About the Psychologists for Social Responsibility Organization
With a doctorate in psychology and a master’s degree in psychology and education from Coastal Carolina University, Robert Fettgather is an associate faculty at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. Alongside work, Robert Fettgather is a member of career-leaning organizations, including the Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) organization.
Established in 1982, PsySR, an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, aims to advance peace and social justice through the ethical application of knowledge, practice, and research in psychology. The group works across the board, engaging a diverse cultural and disciplinary approach in addressing racial, economic, and gender-based injustices and oppression.
Though initially created to use psychological knowledge to reduce the threat of nuclear war during the Cold War, the organization has established new initiatives over the years. This is with a commitment to well-being, mutual understanding, collaborative partnerships, and universal human rights that contribute to peace with justice and an environmentally sound world.
One of the notable organization’s initiatives to achieve its mission is the PsySR Asylum Project. The program offers a forum where individual psychology practitioners can seek advice on the psychological evaluation of political asylum seekers and access resources and knowledge on international immigration laws and conflict and political violence contexts. This helps them disseminate their services more efficiently while preventing burnout from working with traumatized individuals.