EP05 Point/Counterpoint 07 - Helping to Make a World that Works: The Social Artist as Cultural Therapist - Jean Houston, PhD; Mary Catherine Bateson, PhD
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Worldwide, societies are crying for assistance in the transformation of their citizens, organizations and institutions. The social artist as cultural therapist offers a new paradigm of sustainable human development, one that supports human development in its most primary form: the development of capacities, skills and potentials that activate the individual and groups in ways that enhance their societal choices and commitments, liberates their inventiveness and raises levels of esteem and cooperation essential to carrying out the goals of making a better world.
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Jean Houston, Ph.D in Psychology, is the author of over 30 books in the fields of human and social development. As a consultant to UN programs and other international agencies she has worked in some 109 countries, and continues to advise globally in social artistry (human development in the light of social challenge and change). Jean is also Chancellor of Meridian University, Co-Founder of Rising Women, Rising World.
Writer, cultural anthropologist, daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. She was recently Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been the Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. Dr. Bateson has written and coauthored many books and articles, lectures across the country and abroad, and is President of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City.