Positive Living in Difficult Times

Featured Member: Maheswar Satpathy (aka Kinnari Maheswari)

Maheswar Satpathy

Posted Jul 6, 2019

I am an emerging scholar engaged with planetary health and well-being (global health, mental health), trans-disciplinary gender & sexuality studies, and critical development studies focused on politics and ethics of social justice, and aim to nurture peace and harmony.

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Featured Member: Gökmen Arslan

Gökmen Arslan

Posted Jul 6, 2019

I am a researcher in the field of counseling psychology, with a core interest in children and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

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Is Personal Responsibility a Sort of Radical Individualism?

Dan Jordan

Posted Jul 6, 2019

When I read Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, I wrestle with the idea that an individual is solely responsible for his or her life, a sort of radical individualism: “You are the only one responsible for the success or failure in your life” (Cohen, 2017, April 8), which seems to neglect the influence of positive relationships and of chance.

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Treating Comorbid Addiction and Trauma

Geoffrey Thompson

Posted Jul 6, 2019

As the public becomes more aware of the impact of trauma and addiction, therapists are feeling an urgency to find better ways to help those suffering from both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder.

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Building a Safer Community for Suicidal Teens

Chieh Hsu

Posted Jul 6, 2019

The first time parents laid eyes on their newborn child, they probably pictured various milestones: first steps, first day of school, college graduation, and, perhaps, a big wedding. What may have never occurred to them is that, as their child grows, he or she may be at risk of suicide. Shocking news to most parents, […]

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Trauma and Meaning

Geoff Thompson

Posted Jul 6, 2019

A remarkable amount of writing and research has been done since the early 1990s on psychological trauma—its etiology, biopsychological effects, and forms of therapy. Because this intense focus on trauma is relatively new, it isn’t a surprise that we don’t yet have a generally agreed upon framework to guide our understanding of what trauma is […]

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Tragic Optimism: A Roadmap for Trauma Treatment

Mega M. Leung

Posted Jul 6, 2019

From personal tragedies, such as accidents, illnesses, deaths, and relationship violence, to larger scale catastrophes, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, communal crimes, and violence, psychological traumas and losses could befall anyone in unpredictable ways. Yet most of us assume that whatever we encounter tomorrow will more or less be consistent with what we’ve encountered […]

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Featured Member: Claude-Hélène Mayer

Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Claude-Hélène Mayer (Dr. disc. pol. habil., PhD, PhD, MA hist-phil, MSc) is a Full Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Adjunct Professor (PD) at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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Featured Member: Elisabeth Vanderheiden

Elisabeth Vanderheiden

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Elisabeth Vanderheiden is a pedagogue, theologian, intercultural mediator, managing director of the Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate, and the federal chairwoman of the Catholic Adult Education of Germany.

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