Family Works Regional Conference 2017
Workshop Session: Working with Families
by Ian Tomkins, Professional Practice Leader and Eva Corson, Team Leader – Family Works
When: 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Tuesday 18th July 2017 Room: Lyell Creek 1
This workshop looks at the practical application of systemic family work within the context of our practice process. Particularly useful when there are challenging dynamics within the family and one member of the family (often a child) viewed as ‘the problem’. It will enable participants to consider how strengths based principles and systemic family work theory can be brought together to enable the family theme to be owned by the whole family and progress made with all and by all.
Ian Tomkins has more than 25 years’ experience as a social worker. His background is in child protection, family work, therapeutic work with children, post-adoption and disability services. Ian is passionate about the ongoing upskilling and professional development of people committed to diverse community services.
Eva is originally from Germany, where she was trained in both family counselling and social work. While she has been practising in both professions, various roles and 2 countries, her interest in family counselling, in connecting and strengthening families has always stayed consistent. Eva worked as a family worker for Family Works (James family) in the early 2000s for several years, enjoying the strong strength-based family approach, and has returned to the agency again in 2015 as team leader.