How to attend:
Each year we hold a national conference which provides social work practitioners with a welcoming space to gather, reflect and discuss ideas. This year, the conference will be presented both online and for physical attendance by participants in Bristol.
Sally Weintrobe is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), an original member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) and chairs the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Climate Committee. Her current work is on the culture of uncare, a culture that she argues works to sever our felt caring links with the environment and with each other. Sally writes and talks on how to understand what underlies our widespread disavowal of climate crisis. Her new book ‘Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis – Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare’ was published earlier this year. Her recent article ‘Moral injury, the culture of uncare and the climate bubble’ in the Journal of Social Work Practice introduces the themes she will be attending to in her presentation.
Sarah Banks is Co-Director, Centre for Social Justice and Community Action and Professor, Department of Sociology, Durham University, UK. She teaches and researches on professional ethics, community development and participatory action research. She coordinates an international research partnership exploring ethical challenges during Covid-19. The fifth edition of her popular textbook, Ethics and Values in Social Work (London, Red Globe Press, 2021), was recently published.