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
  • UPR

Open access training and resources will be created and available online for 5 years to enable delivery locally by those attending practitioner training.

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