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Social Construction, Relational Theory and Transformative Practices | Oct. 24-26

Thu, October 24, 2013

with Harlene Anderson & Sheila McNamee

Durham, New Hampshire
Presenters: Harlene Anderson, Ph.D. & Sheila McNamee, Ph.D.

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

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. Workshop sessions will be complemented by informal gatherings. The workshop begins Thursday evening with a reception and continues on Friday and Saturday, morning and afternoon.

Taos Ph.D. students are encouraged to attend as part of their workshop selections, as are other interested students. For Taos Ph.D. students, be sure to contact [email protected] to inquiry about your eligibility to take this workshop as part of your program.

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.

"Harlene and Sheila are masters at creating a collaborative experience that seamlessly weaves theory and practice in complete response to what's most useful for participants in the moment. Loved it so much, I'm returning again!"       - Kay Richardson MFT, PCC, San Diego

Registration Fee (includes Thurs. evening reception, Fri./Sat. coffee breaks and lunch, and study materials): Registration fee: $550 (general), $450 (student), after Sept. 1st add $100 to each category.

For more information contact:
Sheila McNamee Phone: 603.862.3040 Email: [email protected]
Harlene Anderson Phone: 713.522.7112 Email: [email protected]

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

Registration for Taos Ph.D. students - As a Taos student you may have this workshop covered by your program, however, you must inform Dawn Dole, Harlene Anderson, and Sheila McNamee if you are planning to attend.

Hotel Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express
Phone: 603.868.1234
Double/Single: $114.00 plus tax per night

Please remember to make your own hotel reservations by September 24th (reservation code: TOS and mention the Taos Institute). 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. If flying to Boston, you can take the MBTA (trip planner: http://www.mbta.com) to North Station and take the Amtrak (Downeaster: http://www.amtrakdowneaster.com) to Durham. You can also take the C&J Trailways bus (http://www.ridecj.com) from the airport to Portsmouth, NH and take a taxi from there to Durham (there is limited service directly to Durham so you can check that out as well) .

You can also take the AmTrak train from North Station in Boston (an easy subway ride directly from the airport) to Durham. Schedule can be found at: http://www.amtrakdowneaster.com/schedule/full

PDF version of workshop information: Workshop Flyer - Oct. 24-26, 2013