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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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Point/Counterpoint Sessions |  Multicultural |  Community |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
Jean Houston, PhD |  Mary Catherine Bateson, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2005
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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.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe two ways to effect cultural change.
  2. To name three ways a cultural therapist can help make a better world. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



Jean Houston, PhD's Profile

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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.

Mary Catherine Bateson, PhD's Profile

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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.