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December 2017

Annual General Meeting

15th December 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Birkbeck College, WC1E 7HX + Google Map

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Psychosocial Studies. All members and interested parties welcome.   Friday 15th December, 4.00->6.00pm   Committee Room 3; 30 Bedford Way (Institute of Education/UCL) London WC1H 0AL.

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April 2018

Annual Conference: ‘Psychosocial Reflections on a Half Century of Cultural Revolution’

5th April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 7th April 2018 @ 5:00 pm
University of Bournemouth,

Venue: University of Bournemouth Date:  5th-7th April 2018 Call for papers Deadline: 22nd January 2018 Send your abstract of 250–300 words to: APS2018@bournemouth.ac.uk *Due to popular demand, we have added a new open stream for those who wish to submit proposals for papers, panels or artistic presentations on: “Current and Future Directions in Psychosocial Studies” ‘Psychosocial Reflections on a Half Century of Cultural Revolution’   Join us to reflect on revolutionary relationships and revolutionary politics which challenged authority then and which…

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June 2018

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politics and Change

18th June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 20th June 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politics and Change   UCL Institute of Education in association with the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the University of Birmingham   Dates: over 3 days Monday June 18th10am - 5pm Tuesday June 19th  10am- 5pm Wednesday June 20thand 10 am – 1.15pm   Tutors: Claudia Lapping, Ian McGimpsey, Maria Jose Lagos, Felipe Acuna   Venue: UCL Institute of Education, Rooms tbc 20 Bedford Way Bloomsbury, London WC1H OAL   Registration: UCL students – as usual. Non UCL students:…

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December 2018

Annual General Members’ Meeting and Panel: Mental Health and The Emotional Work of the Gig Economy

14th December 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Westminster, Boardroom, 309 Regent Street
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom
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3.30-5pm: Panel on Mental Health and The Emotional Work of the Gig Economy Speakers: Sally-Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave (University of Westminster): Can Music Make You Sick? In recent years there has been a growing body of research that has begun to examine the dark side of our relationship to music. The media understandably concentrate on the more sensational aspects of rock and roll; membership of ‘27 Club’, or the recent public declaration of critically acclaimed dubstep producer Benga…

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May 2019


16th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 17th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Birkbeck College, WC1E 7HX + Google Map

ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDIES ‘READING’ CONFERENCE 2019. At Birkbeck, University of London, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019 The Psychosocial – reflections and developments   The APS Reading Conference 2019 will create an innovative space for developing the field of psychosocial studies. Over two days, you will have the opportunity to participate in discussion of contemporary and foundational psychosocial texts as well as symposia and workshops exploring cutting edge psychosocial ideas and research on contemporary politics and culture. Our…

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July 2019

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politicising Research with Narrative and Free Association

1st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3rd July 2019 @ 4:00 pm

A course for psychosocial researchers taking place at UCL Institute of Education and supported by the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the University of Birmingham   Course tutors:  Claudia Lapping, Ian McGimpsey, Felipe Acuna, Mohamed Elshirazy Dates: Mon 1st, Tues 2nd and Weds 3rd July, 10 am - 4pm Location: UCL Room: B06 Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, WC1H 0QB Registration: UCL students – as usual Non UCL students: Please contact Claudia Lapping: c.lapping@ucl.ac.uk   Overview: Whenever we are teaching or…

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December 2019

AGM and Relaunch of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

18th December 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We  are delighted  to celebrate the publication of the double re-launch issue of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies. The journal will henceforth be published by Policy Press. This move to a professional academic publishing platform reflects the strength of the journal and growing national and international recognition of the unique place it occupies in the field of psychosocial studies. More info here

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May 2020

APS Summer Programme 2020

29th May 2020 @ 8:00 am - 31st July 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The APS is very excited to be hosting a series of topical events and in an array of formats during the summer of 2020. Please click here for more details and free registration links: APS Summer 2020 Programme.

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November 2020

APS/JPS Reading Group Event: Lita Crociani-Windland – “On transience and other hatreds”

27th November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Association of Psychosocial Studies and Journal of Psychosocial Studies Online Reading Group   Lita Crociani-Windland, “On transience and other hatreds”   Friday 27 November 4 – 6pm   We are pleased to invite you to our fifth in a series of monthly online reading groups where we will be coming together to discuss topical psychosocial issues.   Like everyone, APS members are working under very altered and potentially isolating circumstances and it was with great regret that the we had…

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April 2021

Bion, the Curiosity Drive and Inquisitive Thinking

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

An on-line workshop offered by Institute of Group Analysis (London) and the Association of Psychosocial Studies (APS)   Free of charge. Saturday 17th April 29th 2021 10:00– 14:00 Presenter: Philip Stokoe, Psychoanalyst & Organisational Consultant. Chair: Dr Rachel Gibbons, Psychoanalyst, Group Analyst and Consultant Psychiatrist   Philip Stokoe will present a discussion of the work of W.R. Bion in the context of his own recent book The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking. Philip will discuss the implications of…

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