Social therapy in the news:
“It evokes your emotions” Brooklyn Business Trends
by Tim Ronaldson
Christine LaCerva believes that you can often learn the most about yourself from people who are the least like you. Using that as a sort of motto, LaCerva, as the director of the Social Therapy Group, helps people from all walks improve their lives. And as the practice of social therapy continues to grow and evolve, the company is providing help catered to business professionals. Read more...
“A Performance to Become Who We Are Not”
Spirituality and Health
by Betsy Robinson
What if you aren't good at relationships, a “group person,” a joiner, a team player? What if group activity connotes strain or anxiety that you'd rather avoid? Maybe you have even convinced yourself that you could realize God by sitting alone on a mountain top, meditating. And it was a rude awakening to find that it is the friction of relationship that leads to God. So now you're really stuck, unable to believe in the path of isolation and clueless about how to cope in life's communities. Where do you go for help?... Read more...
“Help! My Child Has No Friends” Brooklyn Parent
by Christine LaCerva
What do you do when your child is having difficulty making friends? How do you help when she comes home, crying, after being told by classmates that there's no room at the lunch table? How do you handle it when he is teased about wearing the wrong kind of sneakers, or her new computer game is taken out of her backpack when she is not looking, or — worse case scenario — he is cornered in the schoolyard?... Read more...
“Therapy for Everyone” Psych Out Newsletter
by Lois Holzman
Lois Holzman, director of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, offers a brief history of Social Therapy: “The East Side Institute’s roots go back to the 1960s, when so many people were creating alternatives to how psychology, education, culture and politics were done. When all that activity died down, among the people who kept on were the founders of the Institute. In the late 1970s, they set out to create a new kind of learning community, not so much a ‘think tank’ as a ‘do tank,’ a community experiment in human beings creating new ways of being and living together...” Read more...
“New York Play Uses Therapy, Real Life to Entertain” Reuters America
by Christine Kearny
A social therapist plays herself in the “This is Your Ridiculous Life” improv comedy show. "Think you need a therapist? How about one who takes your life and puts it on stage in front of a New York theatre audience?..." Read more...