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What is 'Social Therapeutics?' | April 23

Mon, April 23, 2018

through Thurs, May 24, 2018

Introducing a Postmodern, Performatory Approach to Human Development & Its Community Stages

An online seminar w/ Carrie Lobman & Melissa Meyer

Date: Monday, April 23 - Thursday, May 24
Registration: $125; $85 Student/Retired/Low Income
*Conversation is asynchronous -- participants are in different time zones and read/post messages on their own schedule.
Facilitators: Carrie Lobman, Melissa Meyer

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Join Carrie Lobman and Melissa Meyer for an introduction to the methodology of social therapeutics, a postmodern, performatory approach to human and community development and learning. As you explore social therapeutics in the course of this online conversation, you will be introduced to some of its community stages in psychotherapy, education, after-school youth programs and the workplace.  Seminal readings and videos will help bring to life the diverse practice of social therapeutics.


Carrie Lobman,  Ed.D. is associate professor and chair of the department of Learning and Teaching at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, the director of Revolutionary Conversations at the East Side Institute and a member of the All Stars Project Board of Directors. Her research examines the relationship between play, performance, learning and development for people of all ages and the importance of outside of school programs for providing young people with developmental experiences. She is a trained social therapist and a core faculty member in the Institute's international training programs. Carrie is co-author of Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisation across the K-8 Curriculum, and co-editor of Play and Culture Series Volume 11: Play and Performance. She received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the past president of The Association for the Study of Play.
Melissa Meyer is a trained social therapist, the Institute's international training & programs coordinator and the sales director for Performing the World.

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