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Social Construction, Relational Theory and Change Practices | October 14-16

Thu, October 14, 2010

Target Audience: All
Location: Durham, New Hampshire
Presenters: Sheila McNamee, Ph.D. and Harlene Anderson, Ph.D.

Email for more information: [email protected]


Sheila and Harlene invite you to join them in the beautiful New England environment for an intimate 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 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 relational constructionist 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 are other interested students.

Workshop sessions will be complimented by informal gatherings and meals (lunches included in the cost of the workshop).  Our meeting venue is the Community Church of Durham.

Hotel rooms can be booked separately at the Holiday Inn Express (information below).  Please mention booking code TIW.  Rooms will be held for the Taos Institute Workshop participants at the Holiday Inn Express until September 14, 2010.

Come to Durham and explore the potential of social construction and relational practices in your personal and professional lives.

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 American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, # 102. The Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Houston Galveston Institute is pre-approved by Texas LPC, Provider #129, Texas LMFT, Provider #197; and Texas Social Work, License #2980, as a Continuing Education Provider.

Registration Fee (includes Thursday reception, Friday and Saturday coffee breaks and lunch (dinner is on your own):

Regular registration:  $600
Student registration:  $450*

*Taos/Tilburg Ph.D. students’ contact [email protected] for your registration information.

Opening Reception followed by introductory session 5:30pm Thursday, October 14,
9am-5pm Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.

To Register:
Send your name, status (student or other) and contact information, along with a check (made out to Sheila McNamee) covering the registration fee to:

Sheila McNamee
156 Packers Falls Road
Durham, NH  03824

Hotel Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express
Phone:  603.868.1234
Double/Single:  $115.00 plus tax per night
Please remember to make your own hotel reservations by September 14 (reservation code:  TIW).  Please note that hotel rooms are difficult to find at this time of year due to fall foliage tours (another great reason to come to New England to talk about Social Construction in October!)  If you would like to share a hotel room, let us know and we will put you in contact with other workshops participants.

Flight Arrangements
You can fly into Manchester Airport (MHT) in Manchester, New Hampshire which is approximately a 50 minute drive to Durham.  You can also fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Durham.

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

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