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Co-creating Research & Practice | Feb. 23-24

Sat, February 23, 2013

Relational Theory and Collaborative Processes

Location: Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Faculty: Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D., Jenny Helin, Ph.D., Ottar Ness, Ph.D.

Social constructionist ideas have been increasingly used to inform practice as well as inquiry. These ideas draw on a relational paradigm, which emphasize the meaning-making processes, actions and our realities through relationships, interactions, language and embodied practices. This workshop will provide a space for knowledge development and resources to enhance your own research and practice.

This is a two-day workshop where the first day will be dedicated to social constructionist assumptions. Relational understandings of language use and meaning-making, dialogue, as well as appreciative and future oriented perspectives will be explored. Special attention will be given to collaborative research and intervention projects. We will focus on ways of inviting others to: (1) participate in dialogue, (2) enter into different lived experiences, (3) notice what is striking, (4) appreciate alternatives, (5) navigate multiple experiences and views, (6) embrace stories that create opportunities for different conversations, and (7) engage in relational responsibility.

The second day will be an invitation to work further with the concepts and discussions from day one into your own projects. We invite you to bring in your own research/professional experience from your field of expertise, such as organizations, therapy, education, and community development, to be collaboratively explored.

Preparation: A brief preparation form will be sent out in advance.

Time: 23-24 of February 2013, Saturday from 10h – 17h and Sunday from 9.30 h – 13h ( Dinner on Saturday evening together, every pays their own way).

Registration Fee:
(includes coffee breaks and lunch, and study materials): EUR 300, EUR 250 (student).

Taos/Tilburg PhD entering students are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop.

For registration and more information, contact Celiane Camargo-Borges on e-mail: [email protected]

Deadline for registration:
1st February 2013.

Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D., Research coordinator at Imagineering Academy. NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Taos Institute Associate.

Celiane is a researcher and practitioner working at the interface of psychology, healthcare, community building and organization development. She has worked in a variety of settings including communities and health professionals in Brazil; healthcare researchers in Taiwan; as well as community arts in the Netherlands.

She is also a lecturer and research coordinator at the Imagineering Academy, a master’s programme from the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. She has published on issues of health promotion, public health; dialogue theory; group practice; qualitative methodology relational responsibility.

Jenny Helin, Ph.D., Research Fellow Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, Taos Institute Associate, [email protected]

Jenny has extensive experience of working with family firms and company owners as an academic and consultant. Her research projects depart from a relational stance where she works collaborative with organizational members. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of process philosophy and dialogue, exploring generative meeting practices in organizational contexts.

Ottar Ness, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Buskerud University College; Family Therapist at Trondheim Family Therapy Centre, Norway; Taos Institute Associate. [email protected]

Ottar’s work is focused on Collaborative Practices in Family Therapy, Mental Health Work, and Substance Abuse - and are concentrated in the following areas: (1) Collaborative practices in research methods, (2) Collaborative practices in therapeutic processes in mental health work, substance abuse work, and in family therapy, (3) Collaborative practices in training and supervision of mental health workers and family therapists, (4) Collaborative practices in service development in mental health work, substance abuse work, and in family therapy, and (5) Theory development related to collaborative practices in mental health work, substance abuse work, and in family Therapy.

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