On April 17, as part of Antioch’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Department hosted its first event for the Roger Peterson Clinical Psychology Distinguished Speaker Series. Kenneth J. Gergen, PhD, presented Losing Our Minds and Saving the World.
Dr. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor in Psychology at Swarthmore College, and the President of the Board of the Taos Institute. He is also the Associate Editor of Theory and Psychology, a position in which he has also served for the American Psychologist. He is internationally known for his contributions to social constructionist theory, technology and cultural change, the self, therapy, and relational practices. Among his most notable books are Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge, Realities and Relationships, The Saturated Self, An Invitation to Social Construction, and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community. Dr. Gergen has received numerous awards for his work, including honorary degrees in both the U.S. and Europe.