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Critical Theory and Liberation Psychology

Date: May 12 2012 - July 7 2012 Location: Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 115

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Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 115

This seminar reviews primary approaches in critical social theory that inspired the emergence of European and North American critical psychologies and Latin American liberation psychology, for example, Western Marxism, feminism, critical hermeneutics and poststructuralism.

These approaches led to arguments within psychology aiming to correct for mainstream scientific psychology’s individualism, sexism, essentialism, reductionism, and ideological collusion with the status quo. After reviewing these critiques, the seminar will address implications for rethinking psychosocial practices in the human services and community development.

Course details

Dates:  Saturdays, May 12 and July 7, 2012

Time: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Tod Sloan, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 590, 1 semester hour, $773

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

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About the Instructor

Tod Sloan, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.  He has studied how individual lives connect with social realities, and is especially interested in finding ways to support people who want to make a difference in their schools and communities.  He is the author of Life Choices: Understanding Dilemmas and Decisions.  Before coming to Lewis & Clark, Tod served as national co-coordinator of Psychologists for Social Responsibility.  

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