Ryan Tellalian

Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, The New School for Social Research

Ryan Tellalian is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at The New School for Social Research. He holds an MA in Psychology from the same institution, an M.Div. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and a certificate in Armenian Studies from St. Nersess Armenian Seminary. Ryan is a fourth generation Armenian-American, the great-grandson of Genocide victims. His wide range of research interests include the relationship between psychology and theology, positive and existential psychology, forensic psychology, and therapeutic applications of binaural beats. Ryan is currently an extern at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where he runs group therapy sessions, a research clerk at The Forensic Panel, and the technical editor for the quarterly, Social Research.

Participant In:

Trauma and its Aftereffects, Part I: War and Genocide

Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

What does it mean to be a survivor of the traumatic violence of war and genocide, as victim or perpetrator—or descendant of either? What are the implications for the individual and collective conscience of doing violence to others sanctioned by the state or consecrated—or condemned—by one’s culture or that of other cultures?