Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies subject areas

Community Studies

Social Work

Therapeutic Studies

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"Listening to the survivors of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide" - the role of professionals

Saturday 28th June 2014, 10 am to 1 pm

Room 308, Richard Hoggart Building

Goldsmiths, University of London

This free event is open to professionals and students working with and/or have an interest in working with survivors of genocide

To book, please contact Professor Jim Campbell


Dance Movement Psychotherapy Taster Evening from 6pm to 9pm

Wednesday 30th October 2013, Wednesday 19th February 2014, Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Limited spaces
To book, please contact Sandra Facey
020 7919 7230



1st Symposium of Sacred and Secular: Politics, Policy, Practice 8th January 2014, 9am to 4.30pm in RHB 137

Secularization and desecularization theories have introduced us to an area of contested knowledge regarding the meaning of believing or not believing in the everyday conceptualization of societies, communities, groups and individuals. We are living in a secular context, which, nevertheless is characterised by religious diversity. Secularization is a triply contested notion; what it is, whether it happened and whether it is valuable. Regardless, there is general agreement that interdisciplinary dialogue needs to be improved.

Politics, policy and professional practice have been framed by this secular context. In politics, parties struggle to project a sense of common agency; in policy, the state acts as a secular commissioner for faith-based social action; and professional practice is characterized by religious illiteracy in service delivery.

This symposium will aim to explore both existing and potential actions surrounding religion, secularity and change in the UK.

For further details and registration, either contact Mr Timothy Stacey  or visiting the following link


Community Development Conference `Communities surviving, striving, thriving? A Day of dialogue and action' 20th February 2014

Delegate Rate £35.00

Concession Rate £25.00 (limited places available)

If you would like to reserve a place or have any questions please contact Jennifer Mayo

Conference Website


The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Transform the place where you learn and practise

The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths is connected. And it has human relationships at its heart. 

Whether you want to understand and challenge the way that vulnerable individuals and groups are disadvantaged and marginalised; to become a social worker, community and youth worker, art or dance movement therapist or counsellor; or to change people’s lives through dance, drama and music, our degrees are informed by our commitment to social justice and applied practices. 

We want you to go out into the field with confidence but also with an understanding of the context in which you’ll work. So we’ll encourage you to be reflective in your learning and to consider the central relationship between yourself and others. This means you’ll explore practice in the context of your own life and experiences, as well as taking take part in conversations that inform group learning. 



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