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Social Construction, Relational Theory and Change Practices | June 19-21

Fri, June 19, 2009

Social Construction, Relational Theory and Change Practices

Jun 19th, 2009 (fri) -- Jun 21st, 2009 (sun)      
Target Audience: All (This workshop is full - email to be put on a waiting list)
Location: Wallingford, PA, at the home of the presenters

Presenters: Ken and Mary Gergen

In this workshop participants are introduced to social constructionism and the relational perspective with which it is closely related. In addition, numerous practical applications - in organizations, therapy, education, community development, and more - are explored. Special topics include language and meaning-making, poly-vocality, transformative dialogue, and values and spirituality. Participants with a background in social constructionism have an opportunity to explore issues of special relevance to their projects and practices. The workshop style is discussion and activity oriented, with time for walks and talks at nearby Swarthmore College. Meals are included in the registration, with supper and lunches at the Gergen’s, and a festive banquet on Saturday night. International visitors are especially welcomed.

Taos-Tilburg PHD entering students are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the social construction workshop offered.

Participants are invited to stay at the Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center, which is across the street from the Gergen’s. (call 1-800-742-3150, ext. 142, Steve Jackson, registrar, is our contact person.) Breakfast is included. You may inquire about the shuttle service from the nearby Philadelphia airport.

(This workshop is full - email to be put on a waiting list)

For more information and/or to register, contact: Mary Gergen at email: [email protected]; or call 610-566-1825.