Equality is the best Therapy: Why psychologists are talking about Austerity
Public talk in Birmingham City Centre: Thurs 1st June starts at 6:30
The relationship between mainstream psychology and the political sphere is changing. This talk will chart this evolving relationship by introducing Psychologists Against Austerity (PAA), a collective of applied psychologists and allies who see it as their responsibility to use the power, privileges and resources of their profession to actively engage in societal issues. Whilst community psychologists have long embraced engagement of this kind, PAA is the first UK collective from across the psychological spectrum – health, clinical, educational, forensic, academic and research – to embrace an activist-practitioner model. This talk will outline the founding and evolution of PAA and will present the accumulating evidence of the psychological impact of austerity as set-out in PAA's flagship briefing paper. There will be many opportunities to discuss both what psychologists have done as well as debate the general role of psychology within the fast-changing local and national political context. We will argue that despite decreasing rhetoric around the use of the term 'austerity' it nonetheless remains one of the most pressing psychological and political issues of the age.
The evening will start with a talk followed by an chance for Q&A. Food (until 7pm) and Drinks will be available to purchase from the venue. The upstairs function room of the can be accessed by the staircase at the back of the pub behind the Bar. The Woodman Pub is on the corner of New Canal Street and Curzon street, Birmingham, B5 5LG, Birmingham
This event is free and open to everyone.
There is no need to book so please just turn up on the night.
The talk will start at 6:30pm
Location: Function room (upstairs) of The Woodman Pub, New Canal St, Birmingham, B5 5LG
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