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Power, Play, Work, Sustain: Submit to the fourth annual Community Psychology Festival

28 June 2018

Jointly hosted by the University of Hertfordshire and the British Psychological Society (BPS), the fourth Community Psychology Festival will be held in Hertford this September.

The deadline for submissions to the festival is tomorrow - Friday 29 June - so time is running out to get your contribution in on one of the four themes of this year's event:

  • Power - contributions that address how community psychology can be an agent of change in dismantling systems of power, decolonising psychological practices, and how collective action and activism can promote our humanity through interconnectedness.
  • Play - contributions that draw on creative processes through art, imagery, poetry, and performance in community psychology practices.
  • Work - contributions that address how community psychology can be taught, and/or embedded in mainstream practices, and made visible within established systems.
  • Sustain - contributions that address on nature-based interventions, eco-psychology practices and the role community psychology can play in creating a sustainable, eco-friendly environment, that contribute to the preservation of the natural world and how psychologists can work alongside environmental activists.

Community psychology is a branch of applied psychology that highlights the detrimental effects of systemic inequality, austerity and competitive individualism on mental health and wellbeing.

The Community Psychology Festival aims to provide a friendly, inclusive and accessible alternative to an academic conference.

You can find out more about the Community Psychology Festival, including details on how to submit or attend, by visiting the University of Hertfordshire's website here.



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