On Friday, June 8, the Institute will host a conversation with Columbia University sociologist Gil Eyal, developmental psychologist Lois Holzman and social therapist Christine LaCerva , to address the Human Cost of Diagnosis. What are the history, politics and economics of diagnoses?
The Social Therapy Group hosted an Open House at its community center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Thirty people attended, including members of the Students and Professionals in Mental Health Meetup. By way of introduction, Institute faculty member Hugh Polk, M.D., asked members of his
Arizona State University professor and researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore challenges proposed changes to the “bereavement exclusion,” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which establishes the (normal) amount of time you’re allowed to g
Lois Holzman will travel to Denmark and Sweden this week to lead a series of workshops and talks organized by colleagues in the Performing the World Community. In Copenhagen, psychologist Esben Wilstrup, a 2009 graduate of the Institute’s International Class, has organized a workshop
Lois Holzman comes out swinging in her latest post, There’s No Science in the DSM, citing the growing controversy surrounding proposed diagnostic changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — a debate that has grabbed the attention of The New York Times and other majo
See Lois Holzman’s latest post on the growing controversy surrounding the proposed 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) — “the diagnostic bible for mental health professionals the world over—and a cash cow for the American
In December, the Institute will host two visiting scholars — Igor and Olga Shiyan, who will present on their research on children’s dialectical thinking—and contemporary Vygotskian-inspired work in the US and Russia. They will be in the US to complete a 15-year research and teac
Institute faculty, Mary Fridley, attended one of the many events around the city that commemorated 9-11. This one was hosted by NPR’s Krista Tippett and entitled, “Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward Ten Years After.” Panelists included The New Yorker̵
The Social Therapy Group‘s, Community Therapist blog features a new piece by medical director Hugh Polk, M.D., writing on his experiences in doing therapy with men and the emotional prison that many live in…. Men are socialized in our culture to keep their feelings hidden.
Institute faculty, Susan Massad, M.D., comments on David J. Bearison‘s, When Treatment Fails: How medicine cares for dying children. Bearison has a great deal of insight into how messy and non-rule governed end-of-life decisions are….I couldn’t agree more with him th