Social Therapy and Family Play

  • Christine LaCerva
Part of the Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development book series (PPLD)


I have been a practicing social therapist for 35 years and director of the Social Therapy Group, a community-based psychotherapy center in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I am also the lead clinical trainer at the East Side Institute in New York City, which offers postgraduate training in social therapy. My group practice (a rather large one) includes clients from ages 4 to 84. They come from a broad cross section of diverse communities across New York and from all walks of life. Before becoming a therapist, I was a dancer, performer, teacher of the deaf, and, for several years, the director of an experimental Vygotskian school in Harlem.


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  • Christine LaCerva
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  1. 1.The Social Therapy GroupBrooklynUSA

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