DAUPR – Discourse Analysis from a position of Unconditional Positive Regard
The aim of this project is to create a continuous professional development (CPD) training programme to improve competences of those (social workers, psychologists, therapists, trainers) working with vulnerable adults. DAUPR will create a training programme specifically designed to improve the workers’ competences in key areas: discourse analysis, unconditional positive regard and self-reflexivity. DAUPR will look at social constructs in general that can lead to stigmatisation and social exclusion of those that practitioners most seek to help.
5 day training program and best practice for practitioners working with isolated vulnerable adults to cover:
- Social constructionism & Political theory
- Feminist theory /gender identity
- Working with vulnerable people
- Working with survivors of sexual violence
- Safeguarding adults
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Application of discourse analysis
- Self reflexivity
- Appreciative Inquiry
Open access training and resources will be created and available online for 5 years to enable delivery locally by those attending practitioner training.