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7th Conference and Workshop in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.

Organisation

Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.

Conference language: English and Slovak

Conference and workshop dates

November, 30 – December 1, 2020 (9.00-16.00)

Conference fees: No fee (free access)

 ECPA Workshops (topics and fees to be announced)

Deadline for active participation in the conference – September 13th, 2020

Please send an email within the deadline to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name and surname of the presenters
  • Workplace address
  • Title of the presentation
  • Research based abstract (max 250 words)

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 8th, 2019 ( CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com ) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

The scientific presentations from the conference are encouraged to be submitted in the form of articles to Human Affairs journal.

More information

Venue

Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

Comenius University in Bratislava

Mlynske luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Contact person: Martina Baránková, 00421911278474

CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com

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Annual General Assemblies & Workshop

Invitation to the Annual General Assemblies & Workshop 3rd October, 2019

Dear ECPA Members,

It is now time to convey our annual General Assemblies that this year 2019 are integrated in the Conference “From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope: Psychological Perspectives on Community and Wellness” organized by Naples Community Psychology Lab (Caterina Arcidiacono and colleagues) (Italy).

This year we have an electoral cycle both for President of the next mandate 2019-2021 (President and Treasurer), and President-Elect (President and Treasurer) 2021-2023.

General Assembly I

Date: 3rd October, 2019

Location: Lanificio 25- piazza Enrico De Nicola (second courtyard) Napoli

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Proposed Workplan

The 2017-2019 activity and financial reports are to be presented and discussed.

General Assembly II

Date: 4th October 2019

Location: DSU, University Federico II, Via Porta di Massa 1, second floor, room Iacono- Via – 80135 Napoli

Time: 13.30 – 14-30

Proposed Workplan

This year we have a two section electoral cycle:

A: The Board decided to submit an electoral cycle for the mandate of President of the Board 2019-2021;

B: Following the ECPA statutes this year we have a regular election for President Elect 2021-2023;

Therefore we hereby present to you the electoral calendar.

2019 Electoral Calendar & Invitation for candidates

Following the procedures of previous electoral cycles for the European Community Psychology Association, we are now in contact to invite you to participate in the elections:

ELECTION A: ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2019-2021

ELECTION B: ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2021-2023 (Being President-Elect for the mandate 2019-2021).

The two ballots shall be differentiated and contain the names of associate members who wish to be candidates for the position of President and Treasurer (2019-2021), and another for President-Elect for current term 2019-2021, that become President and Treasurer (2021-2023).

The ECPA is now accepting candidates for both the positions President and Treasurer with the following procedures and calendar:

  • Candidates for both positions of President and Treasurer are to present a letter to the electoral committee using the following email address – maria_moniz@ispa.pt – by September the 13th;
  • The letters received are to be issued to ECPA members on the 17th of September, together with a voting ballot, and we may receive your vote in one of the following three options:
    • Return to the email address maria_moniz@ispa.pt;
    • Delivered in person in the Naples Event
    • Proxy-vote with an email of the associated member stating that the vote is to be issued by the named associate,

Please note that for these options the vote(s) should be issued to the electoral committee until the September the 13th at 20.00 hours, so that the results are presented in the GA to be held on the October the 4th.

Your participation is crucial for the vitality European Community Psychology.

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PhotoVoice Workshop for Social Action and Social Justice

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 13.00 – 19.00 (6h)

Workshop Instructor: Susana Helm, PhD is a Community & Culture Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai`i Mānoa, in Honolulu, Hawai`i, USA. Dr. Helm is an American of Italian descent – her grandmother moved to the US from Chiavenna early in the 20th century.  PhotoVoice and photography for social action has been a useful tool in her community and academic work since the 1990s.

Member of IAPS- The Italian American Psychological Society.

Note: This is a 6-hour workshop to be conducted in English. Please feel free to bring snacks for yourself and to share. Please wear comfortable clothes, including walking shoes. Submit your photo before the workshop, and if you have questions, please contact me:  PhotoVoice.Napoli@gmail.com

Part 1. 13.00 – 14.30, Introduction & Overview

This workshop will be introduced by Maria João Vargas-Moniz, President of ECPA and Professoressa Fortuna Procentese, Scientific Director of the Community Psychology Lab, University Federico II. PhotoVoice is a technique for promoting social justice and social action through community collaboration when local residents use photography to voice their concerns, identify solutions, and address power imbalances.

This workshop will provide participants an overview of the PhotoVoice technique, including “Photography 101.” Dr. Helm will share examples from her work in Honolulu. Workshop participants are referred to these articles, which may be read prior to the workshop:

  • Wang C & Burris MA. (1997). Photovoice. Concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment. Health Education & Behavior, 24(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1177/109019819702400309.
  • Wang CC & Redwood-Jones YA. (2001).  Photovoice ethics. Perspectives from Flint Photovoice.  Health Education & Behavior, 28(5), 560-572.  doi: 10.1177/109019810102800504
  • Helm S, Lee W, Hanakahi V, Gleason K, McCarthy K, Haumana. (2015). Using photovoice with youth to develop a drug prevention program in a rural Hawaiian community. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(1), 1-26. doi: 10.5820/aian.2201.2015.1.  PMCID:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4401743
  • Helm S & Davis K. (2017). Puni Ke Ola. Drug prevention in rural Hawaiian communities. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 8(2), 1-6. https://www.gjcpp.org/pdfs/SB4-HelmDavis_Final.pdf

Part 2. 14.30 – 16.30, PhotoVoice Session

Next, we will conduct a one-hour PhotoVoice session with workshop participants using the SHOWED facilitation technique based on the conference theme as it occurs in our personal and professional lives: dal conflitto e dall’odio alla cura e alla speranza (from conflict and hate to healing and hope).

  • Workshop participants are requested to submit one of their own photos as a jpeg prior to the workshop: Napoli@gmail.com
  • Jpegs should be no larger than 2mb and labeled with your name.
  • We will debrief the activity by highlighting what worked well, challenges, and critical questions.

Part 3. 16.30 – 19.00, Photography for Social Action, Social Justice

We will participate in a short (45 min) photo walk in the neighborhood where the workshop will be held, again guided by the conference theme. Please bring a digital camera, preferably a cel phone. Participants will complete a SHOWED worksheet for their photo (15 min). Then workshop participants will co-critique the aesthetic value of the photos as this pertains to the social action and social justice component of PhotoVoice (45 min). Good pictures tell better stories.

We will conclude with a discussion of how workshop participants may use PhotoVoice in their own work (45 min) – from needs assessment, to intervention development, to feasibility studies, to outcome evaluations, and other forms of research and knowledge co-construction.

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Conference «From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope»

This event is organized by the Department of Humanities and the Community Psychology Laboratory of the University Federico II, IAPS (Italian American Psychological Society), and “Psicologi per la Responsabilità Sociale” in collaboration with AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia), CNOP, PSICAMP (Ordine degli Psicologi Nazionale e della Regione Campania), and SIPCO.

This conference will be characterized by a diversity of contributions in the form of oral communications, round tables, symposia, and cultural events as well as creative activities, aimed at a better understanding of rising global social-psychological and mental-health problems, highlighted, but not limited to, the migrant crisis, rising nationalism, stereotyping, bullying, and youth depression.

The intent of this conference is to generate a coherent understanding of these and related issues, and to highlight possible solutions.

We are pleased to invite you to attend this event by joining us in Naples on October 2019.

Download the conference program here.

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5th Conference in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.

Organisation

Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.

Program

Conference: December 3 – 4, 2018 (9.00 – 16.00)

ECPA general assembly: December 3, 2018 (16.00 – 17.30)

Workshop on Community Service Design: December 4, 2018 (14.00 – 18.00) and 5, 2018 (9.00 – 13.00) by Prof. Alessandra Talamo from University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

The Service Design Thinking workshop will provide a practical experience of some of the most popular techniques for the design of innovative services in real contexts. These participatory techniques are aimed at creating new services connecting the needs and wants of stakeholders with objectives and potential boundaries from service providers.

Conference language: English

Conference fee: No fee (free access)

Workshop language: English

Workshop fee: 50 €

Deadline for active participation in the conference

Please send an email to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name and surname of the presenters
  • Workplace address
  • Title of the presentation
  • Research based abstract (max 250 words) until September 16, 2018.

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 1, 2018 ( CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com ) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

To participate in the workshop: Please send an email until November 15, 2018 to caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

More information

Komunitná psychológia na Slovensku (Community Psychology in Slovenia)

Contact person: Júlia Halamová, 00421908604141

julia.halamova@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you in Bratislava in Slovakia!

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Workshop – Service Design Thinking

Program

December 4, Tuesday 2018 (14.00 – 18.00) and 5, Wednesday (9.00 – 13.00)

Fee: 50 euro

For inscription and information: caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

The Service Design Thinking is a holistic approach that helps to innovate (create new) or improve existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective for providers ( Moritz, 2005; UK Design Council, 2010).

Designing a service requires the consideration of the whole experience of people using it, and that it becomes tangible and usable through a sequence of actions (Moritz, 2005; Stickdorn & Schneider, 2012).

During the workshop participants will get chance of exploring use some most commonly used DST tools.

Read the full program here.

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ECPA 10th European Congress of Community Psychology

Reflections and Challenges: Community Psychology in the European Context

Wednesday 18th October to Friday 20th October 2017 at CastleGate, Newcastle

The European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) brings together researchers, academics, community activists, as well as national and international networks and associations involved in community psychology. ECPA’s interests are deeply concerned with social change in our globalized world proposing a multi-level approach to social and psychological knowledge and interventions, focusing on the interactions among people in context.

European Community Psychologists have made significant contributions to the development of Community Psychology (CP) with stronger theoretical underpinning; have developed innovative theory driven intervention strategies to promote multilevel empowerment; and achieved a high level of networking creating in 1996 the ENCP and then the European Community Psychology Association. The ECPA recently became a member of the EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Association) to strengthen our relationship with other European Associations.

The overall theme is Reflections and Challenges: Community Psychology in the European Context, and within this, there are four themes:

  1. Community Psychology interventions in Europe – celebrate the diversity and reflect on interventions
  2. What contribution does European Community Psychology make to issues like – inequality, migration, violence and censure?
  3. Protection of the “most vulnerable” – children, young people growing up in “austerity”, older people, migrants, etc.
  4. Poverty & Inequality – Feminist responses to “austerity” and neo-liberalism, critiques and interventions

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7th International Conference of Community Psychology

“The Community in Motion: Building Diverse Spaces, Social Cohesion and Change”

Santiago de Chile, October 2018

Now in its seventh summit, The International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP) will be 14 years old. In previous ICCPs, the conferences have traveled across several continents, including: North, Central and South America, Africa and Europe, affording diverse interactions and dialogues between participants from around 50 countries.

From its origins, ICCP has proposed to promote the exchange of ideas and agendas in order to: reaffirm the value of our discipline and to chart the course of its future contributions (ICCP in Puerto Rico, 2006); consolidate transnational and transdisciplinary research, as well as networking within and across the diversity of perspectives in community psychology on a global scale (ICCP in Lisbon, 2008); exchange information and knowledge of difficulties and advances in the theory, practice, research and ethics of community action (ICCP in Puebla 2010); discuss and reflect on the possibilities and conditions of empowerment and community empowerment in the face of the psychological and social implications of crisis and social exclusion in different national and local realities (Barcelona, 2012); analyze community psychology in the world today, with its practical challenges and limits, reflecting on the paths taken by Community Psychology in recent years (ICCP in Fortaleza, 2014); and most recently, to criticize assumptions and overarching influences that underlie the dominant knowledge of community psychology, which is considered to be formed by imperialism, colonization, neocolonization, globalization, ethnocentrism and racism (ICCP in Durban, 2016).

In the 7th ICCP now to occur in Chile in 2018, we aim to expand this trajectory of discussions and learning by promoting the exchange of ideas and debate on participation and organizational power of current communities in the generation of spaces for coexistence, solidarity and integration that promote respect for diversity, transformations and change, as much in regards to structural change as in social dynamics and contents.

This 7th ICCP is being organized by the Chilean Society of Community Psychology and a network of 16 Chilean universities, which is evidence of the wide development of the national community psychology throughout the past decade, standing out for the growing recognition of the field of work as well as in the areas of: university training (pre and postgraduate), research, training, intervention and community action.

Holding this conference in Chile fills us with enthusiasm, since it will allow us to both contribute to the development of the discipline and to take a step further in the significant process that is the international conference of Community Psychology, as well as take a relevant step in the formation of Chile.

The conference will be held the first week of October 2018 in Santiago. The headquarters will be the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Chile, an important public university in the country.

Santiago de Chile is the capital city of the country and has a significant network of international flights, centralized at the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport. Chile has reliable and accommodating hotels and services, guarantying a comfortable stay. The University of Chile is centrally located in the city, with easy access from public transport and from the diverse networks of services, touristic sites, and hotels.

Very soon, through our website and social networks, we will be providing you with more information on this 7th ICCP conference, including the most relevant dates and information for you to be able to begin planning your trip and stay.

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