Wondering if folks are looking for compatible presentations to propose symposia or roundtable papers at the conference in Fortaleza? I’d prefer be a part of a group rather than propose a solo paper.
If so, I intend to propose work on the idea of the downpressor as a problem in community life. (Reggae music artists Peter Tosh and Bob Marley coined the term “downpressor” to emphasize the weight of oppressive social forces based on class hierarchies). I’d like to explore how acceptance and understanding of the downpressor in the (post)colonial world could be a form of psychic/social movement that could lead to middle class resistance against state violence, extreme poverty and resultant trauma.
I would look forward to discussing ideas and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I received an inquiry from someone who’s interested in liberation psychotherapy because they’re “mortified” by the thought of entering into a therapeutic relationship with someone who doesn’t have an understanding of oppression and its intrapsychic impact.
Does anyone know of a directory of people who practice with this sensibility?
Wondering if folks have any suggestions for where to post faculty job opportunities that may be of interest to liberation psychologists and other colleagues?
I’m on the hunt for liberation psychology themed conferences in 2014. I’m embarrassed to say I only speak English. Like others, I’m keen on conferences that focus on how psychology can catalyze social action. I continue to be fascinated and disturbed by how we overlook others’ suffering particularly when we are in the face of it. So, I’m also looking for the opportunity to air my research on bystanding and deepen my understanding of its layers through dialogues.
Any suggestions will be more than welcome.
I’m keen to be active Mark and look forward to your draft.