Centre for Social Work Practice

Promoting relationship-based practice within social work.

We are committed to ensuring that reflective practice, with its focus on relationships, takes its rightful place not only in social work practice, but also in professional development and in the curriculum at all levels of qualifying and post-qualifying training.

Upcoming events

Apr 30 Reason and Emotion in Social Work Practice

Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There are significant personal and professional challenges for social workers in managing both reason and emotion in the exercise of their professional judgement. Reflection on the role of both reason and emotion, in the context of relationship-based practice, is necessary in order to achieve the best outcomes for service users. At this conference, keynote speakers will explore these issues from different perspectives. The afternoon workshops, lead by the keynote speakers and others, will give practitioners the opportunity for further discussion and to consider applications to their own practice. PROFESSOR DAVID HOWE, PROFESSOR GILLIAN RUCH and MINNA DAUM are amongst the speakers at this all day conference. Read more

Past events

Jan 27 2015 Managerialism & Relationship-Based Practice: Can the relationships we build ‘humanise’ managerialism?

UCS Ipswich, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dr Trevithick runs workshops and lectures in the UK and abroad on a range of subjects relating to the knowledge and skills base of social work and the importance of defences, emotions and ‘use of self’ in relationship- based practice, as well as the impact of managerialism on social work. Pamela is a feminist and actively campaigns against inequality and the privatisation of public services. Read more

From the blog

Recent publications

paper POWERPOINT Working with Students who are Struggling or Failing in Practice Learning Settings: Practice Educators’ Perspectives

Dr Jo Finch | 2015

Further to our Practice Educator Conference held on 14th January 2015 at The University of Sussex. It is with great pleasure that Dr Jo Finch has kindly allowed us to share with you her powerpoint presentation on Working with Students who are Struggling or Failing in Practice Learning Settings: Practice Educators’ Perspectives from the day. Read more

With thanks to our patrons: Professor Eileen Munro, and The Earl of Listowel. Read more