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Sunday, March 8 • 10:05am - 11:20am
A Curriculum of Healing: Therapy and Education in the Cracks of Capitalism

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Neoliberalism promotes social injustice through hyper-capitalism and relentless advertising (among other things), and social injustice is a form of trauma. Experiencing this trauma (e.g. poverty, discrimination, oppression, etc.) offends our dignity and taxes our spirit to the extent that we are forced into docility as a means for survival. While, indeed, the demise of capitalism seems a distant, if not impossible, dream, we take seriously John Holloway’s (2010) notion of working within the cracks of capitalism as a means for undermining this oppressive force. Because neoliberalism is so traumatizing (and, in fact, thrives on the wounded), we view healing as an essential mode of resistance. Our presentation provides an overview of a curriculum designed for a thirteen-week therapy group to be implemented in a college counseling center during a sixteen-week semester. A major premise of our work is that college students are increasingly relying on counseling services as more and more of the population feels the detrimental effects of neoliberalism.


Sunday March 8, 2015 10:05am - 11:20am PDT