London Community Psychology Network Session - Re-scheduled session by Dr Lynne Friedli -Misuse of Psychology

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London Community Psychology Network Session - Re-scheduled session by Dr Lynne Friedli -Misuse of Psychology

Time: October 6, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Chadwell Healthy Living Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JE
Street: Harrison Street
City/Town: Kings Cross, London
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Event Type: network, session
Organized By: London Community Psychology Network
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2015

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RESCHEDULING of Dr Lynne Friedli workshop - don't miss it!

I'm also very happy to announce that Dr Lynne Friedli will be giving a talk/workshop on 'The Misuse of Psychology In Government Workfare Programmes' 

See Lynne's co-authored paper on this here: http://mh.bmj.com/content/41/1/40

media reports here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33060794 and
 
http://theconversation.com/facing-psychological-coercion-and-manipulation-has-become-a-daily-part-of-claiming-benefits-42839

and the activism here: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/

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Comment by Sally Z on October 3, 2015 at 8:31

Dr Lynne Friedli - Tues 6th Oct, 6.30-8pm

Lynne will be talking about the role of psychology in welfare reforms and the workfare programme, as well as her broader interest in mental health and social inequalities.

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE:
Chadwell Healthy Living Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JE
Nearest tubes: Kings Cross and Russell Square
(Apologies: Due to change in room availability, the talk is now at the above address and NOT at UCL, please could you share the update amongst friends and networks as we don’t want anyone going to the wrong venue!).
As we have to pay for this room, we would really appreciate donations from those who can, thank you! *Suggested donation £3
 
 
Biography
Dr Lynne Friedli is a freelance researcher with a special interest in the relationship between mental health and the struggle for social justice. She is author of a report for World Health Organisation Europe on mental health, resilience and inequality and has contributed to the forthcoming WHO Europe Strategy on Mental Health.  http://www.euro.who.int/document/e92227.pdf

Here is an abstract from a similar recent talk by Lynne. Expect similar themes in her talk to us:

Preferring psycho-analysis to economic analysis has serious consequences for how we explain and respond to issues of social justice. It also has a specific impact on people claiming unemployment related social security. ‘Employability’ is now less a set of skills than a mindset, enforced through psycho-compulsions (mandatory training, psychological referral, psychometric testing, psycho-sanctioning e.g. for ‘lack of motivation’) that form a central plank in the management and governance of a wide range of ‘unproductive’ or failing citizens i.e. those who are out of work, not working enough, not earning enough and/or failing to seek work with sufficient application.

The participation of psychology, aided and abetted by public health, in the delivery of coercive goals clearly raises ethical questions –

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09581596.2012.748882

http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/whistle-while-you-work-for-no...
Agree or disagree with Lynne?
 



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