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Social Construction, Relational Theory and Transformative Practices | Nov. 11-13

Sun, November 11, 2012

Location: San Diego, California
Presenters: Harlene Anderson, Ph.D. and Sheila McNamee, Ph.D.

Pre-Conference Workshop at the Relational Practices in Peacebuilding, Mediation and Conflict Transformation Conference

Come explore the potential of social construction and relational practices in your personal and professional lives
with Harlene Anderson, Ph.D. (http://harleneanderson.org/web/) & Sheila McNamee, Ph.D. (http://pubpages.unh.edu/~smcnamee/).

Harlene and Sheila, founding members of the Taos Institute, 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. The workshop begins on Thursday late afternoon with an opening session, followed by a reception and buffet dinner.

CE Credits available through Houston Galveston Institute (http://www.talkhgi.org/).
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 Sunday evening reception, Monday and Tuesday coffee breaks and lunch, and study materials):
Registration fee:
$550 (general), $450 (student), after Sept. 15th add $100

To register:
Register online: http://www.taosinstitute.net/registration-sandiego

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

Harlene Anderson Phone: 713.522.7112
Email: [email protected]

Hotel Reservations:
Bahia Resort and Conference Center, Mission Bay, California

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