At the root of conflict and stigma we find competition between different value systems and the threat of change to our collective or individual identity. In an era of unprecedented social change, as migration and mass media blur traditional boundaries, it is vital that we recognise this process of stigmatisation and embrace the potential for social enrichment through a process of dialogue.careif PS Stigma
CAREIF Trustee Professor Edgar Jones from the Institute of Psychiatry speaking at the BPS History of Psychology Centre symposium War and Its Aftermath at Senate House, London
CAREIF is pleased to be supporting this exciting and innovative programme – from the Centre for Psychiatry, QMUL- aimed at clinicians and senior professionals working within health and social care settings. This state of the art programme has been developed as a partnership between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Refugee Therapy Centre (RTC). Completion of the course will lead to a QMUL degree, and registration with the RTC as a fully qualified Intercultural Therapist. RTC is an organisation member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).
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Invited commentary on …
Word use in first-person accounts of schizophrenia
by Edgar Jones
The British Journal of Psychiatry (2015)
Legacy of the 1914–18 war 2
Battle for the mind: World War 1 and the birth of military psychiatry
Edgar Jones, Simon Wessely
The Lancet – November 8, 2014
Regrettably, war and conflict are two constants of modern life. They have played a major part in recent history and continue to dominate much of the international agenda. Continue reading Understanding the Psychological impact of war and conflict
In December 2013 Michelle Younger and volunteer, Rhammel Afflick took part in the Speakers of Europe Course in Palermo. They worked with 38 other participants from across Europe, learning about social media campaigns and participation in European democracy. ‘The Speaker’s Toolbox’ a website developed by the participants is now launched to promote participation in the upcoming European elections. The toolbox is for anyone who wants to learn more about Europe, or to run their own campaigns.