22nd April 2014, Crystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh
About the Workshop
This Knowledge Exchange event draws on findings from Dr Steve Kirkwood’s research on Criminal Justice Groupwork Programmes for addressing offending behaviour. The research uses the innovative method of analysing video recordings of interactions between social workers and service users, exploring processes of ‘desistance in action’, particularly in terms of the ways that key practice skills are deployed and received, using discourse analysis and conversation analysis. The event includes break-out sessions facilitated by Dr Steve Kirkwood, Prof Viviene Cree, Prof Bill Whyte and Dr Eric Laurier, where participants will focus on exploring real examples of groupwork interaction, making links between the analysis of empirical data and reflexive practice. Participants will engage with emerging findings from the research, experience the application of these methods of analysis for themselves, consider the possibilities of this approach for their own reflexive practices, and help shape future research and knowledge exchange activities that could build on this work. The event will be of interest to anyone who has a role in delivering, managing or studying behaviour change interventions, particularly in relation to criminal justice services, as well as social work services more generally.
Dr. Steve Kirkwood is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted research on a range of subjects related to justice and identity, including criminal justice and desistance from offending, often applying discourse analysis.
Prof Viviene Cree is a Professor of Social Work and has over twenty years’ experience teaching Social Work students and researching a variety of subjects related to Social Work. Prof Bill Whyte is a Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice, and has extensive experience in teaching and research on desistance from crime and effective criminal justice interventions. Dr Eric Laurier is a Senior Lecturer in Geography and Interaction, and is experienced in conversation analysis and video analysis.
Times: Registration at 9am, Sessions 9.30am to 1pm (tea/ coffee breaks included)
Location: Chrystal Macmillian Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
Registration: This is a free event but there are a limited number of places so registration is required. To register please email Beth Jennings at [email protected] and for further information email Dr. Steve Kirkwood at [email protected]
Tuesday 22nd April
9 – 9.30am Registration, tea and coffee
9.30 – 10.20am Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Steve Kirkwood
10.20 – 10.30am Break
10.30 – 11.30am Group sessions:
> Prof. Bill Whyte's group
> Prof. Viviene Cree's group
> Dr. Eric Laurier's group
> Dr. Steve Kirkwood's group
11.30 – 12noon Tea and coffee break
12noon – 1pm Feedback and concluding session: Dr. Steve Kirkwood