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Many of us are obsessed with asking why. Sometimes we just need to move on.
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Over 1 million people have already checked out Lois Holzman's provocative new column on Getting out of the "Why?" Trap... It's striking a nerve! (Not even going to ask "why?")
Many of us are obsessed with asking why. Sometimes we just need to move on.
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New film by Ishita Sanyal “Opens the Doors” on mental illness in India http://wp.me/p1GfU7-sO
This report just in from 2008 International Class alumna Ishita Sanyal (second-from-right in photo above). Her new documentary film project, Open the Doors, which she co-directed with Abhishek Ganguli, recently premiered at the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in Kolkata. Special guests on hand for the premiere included American Consul General Helen La Fav; dance artist Alokananda Ray… [ 109 more words. ]
More Atlantic Antic festival photos. Lots of volunteers; 135 community surveys..."How do we want to respond to the controversy surrounding psychiatric diagnosis and the medicalization of emotional problems? Is diagnosis useful? necessary? stigmatizing? And if you could say one thing to policy makers and the American Psychological Association, what would it be?"
Institute & Social Therapy Group staff and volunteers were out at the Atlantic Antic street Festival in Brooklyn yesterday, meeting, greeting and conducting 135 surveys with passersby. "How do we want to respond to the controversy surrounding psychiatric diagnosis and the medicalization of emotional problems? Is diagnosis useful? necessary? stigmatizing? And if you could say one thing to policy makers and the American Psychological Association, what would it be?"
Christine La Cerva is teaching practitioners to INTERRUPT and challenge talk-as-usual....
In my last post, I described the workshop “Therapy Interrupted: Performing Social Therapy” which I led recently with Pal Carlin at the Beyond the Therapeutic State conference in Norway. Workshop pa...
Lobman in Kobe Japan at invitation of Dr. Hiroyuki Imai http://wp.me/p1GfU7-sC
An enthusiastic Performing the World 2012 participant and Institute colleague, Dr. Hiroyuki Imai (professor on the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan) was eager to make a creative match: He sought to bring together Japanese educators working in the tradition of Reflective Practice with Institute and Performing the World colleagues who were advancing a Vygotskian inspired, cultural and improvisational approach to teaching and learning. [ 158 more words. ]
They're laughing (and philosophizing) in Brooklyn! Pictured here are Antioch Baptist Church parishioners at a "Laughing Matters!" workshop organized by Diane Smith and led by Institute faculty Mary Fridley and Marian Rich.
Lobman keynotes education reform conference in Brazil http://wp.me/p1GfU7-sm
Institute pedagogical director Carrie Lobman was a recent keynote speaker at the International Conference on Cultural-Historical Theory and Human Development: Key Issues for School Education, at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Marilia, Brazil, and organized by the University's Association of Marxist Educators. How can socio-cultural theory inform practices that will allow children from poor families to have the tools they need to navigate the world…and to resist and fight against economic oppression? [ 161 more words. ]
“Beyond the Therapeutic State” — Time to Advance an Alternative Therapies Movement http://wp.me/p1GfU7-s4
How do we bring together critique (of traditional psychologies) and (innovative, non-diagnostic) practice? That question is being asked more and more frequently and urgently the world over. About 200 psychologists, researchers and therapists… [ 405 more words. ]
Another International Class collaboration: Celiane Carmargo-Borges and Peter Nsubuga http://wp.me/p1GfU7-rX
This report just in from International Class (2008-9) alumna Celiane Camargo-Borges, recounting her recent trip to Uganda to volunteer with Hope for Youth Uganda, founded by fellow International Class colleague Peter Nsubuga. Celiane, a Brazilian… [ 470 more words. ]
More from Harlem Week -- and back on the streets again this year with a crew of staff and volunteers and a community survey on the controversy surrounding psychiatric diagnosis and the medicalization of emotional problems. Is diagnosis useful? necessary? stigmatizing? Do we need therapeutic alternatives? And what does the community have to say to the American Psychiatric Association and the authors of the diagnostic manuals?
International Class (2008-9) alumna Celiane Camargo-Borges (originally from Brazil), recently traveled to Uganda to volunteer with Hope for Youth Uganda, alongside founder and fellow International Class (2008-9) alumnus Peter Nsubuga. Celiane says..."We wanted to generate stories that could also portray the beauty of Uganda and empower its people."
Harlem Week -- and back on the streets again this year with a crew of staff and volunteers and a community survey on the controversy surrounding psychiatric diagnosis and the medicalization of emotional problems. Is diagnosis useful? ....necessary?....stigmatizing? What about therapeutic alternatives -- what do we need? What does the community have to say to the American Psychiatric Association and the authors of the diagnostic manuals?
"How do we deal with despair...How do we handle the latest horror human beings have inflicted upon each other?" asks Lois Holzman in a new post on Psychology Today...
Rx for an insane, critical world: being other than critical by "creating independent (anti-)institutions that support people to themselves create independent (anti-)institutions that help them develop, meet their needs and create new needs."
I few months ago I was invited to write a chapter for a book being published on the topic of critical psychotherapy, counseling and psychoanalysis. I’ve begun working on it this week and am at that early stage in writing (for me) where something is emerging, but I don’t know what. The editors of the…
Performing the World International Organizing Cttee Raises Funds to Bring Activists to NYC http://wp.me/p1GfU7-rS
The Performing the World 2014 International Organizing Committee has been doing a great job publicizing the October 10-12 conference. This month they took on a new task—raising travel funds for participants. They’re especially focused on those… [ 153 more words. ]
Want to help put performance activists from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Canada & US on a plane to NYC to attend Performing the World? Kick-in something toward their travel.... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-connect-creative-activists
Help us bring together 450+ creative activists from 35+ countries for "Performing The World" and support our effort to make the world a better place
Developments in Ciudad Juárez http://wp.me/p1GfU7-rG
International Class alums Miguel Cortes, Jorge Burciaga and Institute colleague Mariana Soledad Loya Parra report on developments at El Centro Fred Newman Para la Terapia Social — the independent therapy and community center they’ve built… [ 391 more words. ]
On the spectrum of photos that chronicle events vs. photos that are artful, Cathy Stewart's photos are definitely artful. And that's what she likes to teach: how to see an photograph more artfully. She'll be leading an Institute workshop on Sat, July 26.
"Is Psychology Missing the Play Revolution?" That's Lois Holzman's question in her latest post on Psychology Today....
It was Graduation Day today at the Institute on this summer solstice. Greetings from Lois Holzman, Carrie Lobman and Christine Helm for the 8 graduates of The International Class and the 5 graduates of the 20-week Social Therapeutics online program. Poetry, camaraderie, and passion for helping the world grow, was the order of the day.....
Therapists need to develop! And they were developing, for sure, last night, as Christine LaCerva led a public performance of a therapist supervision with six therapists she's currently working with.....Pictured here, Vickie Fossella, Monica Marangon, Ian Johnson, Diane Smith Steven Hart, Warren Liebesman.