PCSR Annual Gathering and AGM

Where: Zoom

When: 07 Nov 2020 time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Annual Gathering and AGM Saturday 7th November 2020

10am – 4pm     Zoom
Donations - from £1
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Assumptions, Privilege and Power   10 – 1pm
We are invited as therapists and citizens to participate in, even to have influence on, conversations and debates about the conditions in which we work and live, but are we able to critically examine the assumptions which underpin those discussions?
Dominance is maintained by those with privilege in the field controlling the narrative, reinforcing conscious and unconscious assumptions that keep them in power.
Our professional bodies BACP, UKCP and BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), in their creation of SCoPEd have arrogated the power to define what therapy is: a concoction of ‘competencies’ and tiers of ‘expertise’. Unless we resist and develop the capacity for critical thinking about the roots and language of the narrative, we can find ourselves trapped in dialogues where assumptions are held in place by those to whom we have given power: government, professional bodies, our therapist/supervisor/trainer.

Come and join us in creating dialogues where such resistance and critical thinking can be supported and developed at PCSR’s Annual Gathering
Saturday 7th November 2020 10am – 1pm

PCSR member Karen Minikin, therapist and writer/activist  https://www.baatn.org.uk/?s=karen+minikin will be opening the day with a 15 minute talk on systemic and institutional oppression and the value of critical thinking spaces.
You can read her article here  on ‘Radical Relational Psychiatry: Towards a Democracy of Mind and People’ 


We will then divide into small groups for discussion.

PCSR member Peter Blundell, therapist, lecturer and campaigner www.peterblundell.com will give a 15 minute talk on assumptions, power and privilege in relation to SCoPEd.
Here’s a link to the SCoPEd debate hosted by Peter on 3rd August 2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWXASFJGZI and you can find more info on the concerns regarding SCoPEd here

We’ll then into small groups again for discussion, and then come together as a whole group for  the final part f the morning.

1 - 2pm LUNCH

2 - 4pm AGM.

Non-members are also welcome to attend the AGM.





Donations. Anthing from £1 upwards

For more details contact: beatrice@bmillar.com