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Regulating Existential Feelings: The Challenge of Meaning Making

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The ACAP Industry and Alumni team is pleased to have Kevin Keith PhD present our next professional development session in Sydney and online via Zoom.

Regulating Existential Feelings: The Challenge of Meaning Making

Date: TMonday 6th July 2020
Times: 5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration & Refreshments
6.00pm to 8.30pm Presentation
Location: Level 12, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Booking Fee: On Campus - $20*, Zoom - free

Presentation Overview:

The early 21st Century is presenting monumental challenges to both leaders and everyday people. Global threats of climate change, mounting numbers of refugees, declines in civility and respect for democracy and accelerating inequality, to name only a few! Such matters may feel ‘all too big’ to fathom, let alone respond constructively. Evidence also suggests these conditions are raising a degree of existential anxiety in societies across the world. Mental health professionals are increasingly finding themselves impacted by these and similar trends. The ‘outside world’ is increasingly visiting us in our lives as well as our provision of care. How can we respond?

This session will note how current social/global problems impact mental health as well as resiliency. Particular focus will be devoted to recent philosophical/empirical findings on the regulation of existential feelings. These can be described as affect states that are more like moods but with the broader implications for things like curiosity, innovation and global care—but also despair and paralysis. Finally, a look at how regulation of these feeling states may translate in our clinical endeavours.

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Kevin Keith PhD is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. He splits time between private practice and education/academic activities. He is a sessional lecturer and clinical supervisor at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and has taught previously at Jansen Newman Institute (JNI). In 2017, he completed his PhD at the University of Sydney (History and Philosophy of Science) with primary research interests in Attachment Theory. His thesis—The Goal-Corrected Partnership: A Critical Assessment of the Research Programme—brings focus to attachment development post-infancy. He is currently an Honorary Associate of the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. He is particularly interested in supervision in the community sector where matters of hope are crucial in mental health care.

*$20 booking fee will be refunded to all students and alumni who attend the event or cancel at least 24 hours prior. This is to ensure all tickets are utilised and we can cater accurately. External (non student, staff & alumni) participants are welcome to attend, but the booking fee of $20 will not be refunded.

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