Dr. Marela Dichupa

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Education

  • Email: dichupa@sfu.ca
  • Phone: 778-782-9617
  • Office: Education Building, Room 8678

Dr. Marela Dichupa recently completed training in somatically oriented psychotherapy. As a result, she is reframing concepts in her earlier work where she builds on the notion of the gaze, conceptualized as an aspect of dialogue that ascribes value on to persons, objects, practices and ideas.

Because the gaze is an undercurrent to surface communication, she considers it one of the tasks of the educator to elicit the countergaze-a moment of insight when the student recognizes the gaze and its action. To extend this work, Dr. Dichupa is investigating the effect of the gaze on somatic experiences of persons.

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