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Social Construction: Relational Practices and Transforming Dialogues | Dec 1-3

Thu, December 1, 2011

Presenters: Harlene Anderson and Sheila McNamee

Date: December 1-3, 2011
Location: Houston, Texas

Harlene and Sheila invite you to join them for a dynamic intensive collaborative workshop. Bringing their breadth of experiences together, the workshop will introduce social construction and relational practices for those new to it and will help those familiar with it to deepen their understandings and practices. Additionally, focus will be on the practical application of constructionist ideas in organizations, therapy, education, and community development. We will focus on constructionist/relational understandings of language and meaning-making, polyvocality, transformative dialogue, and appreciative and future oriented perspectives. Participants will learn how social reality is constructed in language and the implications of this for our understandings, knowledge, and everyday practice. Participants with a background in social construction will have an opportunity to explore issues of special relevance to their projects and practices. Taos/Tilburg Ph.D. students are encouraged to attend as part of their workshop selections, as are other interested students. Workshop sessions will be complemented by informal gatherings.

CE Credits available through Houston Galveston Institute.
CE Hours fee: $20.00 (payable by check or cash prior to the workshop)

Houston Galveston Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Houston Galveston Institute is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Provider #1263, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Social Workers, and by the Texas Certification Board of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Provider #06410-91, as a Continuing Education Provider.

Registration Fee (includes Thursday reception, Friday and Saturday coffee breaks, and lunch and study materials):
Regular/before November 3: $600 Regular/after November 3: $650
Student/before November 3: $450 Student/after November 3: $450

To register:
Send check, along with name, address, phone and email to:
Harlene Anderson
3316 Mount Vernon
Houston, TX 7006


Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Includes Workshop session and dinner

Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Includes Workshop sessions and lunch

Saturday 8:30 a – 5:30 pm
Includes Workshop sessions and lunch

*Detailed agenda provided upon registration

For more information contact:
Sheila McNamee
Phone: 603.862.3040
Email: [email protected]

Harlene Anderson
Phone: 713.522.7112
Email: [email protected]


Houston Galveston Institute
3316 Mount Vernon
Houston, TX USA

The Houston Galveston Institute www.talkhgi.com is located in Central Houston in the Museum area and near downtown. Houston is known for its wonderful cultural events and for its restaurants – all near the Institute.

Hotel Accommodations:
The Lancaster Hotel
701 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Email: [email protected]

The Lancaster Hotel is a small boutique hotel in the downtown Houston theater district. They are looking forward to hosting the workshop participants. You may register by phone or through their website. Identify yourself as with the HGI-Taos Institute Social Construction Workshop. The Lancaster will provide transportation to the workshop venue.

Room Rates: Prior to Nov. 17th $119 per night, plus tax
After Nov. 17th $149 or rate of available rooms

Flight Options:
You can fly into Hobby Airport or Bush Intercontinental Airport. Both have shuttle transportation to central Houston.

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