This presentation was held on a conference of the project „STEP“. The project „STEP“ has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. ASYS - Working group for systemic social work, counselling and supervision ASYS - Arbeitskreis für Systemische Sozialarbeit, Beratung und Supervision
Systemic Thinking and Practicing Needs Exchange • From 1990 on post-graduate training course „Systemic Social Work“. • Alumni needed exchange with others – especially after the training course was finished. • ASYS was founded as a platform for social workers and people working in other social professions.
ASYS – Dates and Facts • 1996 founding general assembly in Vienna • 40 members • About 20 of them participating activly
ASYS - Offers • Homepage http://www.asys.ac.at • BASYS, a journal published twice a year. • Study goups • Training courses: • Systemic Certificate for Social Work and Social Professions (2 years) • Systemic Supervision (4 years) • Systemic Managing Diversity • Workshops & Social Events • STEP (Systemic social work Throuhgout EuroPe )
ASYS – Principles 1 • Interconnectedness • Constructivist paradigm • Self-preservation • Circularity • Inclusion of the observer
ASYS – Principles 2 • Human action takes place in a process of interactions. • Interaction necessarily implies ascriptions. • We focus on self-preservation of processes. • We analyse interactions by using the feedback loop.
Basic Feedback Loop(http://www.asys.ac.at/step/substance/) • Each action has an impact on its environ-ment resp. on actions in this environment. • These actions again retroact on the original action/person, and further actions. • Full circle is called feedback and - in more complex cases - circularity. • Walter Milowiz, (http://www.asys.ac.at/step/substance/)
Please remember ONE situation you are trying to change since long but it won‘t change.
Consider the best way how YOUcould PREVENT any change to this situation. Don‘t try to solve anything, find out how you could make it WORSE.
Exchange your insights with two neighbours. 10 minutes
Insights • Creating change requires vulnerability • Have to take risks • Feelings of guilt • Difficult to be self=aware • Renegotiate the problem • Make small changes in the environment • Giving up us a solution • Requires priority setting • Power and vulnrability imballances
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.