The Tao of K-drama: Reflections on Displacement, Trauma, and Recovery - Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, HON AIA, DLFAPA (Live)

February 23, 2024


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This presentation will focus on South Korean television series known as “K-drama,” a genre that tells stories in 16-20 one-hour episodes. The stories focus on individuals in crisis, who resolve their issues in several steps that lead to a deeper engagement with their friends and family. This “team” then is able to tackle larger problems of the society. This optimistic drama form offers insight, drawn from the syncretic philosophical and religious traditions of Korea, into the recovery of individuals and groups, from an array of traumas and social upheavals. Implications for cross-cultural understanding and considerations for US mental health systems will be discussed.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the genre of K-drama
  • Explain the concept of “enlightenment” that appears in K-drama
  • Describe the construction of the social collective in K-drama
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02/23/2024 - 6:30pm EST
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02/23/2024 - 8:00pm EST

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at The New School. Since 1986, she has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities with a special interest in the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health. She has published over 100 scientific papers and eight books. Among her books are the highly-regarded Urban Restoration Trilogy, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities , and Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All. She holds two honorary doctorates and is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

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