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Webinar

Tackling social class and class-based inequalities: Implications of the new BPS Policy Campaign

20 May 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
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Proposed by the Psychology of Women and Equalities, Community Psychology and Social Psychology sections of the BPS, this year’s policy campaign invites us all to consider the impact of class-based discrimination on education, health, communities, housing, and business, and suggests that social class should be included as a protected characteristic in the UK Equality Act to bring down the invisible barriers associated with this form of discrimination and disparity.   

This event will include presentations from the campaign leads who will outline the aims and background of the 2022 Senate policy campaign, as well as the opportunities to support and influence this work.

It will also consider broader developments in Community Psychology with presentations from both the current and past Chairs of the Community Psychology Section. 

In addition, there will be interactive spaces so that there is an opportunity to network, discuss the implications for Clinical Psychologists and share examples of good practice. 

Event Chairs - Olga Luzon, CPD Lead DCP London and Lorna Farquharson Chair DCP London

Hannah Randle, BPS Public Affairs Manager 

Bridgette Rickett, Head of Psychology, Leeds Beckett University, and BPS Senate policy campaign lead 

Can a revised UK Equality Act could help to tackle social-class based inequalities?

Carl Harris, Chair of the BPS Community Psychology Section  

Using Community Psychology approaches to reduce the impact of inequality (with special reference to the Community Mental Health Framework) 

Sally Zlotowitz, Clinical and Community Psychologist and past Chair of the BPS Community Psychology Section and Aysen Dennis, Housing Activist and part of the Aylesbury Estate campaign 

Forefronting social and economic justice in psychological practice with marginalised communities - what can it look like?

 

Speakers:

Carl Harris, Chair of the BPS Community Psychology Section  

Carl is a community and clinical psychologist. He has been a member of the West Midlands Critical and Community Psychology Interest Group since 2001 and has been working with marginalised communities in Birmingham since 2000. He tries to write about this work whenever he can but finds it really difficult to do so. He and Sally Zlotowitz co-chaired the BPS Community Action and Resilience workstream as part of the organisation’s response to the pandemic. He is the outgoing chair of the Community Psychology Section.

Hannah Randle, BPS Public Affairs Manager 

Bridgette Rickett, Head of Psychology, Leeds Beckett University, and BPS Senate policy campaign lead 

Sally Zlotowitz, Clinical and Community Psychologist and past Chair of the BPS Community Psychology Section

Sally Zlotowitz is a clinical and community psychologist who has worked in various roles in the charity sector including as Director of Public Health and Prevention at MAC-UK, as the Social Movements in Health Programme Manager at Nesta and currently as CEO of Art Against Knives. She is past chair of the British Psychological Society's Community Psychology section and a co-founder of Psychologists for Social Change. Sally is also a Co-Editor of the new book 'Palgrave Handbook of Innovative Community and Clinical Psychologies'.

Registration is available online for DCP members only.

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

DCP Members Only

Free of Charge

Returning Customers (Members and non-members)

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