Time: September 30, 2011 at 6pm to June 18, 2012 at 7pm
Location: East Side Institute
Street: 920 Broadway, 14th Floor
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://www.eastsideinstitute.…
Phone: 212.941.8906, ext 304
Event Type: training
Organized By: Melissa Meyer
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011
"The activity based-theory, the performative approach, and the emphasis in community building are the key elements of a psychology that blurs the distinctions between clinic, politics and the arts."
--Murilo Moscheta, psychologist and therapist, Brazil
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THIS PSYCHOLOGY
APPLY NOW FOR 2011-2012
The International Class
of the East Side Institute for Group
and Short Term Psychotherapy
A Global Learning Community
Since 2004, more than 60 community and university based practitioners from across the US and 16 other countries have enrolled in The International Class of the East Side Institute.
Among them are psychologists from India, Brazil and Denmark; applied theatre practitioners from Kenya and Canada; educators, scientists and doctors from Pakistan, Serbia and the United States; community organizers from Uganda and Taiwan; psychotherapists from South Africa and Argentina; and youth workers from Nicaragua and Mexico.
Coming from different places and professions, they share a desire to change the world-and an eagerness to take advantage of the unique opportunity The International Class offers them to create a global support network, to engage the philosophical, political and psychological issues of their practice, and to study and train as developmentalists with the creators of social therapeutic methodology.
A Zone of Development
The International Class is a course of study in postmodern and activity-theoretic approaches to human development and learning. Emphasis is on social therapeutics, a methodology utilized in diverse mental health, educational, youth development and community organizing settings in the US and internationally. A recognized approach within both the postmodern and the cultural-historical activity theory movements in psychology, psychotherapy, education and community and organizational development, social therapeutics is a philosophically informed, practically oriented method in which human beings are related to as creators of their culture and ensemble performers of their lives.
"Being part of a group that is intelligent, talented, diverse and committed to making a difference in their own parts of the world has revolutionized my work, my personal growth, and my way of relating with others. Introducing performance to our after school programs with kids, our work with youth groups, and our broader community work has opened new possibilities for the growth of everyone.
Miguel Cortez, youth worker and psychotherapist, CASA, Juarez Mexico.
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