SF Practice and Social Change Plymouth Event on 14th March

Solution-focused Practice and Social Change – out of the Clinic and into the Community

1- Day Event organised by Livewell Southwest

and Plymouth University

facilitated by Guy Shennan

14th March 2019   9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost – £60

Venue: Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4EL


Solution-focused Practice and Social Change:

There are some exciting developments taking place in the world of solution-focused practice, which are seeing the approach shifting from individual to group and community levels, where hopeful conversations are increasingly being facilitated.

Last year’s UKASFP conference included a stream of presentations on solution-focused practice and social change, which provided a variety of examples of community-based uses of the approach.

The conference also saw the appearance of the first draft of a solution-focused manifesto for social change, produced by a new group, the Solution-Focused Collective. This manifesto was discussed at a workshop at the annual European solution-focused conference in September and then at the American conference in November.

This day will provide an opportunity to consider these developments, and how they can affect all of us as solution-focused practitioners, whatever contexts we are working in.

Come along and be part of a collective on the day, learning about and helping to develop collective solution-focused practices!

About the Presenter:

Guy Shennan is a solution-focused practitioner, trainer and consultant, based in London. He worked in mental health settings with young people and adults, before training as a social worker and going on to work with children and families. As the Chair of the British Association of Social Workers from 2014 to 2018, Guy was active in campaigning for social change, and as his term of office came to an end, he co-founded the Solution-Focused Collective to develop similar activities in this field. He presented on this at the SFBTA conference in Boulder, Colorado in November, and his latest article, co-written with Marc Gardiner of the Zebra Collective, ‘Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice’, was published in the journal, Critical and Radical Social Work, (2018).

March 14th Event:

NB: Livewell Southwest will only be able to reserve a place with a cheque.

Please note: Lunch will not be provided but refreshments will be available.

To reserve a place please contact:

Plymouth Psychotherapy Department, 1st Floor, Centre Court, 73 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0AH

Tel:  01752 435510  Email: Livewell.Psychotherapy@nhs.net

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