The Institute and Social Therapy Group were out with 12 volunteers talking to strollers at the Harlem Week street fair and conducting a community poll on people’s attitudes toward psychiatric diagnosis and labeling. Gwen Lowenheim (pictured above l. with volunteer Vicky Archer
The Human Cost of Diagnosis forum brought together Columbia University’s Gil Eyal, the Institute’s Lois Holzman, and Social Therapy Group director Christine LaCerva at NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall. The audience of 100+ therapists, educators, parents and others were treated to thr
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?
In a recent post on LoisHolzman.org, Lois invites a deeper dive into the current controversy surrounding DSM-5 — a swelling debate that exposes some of the underlying problems with the theory and practice of psychology…. What assumptions must people be making— about person