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 Wednesday night social therapy group to perform their therapy. Group members showed how they work to create an environment where people could get help with their emotional problems.
One woman said she found group very difficult; “I hate it, actually.” “Then why do you keep coming back?” someone asked. “It helps me,” she said. “I’m doing more in my life. And I don’t want to go back to where I was, alone and depressed.”
A popular teacher of the social therapeutic approach, Dr. Polk’s recent ESI Revolutionary Conversation introduced participants to Emotional Growth in Social Therapy.