What is ‘Social Therapeutics’?
Introducing a Postmodern, Performatory Approach to Human Development & Its Community Stages
An online seminar
with Carrie Lobman & Melissa Meyer
*Conversation is asynchronous and participants are in different time zones reading and posting messages according to their own schedule.
Carrie Lobman, Ed.D. is associate professor and chair of the department of Learning and Teaching at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education and the director of Revolutionary Conversations at the East Side Institute. Carrie is a sociocultural scholar and play movement leader. She facilitates the Institute’s “Play, Development and Social Justice” webinar series and co-leads, with director Lois Holzman, its flagship program the International Class. She serves as a mentor to emerging performance activists around the world and is on the board of directors of the All Stars Project, a national leader in after school development. Carrie is the author or editor of three books: Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisation across the K-8 Curriculum, Big Ideas and Revolutionary Activity: Selected Essays, Talks and Articles by Lois Holzman and Performance and Play: Play and Culture Series, Volume 11. She has authored dozens of articles. She received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a past president of The Association for the Study of Play and the Cultural Historical Activity Theory SIG of the American Educational Research Association.
Melissa Meyer is a trained social therapist and the associate director at the East Side Institute. Melissa is also the sales director for Performing the World, a biannual gathering that takes place in New York City exploring performance as a method to help communities grow and create positive social change. She is co-leader with founder Barbara Silverman of Developing Across Borders, a weekly virtual development group with people from all over the world.