A festival of community psychology
The fifth Community Psychology Festival is being held in Brighton on 13-14 September 2019. The theme is 'critical optimism in an age of austerity' [find lots on the topic of austerity in our archive].
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.
Last year, the organisers said: 'This is an invitation to us all to wholeheartedly join in a celebration that will take us right to the heart of what community psychology is about, both in terms of the core ethos and values of community psychology; but also in terms of how what we will share there will touch our hearts, and move us, or transport us, to new and exciting places in our practices, in our connections and in our lives.
'In line with the key values of community psychology, we wish this festival to take place in the spirit of Ubuntu – ‘I am because we are’. Therefore, we are working to organise a festival that will be an inclusive, accessible and diverse community event and that has at its heart social justice and inclusion. We very much hope that you will want to be part of this.'
To mark the Festival, why not join us on a themed trawl of our archive?
A discussion with Sally Zlotowitz on 'psychology for social change'
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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