Professor Alessandro Sicora

Working with Emotions: A Workshop on Reflective Practice

Date: 29 January 2020. 
Time: 12.30-4.30pm
Tea and coffee are provided from 12pm.

This free learning event is provided as part of the West Midlands Teaching Partnership and is aimed at experienced social workers and social work students.
The emotions of social workers have often been described as an obstacle to good social work intervention. Having a ‘detached attitude’ towards service users is considered one of the fundamental components of being a professional. This approach however excessively simplifies a more complex reality in which empathy, intuition and other "non-rational" components not only appear but are the key ingredients of many successful interventions. Training that aims to help participants experience strategies for exploring and sharing the area of emotions is often neglected.
The workshop will provide participants with:
• Insights into current practice in regard to managing emotions
• Understanding and opportunity to review contemporary models of professional reflection and the implications for practice
The Workshop will be interactive and will provide an opportunity to consider your own practice and learning needs.
Workshop facilitated by Alessandro Sicora, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Trento, Italy; He qualified as a social worker in 1989 and has been a social work academic since 2008. Currently he is President of the Italian Society of Social Work (SocISS), Secretary, European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) and Research Associate of the Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
His latest publication is: Sicora, A. (2017) Reflective practice and learning from mistakes in social work, Bristol: Policy Press.

There is a maximum of 40 places for the workshop.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Attendance certificates will be available at the conclusion.

If you would like to attend this workshop, email Sophie Fulton and provide your name and professional status (currently working / pre-qualification).

Registration closes on Friday 24 January 2020.

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Keele University, David Weatherall building, 0.78
School of Primary, Community and Social Care
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01782 734726

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