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PsySR Conference: Schedule of Sessions ( #psysr #conference)

Here is the schedule of sessions for the PsySR Conference. The diversity of presentations and formats addressing a range of important issues promises an exciting gathering and an opportunity for rich exchange.   Please note that conference sessions begin Thursday afternoon, July 12, at 1:30 pm. 

Information about registration and accommodations is available on the website at  Registration rates will increase slightly after June 10th. 

Please share the conference program with colleagues and friends who might be interested. 

Schedule of Sessions for PsySR Conference

July 12-14, 2012

Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC


THURSDAY, July 12:


12-1:30 pm: Registration



1:30- 2:30 pm :

  1. "Synergy in Action:  Creating Student Chapters of Psychologists for Social Responsibility" (Kathleen Dockett, Victor Benitez, Melinda Montgomery, Kiara Streater)
  2. "The Urgency of Transformative Praxis—To Learn to Relate to Ourselves and Each Other as 'Citizens' of a Global Whole, Not Solely as 'Individuals'" (Michael Basseches, Julie Oxenberg, Julie Carvalho) 


2:45-3:45 pm:

  1. "Liberation Psychology:  Reviewing Some Core Ideas" (Luisa Saffiotti, Brad Olson, Deanne Bell, Daniel Gaztambide)
  2. "OccuPar:  Examining Supports and Barriers to Student Activism through Participatory Action Research" (Alexis Halkovic, Patrick Sweeney, Jennifer Tang)
  3. "Nonviolent Communication for Empowerment and Conflict Transformation"  (Robert Wentworth, Jane Connor)


4:00-5:00 pm:

  1. "Critical Psychoanalysis: Past, Present and Future" (Daniel Gaztambide, Silvia Dutevichi, Monica Roldan)
  2. "Ashamed to be Excluded:  No Rights, No Identity--Bringing Psychological Resources into Communities Impacted by Unemployment, Poverty, Inequality in Italy and the U.S. " (Patrizia Meringolo, Maria Rosaria De Maria, Cecilia Dell'Olio, Steve Shapiro)
  3. "Social Justice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers:  The Role of Psychologists" (Judy Eidelson, Ariel Shidlo)



5:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Welcome Reception


7:00 -- 8:00 pm   Gathering Plenary: "Occupy the Libraries/School the Youth On Truth: Indigenous Psychologies and the Occupy Movement: Building Synergies of Diversity for Social Change, Inclusion and Solidarity from Tahrir and Times Squares to Chiapas and Beyond." (Dorinda Moreno, Dave Ewoldt, Jennifer Moreno)




FRIDAY, July 13:


8:30 – 9:30 am:  Action Plenaries 

  1. "Restore our Human Rights: Support DC Statehood!"  (Anne Anderson, Joshua Burch, Philip Portlock)
  2. "Resisting the Rise of Corporate/Military Psychology by Reinvigorating Social Justice Values" (Steven Reisner, Brad Olson)


10am - 12 pm:   Plenary  Panel:   "Psychology's Role in and Relationship to Injustice,

                        Justice, and the Occupy Movement" (Bruce Levine, Benson Cooke, Mary

                        Watkins, Tod Sloan)



12-1:30 pm:    LUNCH    "Fourth Brewster M. Smith Dialogue on Becoming a Socially

                                        Responsible Psychologist"



1:30 – 3:00 pm:

  1. "OccuPsy:  Dialogues on Bringing Psychology into the Occupy Movement" (Tod Sloan, Rachel Plattus, Dennis Fox)
  2. "Occupying Old Social Roles:  Imagining a New Culture of Helping and Advocacy" (Andrew Phelps, Mary Pelton-Cooper, Pat Risser, Yvonne Smith)
  3. "Left and Right or Right and Wrong?  A political psychological approach to understanding attitudes toward torture" (Ian Hansen, Rachard Rogers,
    Christina Maharaj, Jessenia Pena, Bennett Callaghan)
  4.  "Hospitality, Hierarchy, and Houselessness:  Paradigm Change in the Occupy Movement"  (Jim Seger, Caroline Shahbaz, Madeleine Spencer, Stacey Zackin)



3:00 – 3:30 pm:   BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 pm:

     1.   "But how do I use my skills outside of academia?  Two examples of using psychology to promote community engagement in social justice and how you can do it too."  (Bruce Gilberg, Amanda Bolton)  


3:30 – 5:30 pm:

        2.     a.  3:30 – 4:25 pm:  "Psychiatric Diagnosis and Social Activism:  Recent Efforts to

                                                  Reform  DSM-5" (Brent Robbins, Sarah Kamens)

                b.  4:30 – 5: 30 pm: "Harmful Psychiatric Diagnosis:  A Call to Action" (Paula Caplan,

                                                 Caroline Shahbaz)


  3.  "The Psychological Contributions of Art, History, Narrative and Ritual to Current Social

        Action" (Deanne Bell, Mary Pelton-Cooper, Michael Basseches, Sukanya Ray, Diana

         Arntz, Lynsey Coville, Ana Vargas)

  4.   "Indigenous Psychologies Reframing Social Trauma, Justice, Healing:  Writing new

         narratives from Filipino Nakem psychology and fostering human rights by integrating

         Mexican archetypes of Malintzín and Cortés"   (Gordon Lee, Themis De la Peña,             

         Mónica Del Valle)



5:45-7:15    POSTER SESSION



7:30 pm:   30th Anniversary Dinner.  



SATURDAY, July 14:


8:30 – 10:00 am:

  1. "Uses and Abuses of Psychology in Public Discourse"  (Roy Eidelson, Jerry Lawler)
  2. "Stepping Stones and Stumbling Blocks to Sustainable Social Change" (Jancis Long, Karmit Zysman, Ariel Vegosen)
  3. "A Study of Occupy DC: Searching for Meaning, Purpose and the Role of Psychologists" (Deepti Pradhan, Mark Trullinger, Joyce Thatcher, Gerson Morales, Nickesha Riggins, Stephanie Beck)
  4. "How Psychology Harms Veterans and Servicemembers and What We Can Do Instead" (Paula Caplan, Tony Forbes, John Judge, Scott Monett)



10:30 am- 12:00 pm :

  1. "The Dynamics and Challenges of Activism in the Occupy Movement" (Anthony Collins, Ian Hansen)
  2.  "'Do No Harm' and National Security" (Stephen Soldz, Trudy Bond, Roy Eidelson, Raymond L. McGovern, Steven Reisner)
  3. "Psychological Toolkit for Agents of Change"  (Judith Katz, Ariel Vegosen)
  4. "The U.S. Prison System and Psychologists:  Revolutionary Restructuring or Evolutionary Transformation?"  (Nancy Arvold, Brad Olson, Luisa Saffiotti, Sylvia Clute, Mikhail Lyubansky, Alex Prishlyak)




12-1:30 pm:   LUNCH




1:30 pm- 4:30 pm  Plenary:  "PsySR:  Past Achievements and Challenges, Future

                                             Visions and Action Blueprint."

            1:30 – 2:30:       "Past Achievements and Challenges:  A Critical Review of the First 30

                                       Years of PsySR"   

            2:30 4:30:        "Future Visions and Action Blueprint:  The Work Before Us Now as

                                       Socially Responsible Psychologists" (Facilitated by Mary Watkins)

                                                              Conference Conclusion





5:30 pm …. : Informal light dinner, conversation, conviviality for participants who wish to stay.

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