Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

  Guest Blogger Dr Cindy Brooks Dollar writes... What might our world – not just our courts – look like if we committed to practicing the components of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)?  Can we extend TJ’s principles beyond its intended legal context and into all of our social interactions?  Given TJ’s interdisciplinary foundation, it seems plausible to … Continue reading Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Growing the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community: How to share your work

“Therapeutic jurisprudence” is a mouthful, yes? But let’s think about it: How much better would our laws and legal systems be if they were designed mainly to encourage psychologically healthy outcomes? If you understand the significance of this question, then you now comprehend the essence of therapeutic jurisprudence and why it’s so important.  David Yamada … Continue reading Growing the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community: How to share your work

On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)

Professor David Yamada writes... At a recent therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) workshop hosted by Professor Carol Zeiner and the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, I urged us all to be “responsibly bold” in our research and advocacy for legal and policy change. The term resonated with a number of workshop participants, and … Continue reading On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)

Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence's website has gone public and you can now join as a member. Regular membership is $25, and student memberships are free. By joining the ISTJ, you will be able to: Participate and share your profile in the members-only TJ Forum; Join ISTJ chapters and interest groups; Submit your work for … Continue reading Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

Three Kinds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (and One Kind of Not-TJ)

Guest blogger Professor Emeritus of Law Michael Perlin writes... I am now home from a magical time in Prague (what a city!), having attended the biennial International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress. I have missed only once since 1992, and this was, I thought, the best of all. Most days, I attended sessions … Continue reading Three Kinds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (and One Kind of Not-TJ)