Posts tagged with the category Zheng Liren
Journeying Home: In Search of Identity
I have recently completed a six-day short trip back to my late grandfather's village in Shantou, China. It was a trip that began in an almost touristy way: landing at the airport, checking in, and marvelling at the comforts of the hotel, having a feast of a dinner for the price of a smaller meal back home. My extended relatives, whom I have...
The Future of Existential Psychology: Existential Practice in Singapore
A brief introduction about myself
I am a social worker from Singapore—a young one. My career in this field is barely five years old. Prior to my current work as a school guidance counselor, I have previously worked in community-based family services and mental health services.
The mental health services field in Singapore
I have recently encountered two deaths: one of a nanny who cared for me as a child from the age of 7 to 10, and an uncle from my church who I had interviewed last year in the production of a video meant as a remembrance of their lives and their strength in overcoming many curveballs.
My nanny had always been known as “Ninth-floor auntie” as she...
When Many Men Pass One Way
I took the road less traveled, and it made all the difference. - Robert Frost
At the 2nd International Conference on Existential Psychology held in Shanghai in May, Xuefu Wang presented a keynote address on Lu Xun and the Iron House, providing a quick glimpse into an indigenous Chinese model of existential psychology and psychotherapy...