Mental Health Study Delegation to Palestine

Mental Health Study Delegation to Palestine October 22-31, 2019 The UK and USA Palestine Mental Health Networks present a unique opportunity-Learn about: The mental health impact of occupation on everyday life Trauma within families and how it affects women, men and children Violence against children, including imprisonment and inter-generational trauma Perspectives on the mental health … Continue reading Mental Health Study Delegation to Palestine

“Tell the world that we exist” conference in March 2019, and also Professional Solidarity

“Tell the world that we exist” Palestinian Childhoods: Human Rights, Mental Health and Resistance at Birkbeck, University of London on Friday March 8th 5.30pm-8.30pm and Saturday March 9th 9.30-6.30 pm Conference flyer: Conference_flier_March_2019._v2_BS The remainder of the mailing addresses the question of professional solidarity and things you can do today Professional Solidarity 1. Dr Samah Jabr has issued … Continue reading “Tell the world that we exist” conference in March 2019, and also Professional Solidarity

Engaged Psychotherapists; The Lobby’s assault on BDS; ‘Colonial fantasies – violent transmission’

1. Engaged Psychotherapists Here we put together several recent letters from politically engaged clinicians, each critiquing the corruption of professional values that results from a naïve social detachment. 1a. The first refers to the past, but relates to the present. The British Journal of Psychotherapy has published an ‘OPEN LETTER FROM A GROUP OF JUNGIANS … Continue reading Engaged Psychotherapists; The Lobby’s assault on BDS; ‘Colonial fantasies – violent transmission’

Torture in Palestinian Jails, Lacanians play with Apartheid, B’tselem at the UN and more

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: 8TH AND 9TH MARCH 2019 (Friday evening and all day Saturday) “Palestine: Surviving Childhood” is the provisional title for a conference being planned for London next year, jointly organised by the Network and the new Human Rights Centre at Birkbeck University. Further details to follow.   1.TORTURE IN PALESTINIAN JAILS Human Rights Watch have … Continue reading Torture in Palestinian Jails, Lacanians play with Apartheid, B’tselem at the UN and more

Palestinian clinicians condemn IARPP meeting

The Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists has issued a formal statement on October 1, 2019 condemning the decision of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) to hold its 2019 annual conference in Israel. In December 2017, an international group of mental health clinicians requested that the IARPP reconsider that plan, but IARPP refused. In January 2018, three organizations, the USA-Palestine Mental … Continue reading Palestinian clinicians condemn IARPP meeting

Clinicians back cultural boycott, analysing the siege, a poem, and much more

Backing the cultural boycott, Gaza news and book review, a poem, dreaming a democratic future, how to identify anti-Palestinian racism, and a poem   The PALESTINE UNION OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (PUSWP) has appealed to clinicians worldwide to stay away from the IARPP Conference in Tel Aviv next June in the name of the cultural boycott … Continue reading Clinicians back cultural boycott, analysing the siege, a poem, and much more