A festival of community psychology
The third Community Psychology Festival is being held at the Arnolfini Centre in Bristol on 15-16 September 2017.
Organised by the British Psychological Society’s Community Psychology Section, the Festival is intended to be an accessible alternative to an academic conference, where public participation will be encouraged and supported.
The theme of the festival is ‘Falling apart, pulling together: Collaboration in times of division’. The organisers say: 'The Festival has an international outlook and has hosted participants from Europe, Israel, the Americas, India and New Zealand. It can be attended by anybody with an interest in psychology or community work. We welcome contributions from related disciplines and opportunities to collaborate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Children and young people are particularly welcome as we will have activities that will spark their interest in community engagement.'
To mark the Festival, why not join us on a themed trawl of our archive?
[UPDATE: A report from the 2017 festival]
A renewal of ethics – Mark Burton's award article
Life as a community psychologist supporting brain injured people in rural Wales
One on One with Jacqueline Akhurst
One on One with Roger Ingham
Charting the 'mind and body economic'
The impact of austerity on a British council estate
Neoliberal austerity and unemployment
The Society's Community Psychology Section on austerity
Stephen Joseph takes a look at psychology, social injustice and mental health, from a community psychology perspective
Questioning the science and politics of happiness
Fabian A. Davis on the secret ingredient that enables people to ‘bounce’ back as active citizens.
Community psychology has been big in Chile
Links with Liberation Psychology in the US and Latin America
Psychosocial support within a global movement – the work of the British Red Cross
Lisa Lim Ah Ken on working with aid organisations
An interview with Angela Southall
Can community psychology meet the needs of refugees?
Rebecca Lawthom conference report
Engaging with the emotional lives of men
Carl Harris spoke at the Psychotherapy Section conference
Community was at the fore in this 'new voices' piece about the ethics of rural practice
A community psychology based approach to dealing with the aftermath of Rwandan rape and genocide.
Launch of Psychologists Against Austerity.
Big Picture: The path to participation
Beyond individual therapy - David Harper
Striving for a fairer society - we meet Maggie Peake
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