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8th European Congress of Community Psychology

15 Jun 2011

The 2011 Conference title is ‘Community Psychology, Critical Issues’, and in line with its critical orientation, this conference is designed to promote trans-disciplinarity; sustainable development; progressive challenges to the status quo; emancipatory social change; solidarity and praxis.

The 8th European Congress of Community Psychology, co-sponsored by York St John University and the European Community Psychology Association will take place in York, England on 15th and 16th September 2011.

The conference process will promote inclusive participation, maximising time spent in active participatory debate and minimising time spent passively listening. T

he programme will consist of creative workshops, symposia, papers and posters. Conference presentations will be made by people from: Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA and elsewhere.

The Keynote Speaker, Professor Richard Wilkinson, Co-director of The Equality Trust, co-author of The Spirit Level and  internationally esteemed researcher on the social determinants of health and consequences of  income inequality.

You can find out more about the conference by visiting

The early bird registration for the conference closes on 15 June

Postgraduate students of community psychology are also warmly invited to attend a free pre-conference event, a Community Psychology Postgraduate Workshop being held at York St John University Lord Mayors Walk, York, YO31 7EX on Wednesday the 14th of September 2011. 

In the morning Postgraduates will have the opportunity to both make a brief presentation about their work for discussant feedback from experienced supervisors of community psychology PhD research and to pose questions for those supervisors to answer. The morning is particularly aimed to accommodate postgraduate students. In the afternoon a session will be led by Dr Raquel Guzzo on Participatory Action Research (PAR), providing an introduction to PAR’s principles and practices.

This session is open to postgraduates and those who are not postgraduates. Dr Raquel Guzzo originally graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil with a degree in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters and Doctorate in School Psychology at the University of São Paulo with a post-doctorate in Prevention at the Center for Community Studies at the University of Rochester, USA. She is currently a Professor of Psychology at the Catholic University of Campinas and a member of the International Committee for Liberation Social Psychology. She also leads a research group on psychological intervention, subject, and liberation supported by the National Council of Research.

For those postgraduates who wish to stay for the evening, or are planning to attend the ECCP conference on the 15th and 16th, a free screening of "El Sistema" will take place between 7-8:30pm with time to discuss the film after.

To register and for more information visit:

David Fryer
Professor of Community Critical Psychology, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Stirling, Scotland
President: European Community Psychology Association


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