Tag: Psychotherapy

Digital exclusions: mental health and digital life by Dörte Bemme

Dörte Bemme , September 16th, 2021

We are closing our series with a podcast that turns to the absences and missing voices emerging alongside Digital Psy; the lifeworlds&…


Mapping Algorithmic Assumptions: Reflections from a Society for Psychological Anthropology roundtable by Alexa Hagerty

Alexa Hagerty , September 13th, 2021

Fritz Kahn, Der Mensch als Industriepalast, 1926. Detail. Image in public domain Introduction: surveil, classify and predict by Alexa Hagerty and Livia Garofalo The works distilled by the…


Mediated Intimacies: Teletherapy and the Changing Face of American Mental Healthcare by Rebecca J. Lester

Rebecca J. Lester , June 23rd, 2021

“Hello?  Hello? Can you hear me?”  “I can, but your head is cut off.  I just see your neck.  Can you hear me?” “Yeah, yeah, I hear you. &nb…


Craving to be heard but not seen – Chatbots, care and the encoded global psyche by Claudia Lang

Claudia Lang , April 13th, 2021

Mounica Tata, Doodleodrama.  “How are you today?” Wysa starts the conversation.  “Not well,” I reply.  “Sounds like today didn’t go well. I’m here for you. Describe how you’re…


Book Forum: Reflections on Li Zhang’s Anxious China by Priscilla Song

Priscilla Song , March 15th, 2021

This book forum brings together eight anthropologists to discuss Li Zhang’s Anxious China: Inner Revolution and Politics of Psychotherapy (University of California Press 2020). Zhang examine…


Corpses in the street, psychologist on the phone: Telepsychology, neoliberalism and Covid-19 in Ecuador by Manuel Capella

Manuel Capella , December 15th, 2020

Pavel Égüez, “Cuarentena (Quarantine)” (2020), Oil paint on cardboard. In March 2020, the health and funerary system collapsed in Guayaquil. The largest city in Ecuador was one of…


The Third Choice: Suicide Hotlines, Psychiatry, and the Police by Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin , November 2nd, 2020

With Covid-19 showing no sign of abating, mental health care (from ongoing therapy to helplines) continues to be an important site of treatment for many Americans. While traditional…


Tracking Digital Psy: Mental Health and Technology in an Age of Disruption by Dörte Bemme

Dörte Bemme , August 28th, 2020

Laurie Frick, “Mood + Quantify” (2011-13), Lasercut paper, wood, blocks, laminate. Covid-19 and the associated social distancing orders have normalized and accelerated the use of digi…


Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Tomas Matza

Rose Deller , November 1st, 2018

In Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia, Thomas Matza offers an ethnographic account that explores the rise of psychotherapy in post-socialist Russia. Through in…

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Agitated children, turbulent trajectories: Towards a comparison between Europe and South America – a workshop report by Álvaro Jiménez Molina

Álvaro Jiménez Molina , May 21st, 2018

This article describes the main discussions and contributions of the first workshop of the International Research Network on Disruptive Behaviours. The workshop was held at the “Centre for…