Documentarian Jan Haaken

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Thu, 04/14/2022 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Filmmaker and clinical psychologist Jan Haaken talks about her documentaries on climate change resistors with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Community Radio.
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Filmmaker and clinical psychologist Jan Haaken talks about her documentaries on climate change resistors with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Community Radio.
Filmmaker and clinical psychologist Jan Haaken talks about her documentaries on climate change resistors with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Community Radio.
Psychologist turned filmmaker Jan Haaken talks about her forays into endangered habitats, war zones, and hospitals for the criminally insane

 

Jan Haaken is a clinical psychologist who also happens to be an author and documentary filmmaker.  Her films include Guilty Except for Insanity, a look behind the walls of a hospital for the criminally insane; Mind Zone, a portrait of therapists with the 113th Army Combat Stress detachment, and Necessity, a study of climate resisters as they grapple with community building, direct action, and an adversarial legal system.

Jan is also an author whose books include Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling and Psychiatry, Politics, and PTSD.  She sat down with S.W. Conser to talk about the tightrope she walks as both a practitioner and a critic within the world of clinical psychology.

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