A festival of community psychology

We mark the Community Psychology Festival with some archive links [now updated for 2017].

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]

An interview with Jim Orford

Carolyn Kagan on her work

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

Music and change

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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