Přednášky Nissima Avissara 27. - 28. 3. 2018

21. Březen 2018 - 14:59 -- Miroslav Šipula

Srdečně Vás zvedme na přednášky izraelského psychologa Nissima Avissara. Viz upoutávky níže a facebookové události:

Nissim Avissar – Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, IDC Herzliya, Izrael

Nissim Avissar is an Israeli clinical psychologist. His Ph.D dissertation entitled "Psychology, Social Responsibility, and Political Involvement: The First Intifada and Israeli Psychologists" examined the role of Israeli Psychologists in civic, military and academic systems, during the first Intifada and in the present. He is a founding member of PsychoActive group - Israeli psychotherapists working for human rights, dialogue and peace. He teaches in several training and academic institutes. He has published and presented work on the interplay between psychology and politics, particularly within the Israeli context.

Úterý 27.3.2018, 11:30 – 13:00, P21

Politically Sensitive and Socially Responsible Psychotherapeutic Training

The main issue addressed is how to train psychotherapists to be politically sensitive, i.e. to be aware of socio-political differences between individuals and groups, and to be able to recognize and appreciate their culture, norms, habits, preferences etc., in therapy. Such skills will enable a good therapeutic relationship that will promote development and well-being. At the same time, they will prevent discrimination and oppression from occurring within therapy. By adopting these skills, psychotherapists may serve as agents of socio-political change, making their practice of value to the society as a whole (or, socially responsible practice). My main question in this presentation is how can we achieve that? It is an opportunity to revisit the conventional training processes and to examine alternatives.

Středa 28.3.2018, 9:45 – 11:15, U42

Political Dialogues: Critical Analysis of the Psychotherapeutic Discourse in Israel

In my presentation, I analyze the psychotherapeutic discourse in Israel from a political and critical standpoint. I have examined the contents of articles that were published in the leading journal of psychotherapy in Israel and marked different "political" (in the broad sense of power relations) topics or contents. From there, I have tried (a) to determine the differences between time periods and (b) to articulate basic "rules" that underlie the discourse and are responsible for the scarcity of political contents as well as for their unique and fascinating character. In a sense, what I am trying to achieve is to politicize the professional discourse in order to raise awareness of the neglected social and political aspects and issues.