Tag: Adolescents


Existential Roundup

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A synagogue burning on Kristallnacht, 1938. Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. Anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe again, and it is reaching levels that parallel to 1930’s Europe. The reasons may… Read more »

Existential Roundup

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Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. My daughter came to me in tears yesterday. She related to me how a little girl in her class made her feel bad because she didn’t wear clothes… Read more »

Not drugs, not parents, not rigid rules – evidence shows there’s no substitute for self-knowledge and a sense of purpose

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We call them “helicopter parents,” “tiger moms,” “hoverers,” … we say they’re over-involved.  But for modern parents of means, the impulse to do anything to protect and advance their children is irresistible.  And … come on … who can’t sympathize with that? The result, however, has been a seismic shift in the acceptable handling of… Read more »

Whatês In A Name?

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Florida State Seminoles helmet and ball. For nearly two decades of my professional life, I worked with junior and senior high school age youth. Of all the different duties related to this work, my favorite task was training peer counselors. The individuals chosen to be peer counselors were kids passionate about helping others. They took… Read more »

Helping Young Adults Examine Existential Questions Through Literature: The Tragedy Paper

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Elizabeth LeBan. Photo by John Creveling. As parents, grandparents, teachers, and therapists, we may find ourselves asking what the best way is to approach “existential questions” with young people? What is the best way for us to get a glimpse of the “existential dilemmas” they face in their young lives? How can we learn the… Read more »