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Social Work Education, Organisations and Psychoanalytic Thinking

25th January 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


The University of Edinburgh Social Work centenary 'In conversation' events are opportunities for staff members to discuss aspects of current social work training at Edinburgh with teachers and practitioners who experienced and helped to shape Social Work at Edinburgh in past decades. We are pleased to announce our next event in this series:

Ruth Forbes (Senior Teaching Fellow) ‘In Conversation with Judith Brearley’: ‘Social Work Education, Organisations and Psychoanalytic Thinking’

Ruth will be exploring Judith’s professional career as a medical social worker, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and her ongoing practice as an organisational consultant.

At times during the discussion, the audience will be invited to offer comments, questions, and to engage in a broader debate.

This conversation should prove to be a fascinating insight into the changing nature and context of social work practice and education, the ways Jock Sutherland and others established the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, and its links with social work practitioners, also the current contribution of psychodynamic concepts to relationship-based social work practice. There will be opportunity to reflect on how we take forward lessons from the past. Do join us for this event and take part in the conversation.

If you would like to attend, please email Sarah Henning at swcentenary@ed.ac.uk to book a place. Places are limited so prompt booking is advised.


25th January 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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University of Edinburgh


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