‘Decolonising the Psyche: Race and Therapeutic Practice’ (Brazil and Britain)

Monday 25th June 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Arts Complex LT3, 3-5 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TB

“To understand the root causes of mental illness, we have to school ourselves and other psychologists in how broader relations of domination and subjugation play themselves out in people’s daily lives.” Shose Kesse, University of Cape Town

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This forum brings together three radical scholar-psychologists from Brazil and the UK for an in-depth and mutually instructive conversation about the mobilising and liberatory aspects of their academic and therapeutic practices in response to the myriad and ongoing effects and traumas of colonialism.
The lived and inherited realities shared by people of African descent that Frantz Fanon articulated in’ Black Skin, White Masks‘ (1952) are now re-emerging as a framework for refusing the silences, dread and abjection of the colonial afterlife. In this context, this timely and cross-national exchange will reintroduce the capacity for decolonial and liberationist approaches to psychology to create healing and change within individuals and the societies in which they live.
This is a FREE event. Register at eventbrite
Participants:

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  • Dr Gustavo Alvarenga Santos, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil

Image result for Dr Yvon Guest, Resilience Workshop, Bristol, UK

Hosted by Dr Christabelle Peters, co-investigator: ACILA, University of Bristol
Sponsored by the Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol