9.30 - 16.30
BOOK A PLACE £65 including lunch
Following the success of the First Systemic Practice and Autism Conference in July 2016, we are pleased to announce the second edition of this conference.
There is a good deal of creative work going on in the systemic world with and by people who could be described as having an autistic spectrum condition. We don't often get to hear about this work within the systemic field and yet, the professions of psychology and psychiatry are heavily involved with diagnostic and advisory work. Some systemic therapists have said they are seeing people with autistic spectrum conditions as they are referred to medically or behaviourally oriented colleagues. Other colleagues report that the number of referrals of people with an autistic spectrum condition has increased. But what are we doing with people who may have been given or who are choosing to use the description of autistic? What can we bring from systemic practice and theory that is practical, desirable and useful? Do we need new systemic theory or should we explore how existing theory can enrich our attempts to communicate?
There are quite a few systemic practitioners using systemic ways of thinking and communicating with neuro-diverse groups of people. So far, this work is happening in isolated pockets. The intention of this event is to bring together systemic practitioners and create more of a cohesive community of systemic practice and research in this area of lived experience.
This conference invites and encourages proposals for presentations which take into account the practices of power in how we use language and how we position ourselves when speaking about our conversations with people. Presenters and workshop hosts are encouraged to adopt an alongside position rather than purely an about-ness position (Shotter 2011).
See Conference programme of the 1st Systemic Practice and Autism Conference - PDF 1.1 MB
If you want to present on an aspect of autism and systemic practice or research, please submit a proposal and suggestr a format that you think will work for you, your subject and the audience.
Please send your proposal by 28th February 2019 to email@example.com with
Book a place: systemicautism.eventbrite.co.uk. Free places for presenters.
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