Sally St. George
Sally St. George is Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and a Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre. She conducts workshops on family therapy and qualitative inquiry. Sally serves on the Boards of Directors for the Taos Institute, an organization dedicated to developing social constructionist practices world-wide, and the Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work, which involves co-developing transformative practices in social work education. For the last 20+ years, Sally has worked on The Qualitative Report and is currently Senior Editor for this online journal.
In my tenth year at the Faculty of Social Work I am focusing on ways that practitioners see themselves as researchers and ways that social workers can utilize nonviolence in their practices. I am part of a team developing ways to educate practitioners to embrace family therapy ideas into their diverse practices. As Coordinator of the Doctoral and Thesis Programs, I aim to facilitate graduate researchers in producing projects that embrace social justice.
We Make the Road by Walking: Learning and Teaching Qualitative Inquiry
Qualitative inquiry is a hands-on experience. In our plenary we will provide some highlights of our journey in coming to understand, and then to teaching, qualitative inquiry. The sights and sounds along the way are marked by practicalities and necessities, creativity and artistry, humor, the unanticipated, inventiveness, stretching, and integration. We hope to entertain you and offer generative possibilities for your growing (as a student and/or a teacher) within the consistently expanding field of qualitative inquiry.