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Call for Conference Abstracts

Call for Conference Abstracts for the second Conversation Analysis and Social Work conference on 14th and 15th December 2021 (online).

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Call for papers

Call for papers for a special issue of Qualitative Social Work, on ‘Conversation analysis and social work’ - Abstracts due by June 25th, 2021; full articles by December 1st, 2021.

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The CA+SW network is a group of academics and practitioners from different countries and with different backgrounds, brought together by our shared interest in the application of conversation analysis to the study of social work. While there are many aspects to social work, and it is done in a variety of ways in different settings, we believe that talk is always a defining feature of practice – social workers talk to parents, to children, to people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, to those with alcohol and substance misuse problems, to other professionals, and to each other and their supervisors. Social workers talk about their work and their talk is work. Conversation analysis offers a unique way of understanding this central feature of social work practice and the difference it makes for people using services.

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