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

Gaza Dreams

1.      Set your TV to record ‘Gaza Dreams’ This Saturday a new, if all too short, documentary on the impact of Israel’s blockade of Gaza for its people’s mental health will be shown at 4.30am and 9.30pm on the BBC News Channel. It will be on the BBC iPlayer after the broadcast, here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbg68 An attempt to put Israel’s … Continue reading Gaza Dreams

STOP TRUMP + Analysis from Profs Rouhana and Shelhoub-Kevorkian

1. STOP TRUMP! The UKPMHN will be at the London demonstration protesting Trump’s arrival in the UK. Watch out for our banner. The event begins at 2pm at Portland Place: See: https://www.stoptrump.org.uk/ 2. Decolonization as reconciliation: analysis by NADIM ROUHANA: one-time clinical psychologist, now Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, urges us to ‘rethink the national … Continue reading STOP TRUMP + Analysis from Profs Rouhana and Shelhoub-Kevorkian