The ‘Wounds Inside’: Giacaman, Jabr, Ziv And Others Explore The Mental Health/Politics Interface

1. 'Reframing public health in wartime: from the Biochemical Model to the “Wounds Inside”' by Rita Giacaman A fascinating insight into the evolution of the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University, led by Professor Rita Giacaman, which has devised new research measures and approaches that challenge Western biomedical approaches to social … Continue reading The ‘Wounds Inside’: Giacaman, Jabr, Ziv And Others Explore The Mental Health/Politics Interface

Petition protesting IARPP decision to hold 2019 conference in Israel

To the Board of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy We the undersigned respectfully protest the decision by the Board of the IARPP to hold its 2019 international conference in Israel. Samah Jabr MD Psychiatrist, East Jerusalem Elizabeth Berger MD MPhil Child Psychiatrist, New York Rebecca Fadil, LCSW Social Worker, Washington D.C. Christine … Continue reading Petition protesting IARPP decision to hold 2019 conference in Israel

Statement by Israeli Mental Health Professionals

The 2019 annual IARPP conference, due to be held in Israel, has become a matter of fierce controversy following a call to the IARPP board by a group of mental health professionals, headed by psychiatrist Dr Samah Jabr (henceforth, “the Reconsideration Call”). The Reconsideration Call protested the decision to hold the conference in Tel Aviv, … Continue reading Statement by Israeli Mental Health Professionals

Palestinian Mental Health Workers Statement regarding IARPP Conference June 2019 (with version in Arabic)

This letter has been sent by Ms. Abu Haq and her colleagues to Steven Kuchuck, IARPP President, Chana Ullman, IARPP Past President, and Jessica Benjamin, IARPP Board Member February 6th 2018 Dear IARPP Board Members, We, the undersigned, are Palestinian mental health professionals, citizens of Israel, mostly psychodynamically oriented, we have studied relational approaches and … Continue reading Palestinian Mental Health Workers Statement regarding IARPP Conference June 2019 (with version in Arabic)

1000+ Protest Conference in Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elizabeth Berger, MD USA PalMHN Phone: (215) 740-3090 Email: bergerusapalmhn@gmail.com Over 1000 signatures protest mental health group’s decision to meet in Israel New York, NY February 12, 2018 Over one thousand mental health workers and professionals have signed a petition protesting the decision of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and … Continue reading 1000+ Protest Conference in Israel

Sign petition to IARPP: no conference in Israel

We are protesting the decision of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) to hold its 2019 annual conference in Israel. Our letter of protest to IARPP dated December 27, 2017 is included on this link with the petition: https://secure.everyaction.com/hIIcCM7s106Wu9RFAS0D_A2 We appreciate your kind help in signing the petition and sharing with others in your … Continue reading Sign petition to IARPP: no conference in Israel