Seeking papers for a series on The Future of Existential Psychology
The American Psychiatric Association approved final revisions to the DSM-5 this past weekend, threatening to turn every aspect of human life into a form of “mental illness.”
Now more than ever, Existential Psychology needs to forge its path through the diagnostic morass that mainstream psychology has become to provide a truly human, truly healing alternative to the individual, unique people who come to see us each week.
Starting in January 2013, Saybrook University’s website on existential psychology, The New Existentialists, will commence an original series entitled “The Future of Existential Psychology,” in part as an answer to the state of mainstream psychology today and also to explain what we stand for.
This series will appear every Thursday and will feature contributors including some of the most known and respected practitioners in the field of existential psychology around the world – as well as some who are just beginning their careers and are writing about what they want to see ahead as part of their future.
The New Existentialists began in the spring of 2011, and now publishes five days a week, 52 weeks a year. We have over 4,000 unique visitors to the site each month, and that number is growing. We also maintain and are growing a library of academic papers on existential psychology, and many of our blog posts provoke engaging dialogue through our comments section. Additionally, our posts have now themselves been cited in academic and published or soon-to-be published works.
We are still accepting contributions for the series as well. Contributions for the series, as with all contributions for the blog, should be 600-1200 words in length, with an absolute maximum of 1500 words. There are no limitations as to topic as long as contributors link the post to the future of existential psychology or an aspect thereof. Citations should be in APA format wherever possible and links to other web pages should be included. Reference lists, in APA format as much as possible, should be included at the end of the article. However, the posts should not be dry, academic formal writing, but rather written in an engaging conversational style, with references, but jargon-free.
You may direct any questions about the series or send your submissions directly to Sarah A. Kass, PhD, the Managing Editor of The New Existentialists at SarahAnn29uk@aol.com.