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Exploring our Work Challenges as Social Workers using a Systems-Centered® approach (intro sessions 26th Nov, 1st Dec)

an online professional development group

Would you like to develop your ability to manage work challenges in a safe and confidential online group with other social workers? Would you value CPD that brings peers together to explore work issues? Then this group might be for you.

About the Group

If you attend this group, you will:

  • gain more access to your emotional and cognitive knowledge and your curiosity, in our work together and in your various roles as social workers
  • learn about the concepts of role, goal and context and how you can apply them in order to distinguish boundaries more clearly, and accept limitations at less personal cost
  • learn the theory and skills underlying functional subgrouping to explore and manage work conflicts – in the group, and back in your workplace

This group will

  • be a warm and supportive online space to explore work issues
  • meet approximately once a fortnight Jan-May 2021 for 75 minutes each time
  • be a closed group after the first meeting, with stable membership
  • lead to a CPD certificate for those attending at least 8 sessions
  • be led by Juliet Koprowska, Chair of GAPS
If you are interested…

You will need to attend one of two exploratory sessions where you will get started with functional subgrouping and explore whether the group is the right place for you. If it is, then you will sign up for the subsequent nine sessions starting in January, which will be recorded.

The exploratory sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams on

  • Thursday November 26th 9.30-10.45
  • Tuesday December 1st 9.30-10.45

For further information or to register, contact: or

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Juliet Koprowska

Juliet Koprowska

Juliet Koprowska is author of Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work (2020, 5th edition), and taught on social work programmes at the University of York from 1995-2018. She has a long training in Systems-Centred work, co-ordinates the annual SCT training week at the University of York and co-runs SCT training groups. She is a former editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice, and is Chair of the GAPS Board of Trustees.


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Hannah Pepper

GAPS Coordinator