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ASSESSING COMPLEX IDENTITY PROCESSES: Two-day Workshop on Identity Structure Analysis (ISA)

Year: 
2012
Location: 
London, UK
Date: 
9-10-February-2012
IACCP Involvement: 
Other organization

Two-day Workshop on Identity Structure Analysis
(ISA);

London, 9-10 February 2012.

With University of Ulster Certificate of Attendance

 

Venue:

QA Business School,  St James’ House, 10 Rosebery Avenue, Holborn, London EC1R 4TF, UK

Tel: +448450747827. Email: info@qa.com. Web: http://www.qabusinessschool.com

Booking
(Booking Form is appended):

The Business Institute, University Of Ulster,
Newtownabbey,  BT37 0QB, UK

Tel:  +442890366417.
Email:
business@ulster.ac.uk. Web: http://www.business.ulster.ac.uk/businst

 

PROGRAMME

Tutors: Prof Peter Weinreich, Ulster
University; Prof Roger Ellis, Ulster
University and Bucks New University 

 

Assessment of the complexity of a person’s
identity: Identity Structure Analysis

The reality is that no-one's identity is a simple
straightforward feature of the person. 
Conflicted identifications with others and uncertain values and beliefs,
in part informed by one’s cultural heritage, but much being the result of personal
biographical experience constitute the everyday existential matter of one’s
identity. 

How are such complex issues of identity to be
addressed conceptually and assessed in practice? 

Identity Structure Analysis (ISA)* is the foremost
conceptual framework for assessing identity processes in their complexity in a
practical investigative manner that is completely open and transparent, that
is, it is objective such that investigators know what it is that is being
assessed and how the assessment is carried out. 
Each individual can be compared one with another; cultural and
subcultural values and beliefs can be delineated, compared and contrasted.  The ISA workshops outline theory and practice
of complex identity processes that has application across the humanities and
social sciences. A brief synopsis of workshop issues follows.

*See
http://www.identityexploration.com/Academia.asp
for some background to ISA.

  See http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415298971/
for: Weinreich, P., & Saunderson, W. (Eds.) Analysing Identity:
Cross-Cultural, Societal and Clinical Contexts. 

This volume provides a coherent and interesting
exposition of Identity Structure Analysis, a research procedure developed over
the past several decades. To my knowledge, there is no existing publication
that explores this procedure in anything like the depth that is presented here.
- Peter B. Smith,
University of Sussex

This
groundbreaking book presents a conceptually sophisticated and empirically
grounded method to understand the complexities of cultural identity … I highly
recommend it for clinicians as well as researchers. You will never see identity
the same again!
- Francis G. Lu, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of
California, San Francisco

 

Choose between four tracks

Since
ISA with Ipseus is flexible it can be used with great versatility in respect of
substantive arenas of investigation.  The
workshop is therefore able to accommodate four tracks:

  1. Assessment of identity
    processes in social deviance and rehabilitation contexts (youth justice,
    adult crime, child abuse, etc.) [‘social deviance’]
  2. Assessment of clinical
    identity processes in contexts of cultural diversity (counselling,
    clinical psychology, psychiatry, etc.) [‘clinical’]
  3. Assessment of national
    identity and European Union identity processes (including citizenship,
    hybrid heritage, identity transitions at international schools, etc.)
    [‘national’]
  4. Assessment of
    entrepreneurship and leadership (styles contingent on group,
    organisational and voluntary contexts, etc.) [‘leadership’]

 

PROGRAMME
DETAILS



Important:  Bring
your own laptop/notebook computer so that the Ipseus software can be downloaded
to it at the workshop from a disc or USB memory stick.

 

 

DAY 1 Thursday 9 February 2012. 
09:15 Registration.  09:45 Opening
remarks.

10:00 (Coffee break 11:15 – 11:45; Lunch break 13:00 – 14:00; Coffee
break 15:15 – 15:45)

  1. 1.    
    Theory

1.1.  Outline
presentation of the principal theoretical underpinnings of ISA:

1.1.1.     Presentation
of the ISA set of explicitly defined concepts and process postulates pertaining
to identity processes according to cultural and subcultural contexts that
encompass the corresponding ‘indigenous world-views’;

1.1.2.     Generation
of themes and domains required of substantive investigations to provide the
basis for generating customised identity instruments, by reference to extant
research literature but also ethnographic input derived from the ‘populations’
of interest (with examples aligned with the four tracks).

  1. 2.    
    Hands-on
    personal experience

2.1.  Using
Ipseus, experience the on-screen completion of a generic partly-customised
instrument and reading the tabulated and graphical results of the ISA
assessment (idiographic – case-study – mode).

  1. 3.    
    Comprehension

3.1.  Perusing
the idiographic (case-study) results in order to comprehend the complex
identity structure and identity processes of the individual:

3.1.1.     Delineating
alternative avenues for interpreting the results;

3.1.2.     Setting
up ‘initial interpretations’ (hypotheses) based in the preliminary perusal of
results that are then tested against the full set of findings for the
individual.

  1. 4.    
    Reflection
    and Discussion

 

DAY 2 Thursday 10 February 2012. 
09:15 Registration.  09:45 Opening
remarks.

10:00 (Coffee break 11:15 – 11:45; Lunch break 13:00 – 14:00; Coffee
break 15:15 – 15:45)

  1. 5.    
    Practice

5.1.  Gaining
familiarity with the software for implementing ISA in practice:

5.1.1.     Outlining
of what the software does:

5.1.1.1.        
Editing a customised identity instrument in any
language or vernacular, attending to grammar and syntax;

5.1.1.2.        
Incorporating demographic and other categorisation
criteria;

5.1.1.3.        
Presenting the identity instrument on screen, such that
items are comprehensively randomised, thereby reducing ‘halo effects’ and ‘faking’,
for participants’ completion;

5.1.1.4.        
Displaying instantly the results of the individual
(idiographic) assessment in terms of tabulated and graphical presentations of
qualitative and quantitative features of the delineated identity processes.

  1. 6.    
    Hands-on
    personal experience

6.1.  Creating a
customised identity instrument using Ipseus in respect of ‘themes’ of
investigation and ‘domains’ of relevance to these themes, as personally
generated.

  1. 7.    
    Overview of
    evidence of ISA studies in the four tracks:

7.1.  Social
deviance; Clinical; National; Leadership.

  1. 8.    
    Reflection
    and discussion

 

Address queries about the content of the workshop to Peter
Weinreich at p.weinreich@ulster.ac.uk

 



BOOKING FORM: IDENTITY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS (ISA) 2-DAY WORKSHOP

DATE:

9TH & 10TH FEBRUARY 2012

TIME:

10.00AM – 5.00 PM

VENUE:

QA BUSINESS SCHOOL

ST JAMES’ HOUSE

10 ROSEBERY AVENUE

HOLBORN

LONDON

EC1R 4TF

UK

 

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INSTITUTE

UNIVERSITY OF
ULSTER

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UK

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Please note payment must be received in full in advance of the workshop
& cancellation fees of 50% apply.

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