Beginning in March, the Institute will offer its first Revolutionary Conversation en Español. Led by youth worker, family therapist, and teacher educator, Miguel Eduardo Cortés Vázquez the five-week online conversation — Terapia Social en Latinoamérica — will introduce participants to how social therapeutics is being used in communities from Juarez to São Paulo. READ MORE
Miguel Cortés — a 2008 graduate of the International Class — is an educator, community psychologist and social therapist based in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He is a staff member with the Centro de Asesoría y Promoción Juvenil A.C. (CASA), and a member of a network of organizations promoting afterschool activities across the city. He is also an instructor of community education at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez. In 2009, Miguel founded El Centro Fred Newman para la Terapia Social, an independent community therapy clinic, where he has a growing group practice. His research focus includes Vygotsky and Freire, pedagogy and politics, and a social therapeutic approach to group work with young people.