Many of the DESR projects include challenging our difficulties relating to ‘Otherness’
In this context we like this RSA Animate cartoon presentation on 'Outrespection'
Performance poets can often provide a lively take on the desr contexts in which we work.
See Holly McNish on prejudice against Migrants in her poem Mathematics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJX5XHnONTI
Pages Matam’s poem ‘Pinata’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgQRkHcEyq8 offers something to help psychotherapists' awareness in the therapy space of issues of power, inequity and the lasting trauma of oppression and injustice. This black, male poet expresses psychic damage inflicted by a patriarchal system that condones the entitlement of the strong and shames the abused into silence, offering a metaphor for all issues of concern for DESR.
Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
This is an international organization with a significant UK presence.
The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society (APCS) has been established to promote greater understanding of how cultural and social phenomena affect human subjectivity in ways that are socially significant and to promote new, more socially beneficial ways of applying psychoanalysis to social problems. The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society is dedicated to both the diagnosis of the psychological ills underlying social problems and to the development of a psychoanalytic treatment of these ills at a collective level through cultural criticism, education, and other practices.
Its journal Psychoanalysis Culture and Society is an important one in the field.
For papers and books on general DESR themes go to the archive section
Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR)
This is a key organization in the field of promoting these issues in UK http://pcsr-uk.ning.com/
Founded 17 years ago by UKCP members Judy Ryde and Andrew Samuels, PCSR is a group of psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals whose intention is to:
PCSR provides a forum for psychotherapists and counsellors who want to influence and broaden the political process by:
PCSR has 2 publications, its in-house magazine Transformations and the peer reviewed journal Politics and Psychotherapy International edited by Keith Tudor (former UKCP member, now working in New Zealand)