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’
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
“Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” ‘Please see this film’ - Ken Loach: Alexandra Dols’ award-winning documentary, featuring the work and writings of the Palestinian psychiatrist Dr Samar Jabr, is to be shown in the UK. … Continue reading Film and Q&A with Palestinian psychiatrist Dr Samah Jabr
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.