Palestine On Thames – May 12th and 13th, plus “Prisoners of Narcissism” and other papers

1. Palestine On The Thames Mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba by exploring its meaning - celebrating Palestine – at Palestine on the Thames in Hammersmith 12th and 13th May 2018. The Network will be there. Art, culture, talks... free entry. Full details below. 2. The Maiming Fields of Gaza Derek Summerfield et al describe how Gazans are deprived of the right … Continue reading Palestine On Thames – May 12th and 13th, plus “Prisoners of Narcissism” and other papers

UKPMHN Statement: The Great March of Return, Gaza 30th March – 15th May 2018

Dear Friend, Please find below a statement by the UKPMHN Steering Group conveying our support to the peaceful demonstrations in Gaza and our horror at the violent response of the Israeli authorities. We suggest a number of actions that we can urge UK Government to take. In addition, please write to your local MP, urging … Continue reading UKPMHN Statement: The Great March of Return, Gaza 30th March – 15th May 2018

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)