Category Archives: Fred Newman

Developments in Ciudad Juárez

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 over the last five years in Juárez … Continue reading

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Developmentalists take the stage at American Educational Research Association

Some 14,000 educators flocked to Philadelphia for meetings of the American Educational Research Association — among them several hundred Vygotskians — members of the Cultural Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG), who staged some of the more innovative presentations under the … Continue reading

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Summer Interns explore social therapeutics

For another productive summer, the East Side Institute and Social Therapy Group welcomed a cosmopolitan class of summer interns, representing a variety of cultural backgrounds and coming from colleges in the Bronx, Massachusetts, Louisiana, the UK and Spain. Over the course the six … Continue reading

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Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist is a Classic (edition)

Twenty years after its debut, Fred Newman’s and Lois Holzman’s 1993 title, Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist, has been published by Psychology Press as a Classic Edition – i.e., among a series of psychology texts designed to present “fundamental ideas to a new generation.” The … Continue reading

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Ctty Meeting & Fundraiser caps spring fundraising drive

The Institute celebrated an annual rite of spring with its 6th annual Community Meeting and Fundraiser.   The festive gathering — a hallmark of the Institute’s financial independence — brought together 75+ shareholders and friends along with new colleagues and supporters.  The fundraising event … Continue reading

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Murilo Dos Santos Moscheta: Advancing an aesthetic approach to human development

Brazilian psychologist and International Class (2010) alumnus Murilo Dos Santos Moscheta recently published an article entitled, Performance and Identity:  Notes for an Aesthetic/Relational Appraisal of Development, which appears in the Brazilian journal Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica (NPS), out of Rio de Janeiro. Dos Santos … Continue reading

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Now a Classic: Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist

  Twenty years after its original publication, Fred Newman and Lois Holzman’s Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist will be re-published this coming August  as a Routledge Psychology Press, Classic Edition. The book, which was translated into Portuguese in 2002, presents Vygotsky as a brilliant Marxist methodologist unique … Continue reading

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Otto Award Winner Hector Aristizábal explores therapeutic power of performance

Lois Holzman greeted 2012 Otto Award winner Hector Aristizábal at a reception for the honorees at the Castillo Theatre (above).  Aristizábal, a Colombian psychologist and founder of Los Angeles-based ImaginAction, uses performance and theatre games to help people deal with trauma. In accepting his award, he shared with the … Continue reading

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“Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice,” alternatives to medical psychiatry

Andy Lock and Tom Strong’s new book, Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice is hot off the presses. It includes a chapter by Lois Holzman and Fred Newman, Activity and performance (and their discourses) in social therapeutic method. Other featured authors include: Kenneth J. … Continue reading

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Newman’s “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” takes the spotlight at play-reading marathon

A cast of about 20 performers from the Social Therapy Group and the East Side Institute took to the Castillo Theatre stage over the weekend to perform a reading of Fred Newman’s Life Upon the Wicked Stage — which was first presented … Continue reading

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Holzman: DSM Is a Hoax

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 … Continue reading

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Jackie Salit: “Independents believe this is supposed to be a democracy…”

Why are more and more Americans declaring themselves ‘independent?’   Who are the independents, and  what do they stand for? What does it mean to be a member of an anti-party? How do we transform a political culture which assumes that … Continue reading

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Lois Holzman, Fred Newman and the Practice of Method (in China)

Lois Holzman returned from China, after speaking at the Third International Conference on Contemporary Capitalism Studies in Hangzhou and conducting a postgraduate seminar at Nanjing University with students in the Dept. of Philosophy and Center for Studies of Marxist Social … Continue reading

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Miguel E. Cortés Vazquez to present at Tijuana conference on therapeutic work

2007-8 International Class alumnus, Miguel E. Cortés Vazquez, will present on his work at the Fred Newman Center for Social Therapy in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, at a conference on Community Praxis in Tijuana in October. The title of his presentation is La Terapia Social … Continue reading

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NY Times Obituary: “Fred Newman, 76, Writer and Postmodern Marxist”

The New York Times ran its obituary of Institute co-founder Fred Newman today, Sunday, July 10. It begins: “Fred Newman’s influential role in New York life and politics defied easy description….”  It presents a chronicle of Newman’s life and his impact … Continue reading

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