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
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
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
Mossawa Center details the oppressive implications of the 2018 discriminatory nation-state law that privileges Jewish people over Palestinian citizens in Israel, downgrades the Arabic language, and declares Jewish settlements on Palestinian land a goal of the State of Israel. We in the international community are outraged by this legalized apartheid.
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
Hanan Bashir is a 21 year old student living and studying psychology in Gaza who has asked for assistance publicizing the following statement. Please share it widely: I have always hated crying for help. You may have read about Gaza’s plight in newspapers or academic articles and you may have heard about the many deprivations … Continue reading “A Letter from Gaza, June 2018” by Hanan Bashir
The USA-Palestine Mental Health Network hosted 2 ½ hour lunchtime conference, “Voices on Palestine,” at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City scheduled during the four-day annual meeting of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). The “Voices” event was part of the ongoing protest against IARPP’s plan to hold its 2019 meeting … Continue reading “Voices On Palestine” Forum