opportunity to actively participate in exercises with their colleagues. There will also be formal, didactic teaching delivered via online video, as well as live chat with tutors on message boards. All of the teaching is aimed to support theory to practice application.

This course is aimed towards practitioners working with adults in both statutory and voluntary settings and you will have the chance to meet and share ideas with colleagues across the country.


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