Social Therapy Group director Christine LaCerva and Institute pedagogy director and Rutgers U. associate professor Carrie Lobman will present at the third annual Psychology and the Other conference at Lesley University next month. The event is expected to draw several hundred mostly psychodynamically oriented psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, social workers, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians and grad students to advance the conversation on the Other.
LaCerva will lead (and perform at) a featured symposium, Therapy Interrupted: Performing Social Therapy; and Lobman will deliver a featured address, Social Therapeutics: A Performance Approach to Human Development and Learning. Sheila McNamee (Taos Institute and U. of New Hampshire) will serve as a discussant for Lobman’s session.
Psychology and the Other describes itself as an international consortium of individuals, institutes and universities that “creates venues to enrich conversations at the intersections of philosophy, psychology and theological/religious studies,” and thereby counter what Eric Fromm identified as the artificial separation of psychology from philosophy and religious traditions. They particularly emphasize scholarship around the notion of the ‘Other.'”