Discourse and Narrative Approaches to Social Work and Counselling
DANASWAC is a group of researchers who share an interest to study the practices of social work and counselling by using discourse, narrative and ethnographic approaches. The DANASWAC group has academic members from 12 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Netherland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States). The co-operation of the group has its roots in the symposium Constructing Social Work Practices held in the University of Tampere in 1997. In 2004 the network has started regular annual meetings. (more about the history of the group)
In addition to annual meetings the group organises own workshops and sessions in social work conferences, produces common publications and is maintaining a wider network via an e-mail list. In the long run, DANASWAC is planning a joint international research project.