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Research & Development Seminar – 24th May 2017

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Date(s) - 24/05/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Conflict Talk in Therapeutic Community Group Meetings”

followed by PechaKucha presentations

Date: 24th May 2017
Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm (registration from 12:30pm)
Location: King’s College London


What is the seminar about?

The seminar is about conflict talk in TC group meetings. It explores how TC members (staff and clients) start, manage, escalate and de-escalate verbal conflicts.

Who is it for?

The seminar is for those who wish to learn about verbal conflicts in TC work. It is both for those who want to learn how to analyse conflicts using the research approach of conversation analysis; and for those who wish to reflect on conflict management for their professional practice. The seminar does not require prior knowledge of conversation analysis or research methods in general.

How is it organized?

The seminar is organized in a workshop style with a lot of hands-on work. We will examine a number of video-clips from real-life recorded TC group meetings. These recordings were collected in Italy, and the people in the recordings speak Italian. All the video-clips have English subtitles; knowledge of Italian is not required. We will watch the clips and see how conflicts unfolded in real time. We will reflect on how we might manage conflicts as they emerge, and examine what the people in the recordings did. The approach we will use is CARM (Conversation Analytic Role-Play Method), an innovative teaching method for communication skills training, based on the research approach of conversation analysis: http://www.carmtraining.org/.

Who is the speaker?

Marco Pino is a Marie Curie research fellow at the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. He has a background as a TC support worker (in Italy) and he uses conversation analysis to examine provider-client communication in different health and social care settings. He has published extensively on several aspects of communication in TCs: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/staff/pino-marco.html

PechaKucha presentations

We will also be offering our second PechaKucha type presentation opportunity (20 slides of 20 seconds), so if you are interested in giving a brief presentation of your research or service evaluation, please get in touch with us at research@therapeuticcommunities.org. Spaces for this are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first -served basis.

If you have a question, email post@therapeuticcommunities.org.


This event is being organised by the TCTC Research and Development group
‘Promoting and disseminating Research and Development within Therapeutic Communities’

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