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Annual conference 2018


UKMSW forum Annual Conference 2018 will be held on 16th June 18 (Saturday) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Brunel University London. The Keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. Holly Nelson-Becker, Head of Social Work Division, Brunel University. The Forum members, students and wider public are invited to attend this Lecture in the morning. The Forum's AGM will be held in the afternoon.


Spiritual identity and mindfulness in social work practice: Building holistic relationships.


The Division of Social Work at Brunel University London is delighted to host the UK Malayali Social Workers’ Forum (UKMSW) for its annual meeting which takes place on Saturday 16 June, here on campus in the Darwin Room of the Hamilton Centre (Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH) from 10.00am. The keynote lecture for the meeting will be delivered by Professor Holly Nelson-Becker, Head of the Social Work Division at Brunel University London. Holly’s keynote address will explore, “Spiritual identity and mindfulness in social work practice: Building holistic relationships”, and is open to students, staff and the wider public. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussions over a networking lunch. Everyone is very welcome!

Free parking! Those joining us by public transport, the U3 bus stops out the University on Cleveland Road, a minute’s walk to the Hamilton Suite. Follow the signs…
To book your complimentary place, please follow this Eventbrite link.

Following lunch, the UKMSW will hold their annual general meeting.

Spiritual identity and mindfulness in social work practice: Building holistic relationships

Spiritual identity is an important aspect of life for many individuals yet is often ignored in professional practice with service users. This presentation will discuss the current spiritual and religious climate including definitions, ethical guidelines for hosting spiritual conversations, and mindfulness and spiritual care in the midst of life challenges. Workshop participants will be invited to explore their own understanding of these areas through meditation and interactive engagement.

Professor Holly Nelson-Becker, PhD, LCSW, HCPC-registered, is Social Work Division Lead at Brunel University London.