PCSR Seminar and Annual General Meeting Sat 17th November 2018

Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility             Annual Gathering and Annual General Meeting                         Saturday 17th November 2018 9.30   Refreshments 10am - 4pm    AG and AGM At St Pancras Community Centre 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LG   www.spca.org.uk                          15mins walk from Kings Cross, Euston and Camden Road overground stations Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent The day will be in two parts 10 -1pm   Seminar by Arlene Audergon & Jean-Claude Audergon 2 - 4pm       AGM It's FREE to everyone.  Non-members welcome too. Lunch can be eaten on the premises and there are plenty of shops and cafes around. BUT YOU NEED TO BOOK. THERE IS A MAX OF 50 PLACES FOR THE SEMINAR Click below to book https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcsr-seminar-agm-2018-tickets-45891211850   10 - 1pm     Arlene Audergon and Jean-Claude Audergon are founders and directors of CFOR    http://www.cfor.info/ ‘Our aim and hope is to contribute to conflict resolution, truth and reconciliation, transitional justice and violence prevention.  CFOR refers to the ‘force of community’ that comes through personal and collective awareness of how we each are part, and how we each make a difference. Our methods are ‘Worldwork’, the application...
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Workshops for PCSR’s Change, Transition, Transformation Conference  2018

Sat 12th May 2018 in York  10am – 6pm  More details and to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-transition-transformation-is-another-world-possible-12th-may-2018-1000-1800-tickets-41205183814 The Go Deep Game: Play for Change!  A game developed to encourage people to make real sustainable community development.     Pat Black and Andy Smith We are delicious    Turning up the volume on the voice of the silenced body to resource our incredible capacities for change.   Mo Brown and Fae Bee Playback Theatre    A ritual space where a story of Change, Transition, Transformation can be told and made into theatre.   Leslie Davidoff Racism in Therapeutic Spaces   How is the awareness and experience of racism changing in the 21st century?  Wayne Mertins -Brown Change your story   Using storytelling, mindfulness and creative writing to take you on your own 'Hero's Journey'     Adam Sargant Being present: the Transformational, Healing Power of 'I am'   Access to the emotional body through gesture and sound.    Graham Kennish The Free Psychotherapy Network    A discussion about therapy for and by activists - where are we now in our passion to transform?  Paul...
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12th May 2018 PCSR’s 9th Psychotherapy and Politics Conference. Change, Transition, Transformation: is another world possible

Saturday 12th May 2018    York St Johns University 10.00am - 6pm       More details and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-transition-transformation-is-another-world-possible-12th-may-2018-1000-1800-tickets-41205183814  Speakers Claire Fox: writer and Director of the Institute of Ideas. Building Resilience amongst Generation Snowflake            http://instituteofideas.com/aboutus/person/claire_fox Kris Black: psychotherapist, supervisor.  Prejudice, Pride and Psychotherapy  http://www.arctherapy.co.uk/ Leyla Hussein: activist, Founder of the Dahlia Project, psychotherapist. Breaking the Cycle http://leylahussein.com/ Manu Bazzano: writer, psychotherapist.     Against Humanism: on Therapy and the Transhuman        www.manubazzano.com   Workshops  The Go Deep Game: Play for Change!  A game developed to encourage people to make real sustainable community development.     Pat Black and Andy Smith We are delicious    Turning up the volume on the voice of the silenced body to resource our incredible capacities for change.   Mo Brown and Fae Bee Playback Theatre    A ritual space where a story of Change, Transition, Transformation can be told and made into theatre.   Leslie Davidoff Racism in Therapeutic Spaces   How is the awareness and experience of racism changing in the 21st century.  Wayne Mertins -Brown Change your story   Using storytelling, mindfulness and creative writing to take you on...
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The Impact of IAPT on clients, practitioners the therapy professions and society 17th Feb (fully booked), 17th March 2018

The Impact of IAPT on clients, practitioners, the therapy professions and society.  17th February (fully booked) and 17th March 2018  10am – 2pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-impact-of-iapt-tickets-39812242489 PCSR  (Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility   www.pcsr.org) is hosting a series of 3 monthly focused encounter groups for IAPT practitioners, counsellors,  psychotherapists and other psychological professionals, to explore the impact of IAPT. The introduction of IAPT in 2007 has touched thousands of people’s lives, affected the shape of the talking therapy world, and influenced the ways in which the general population views mental health and talking therapies. After a decade of IAPT, research has shown that nationally less than half of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England are meeting the national target for providing talking therapy to local populations, with just 7% of the population accessing the IAPT programme. Only 17% of that 7% completed a course of treatment and were judged to have achieved recovery.1 Research by the British Psychological Society showed that IAPT is positively harmful to practitioners.2 Nearly half of psychological professionals reported depression...
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Examining Whiteness: White identity and racism

PCSR pop-up Examining Whiteness: White identity and racism Saturday 23d September 2017   10am -1pm Chadswell Healthy Living Centre Lower ground floor, Chadswell, Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JE 5-10 mins from Kings Cross and Euston mainline stations, wheelchair accessible FREE – donations on the day for venue hire and refreshments much appreciated. Please book your place in advance to know numbers for refreshments: beatrice@bmillar.com   ‘Whiteness, as a set of normative cultural practices, is visible most clearly to those it definitely excludes and those to whom it does violence. Those who are housed securely within its borders usually do not examine it.’ (Ruth Frankenberg,1993) For too long Black African and Asian therapists and trainees have been experiencing racism and exclusion within the therapy profession. The PCSR open letter and petition protesting about this and asking for change was sent to all therapy organisations and trainings in 2014 but had a very limited response. Change in the culture of therapy and training is slow and there are still trainees who are discriminated...
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PCSR AG and AGM Saturday 18th November 2017

PCSR AG and AGM Saturday 18th November 2017 9.30 for 10-4pm BOOK HERE ON EVENTBRITE At St Pancras Community Centre 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LB           www.spca.org.uk                        15mins walk from Kings Cross, Euston and Camden Road overground stations Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent The day will be in two parts 10-1pm     Societal Constellation 2-4pm       AGM It's FREE to everyone.  Non-members welcome too. Lunch can be eaten on the premises and there are plenty of shops and cafes around. BUT YOU NEED TO BOOK FOR THE MORNING. THERE IS A MAX OF 30 PLACES 10-1pm PCSR invites you to participate in a Societal Constellation facilitated by Janet Herman and Lynn Stoney, on a relevant political issue. Systemic constellations is a powerful experiential process through which we can gain insight into systems and dynamics within them that have been hidden. The method is phenomenological and can be used to reveal dynamics in any system. It has the potential to clarify and transform embedded patterns.   Originally applied to family systems, it now has many applications, including wider societal...
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POST-ELECTION POP-UP Sat 24th June 2017

Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility  invite you to a POST-ELECTION POP-UP EVENT an open space to share thoughts, feelings and reflections on the election  Saturday 24th June 2017                     10am – 1pm Marchmont Community Centre 62 Marchmont Street, London WC1N Disabled access       www.kcbna.org.uk 5minutes walk from Russell Square underground station 8minutes walk from Kings Cross and Euston underground and mainline stations FREE to PCSR members        Non-members £5 -  pay on the day. Donations on the day also appreciated.  Please book your place so that we know numbers for seating and refreshments.  To book your place email: beatrice@bmillar.com        ...
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Britain at economic and moral crisis point – letter in Guardian 2.6.17

Britain at economic and moral crisis point Clare Slaney, Richard House and 73 others involved in the mental health field say that voters face an unusually grave choice on 8 June Pic:  Commuters on London Bridge during rush hour. ‘Workplace stress is at epidemic proportions,’ write Clare Slaney, Richard House and others. Photograph: Alamy British society is in crisis. Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under 45. The Royal Society of Medicine tells us that “relentless cuts” have led to an extra 30,000 deaths. A report to the UN from the Equality and Human Rights Commission noted that work capability assessments “have been linked to suicides and cases of deteriorating mental health”. Benefit sanctions have caused hunger, hypothermia, homelessness and deaths. It is scarcely believable that food banks have become a societal norm. Workplace stress is at epidemic proportions, with working conditions increasingly amounting to servitude. People work for pitiful wages and uncertain numbers of hours, while the highly...
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Election Pop-up Event Sat 3rd June 2017

THE ELECTION: an open space to share thoughts, feelings and reflections on the election. A pop-up meeting organised by  Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility www.pcsr.org.uk   Association of Jungian Analysts www.jungiananalysts.org.uk Confederation for Analytical Psychology  www.confederation-an-psych.uk   Saturday 3rd June 2017    10am - 1pm Venue: Association of Jungian Analysts,  7 Eton Avenue London, NW3 3EL  Nearest tube stations:   Belsize Park (Northern) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee) Bus:  C11    FREE (donations on the day appreciated) but please book your place so that we know numbers for seating and refreshments.  To book your place email: beatrice@bmillar.com...
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