Freitag, 25. September 2015

2016 International #Conference on #CommunityPsychology; Second Announcement & #CfP

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The College of Graduate Studies and its Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS), University of South Africa, the Medical Research Council Violence- University of South Africa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (MRC-UNISA VIPRU), and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) are pleased to host the 2016 International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP), the sixth meeting in this successful series.

The conference seeks to accord representation, voice and space to theories and enactments of community psychology that contribute to robust debate and conversations about the identity and representational forms of community psychology, the critical roles of community psychologists, and the epistemological and ontological diversity present in global enactments of community psychology.
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, symposia, roundtable discussions and innovative presentations.
Submit your Abstract Online at
- Guidelines for the submission of abstracts are available on the conference website.
- Abstract submission closes on 8 January 2016.
- ICCP2016 invites abstract submissions that relate to the four thematic tracks noted here.
Thematic Tracks
Track 1
Knowledge Production and Contestation in Community Psychology
Community psychology as knowledge
Contestation for representation and authority
Liberation, criticality and community
Critiques of methodologies in research, interventions and analysis

This track focuses on community psychology as knowledge, and the contestation for representation and authority. The track calls for presentations that examine the politics of how particular concepts and theories have gained ascendency in community psychology, as well as for presentations that offer critiques of methodologies used in research, intervention and analysis. The track will offer a space for self-reflection and self-critique on community psychology as a knowledge-making enterprise.
Track 2
Decoloniality, Power and Epistemic Justice
Decolonising ontology and epistemic justice
Knowledge, power and being
Epistemologies from the Global South
Articulations of community, liberation and humanism from the Global South

Here the aim is to stimulate conversations about the theories and practices of decoloniality, and the propositions that decoloniality may offer for reshaping the identities and representational forms of community psychology. The location of the conference on the African continent provides a platform for dialogue with epistemologies from the Global South, and their interpretations of community, liberation and humanism.
Track 3
Community Psychology in Context
Enactments of community psychology across diverse contexts and subject areas
Contemporary health and social phenomena and global-local development priorities
Policy-activism nexus, and psychological and social change
Community, social movements and (un)democratic traditions

In this track the focus is on enactments of community psychology across diverse contexts and subject areas. Presentations will bring attention to applications of community psychology as they relate to such issues as violence, socioeconomic inequality, racism, gender, migration, dispossession, climate change, and disease outbreaks. The track aims to promote debates and conversations about the diversity in global enactments of community psychology.
Track 4
Teaching and Learning in Community Psychology
Teaching traditions in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Global and local in the teaching and learning of community psychology
Students as knowledge producers and consumers
Professionalisation, career pathing and citizenship

The call here is for presentations that scrutinise the shaping influences of pedagogical traditions and interpretive frameworks on teaching and learning in community psychology. The track invites presentations that reflect innovations and tensions in curriculum design and instruction within globalised and localised developments in tertiary education. It also focuses on the intersections between students as knowledge producers and citizens, and the demands of professionalisation and career pathing.
Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird Late/On-site
South African Delegates R3 500 R4 000
Foreign Delegates U$D 350 U$D 400
Student Delegates* R2 500/U$D 250 R3 000/U$D 300

Registration includes:
- Attendance to all Conference Sessions
- Tea/Coffee
- Access to the Conference Exhibition
- Delegate Pack

* This option is only open to bona fide full-time students. A letter from your institution confirming your formal registration as a full-time student must be included with your registration (student card is not acceptable).
Online Registration
Please register online at

Registration received after 29 February 2016 will be processed as late/on-site registration.

On-site Registration
Although on-site registration is possible, it is recommended that delegates register in advance and benefit from the fee reductions.
Important Dates
Aug 2015 Abstract submission opens
8 Jan 2016 Deadline for abstract submission
1 Feb 2016 Notification regarding abstract submission
29 Feb 2016 Deadline for early bird registration
1 Mar 2016 Late/on-site registration
27 May 2016 ICCP Opening Ceremony
30 May 2016 ICCP Closing & Handover to 7th ICCP
Contact Information
The ICCP2016 secretariat
can be contacted at:

PO Box 1087
South Africa

Telephone: +27 11 857 1142/3
Facsimile: +27 11 857 1770

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Initiative Kritische Psychologie
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Daniel Sanin
Critical Clinical and Health Psychologist
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