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"...deformation is not a sickness in human beings, but of society"

T.W. Adorno, Minima Moralia

CICSI is a new research initiative of academics and practitioners. It's cross-institutional and independent. Taking inspiration from the early Frankfurt School, its purpose is to study problems with society by conceptualising them in terms of social ills or pathologies; and to provide conceptual tools and a broader evidence base with which to address them. Our approach is interdisciplinary and ecumenical. It is guided by individuals and social movements who are struggling to end oppression, needless suffering, and injustice.  


2nd CICSI Summer School 

What is the role of the social context in distress and how to address it?

taught by a leading experts and practitioners from four countries, working on the social context of mental distress.

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