On episode 57, we welcome existential psychologist Kirk Schneider to discuss healthy dialogues among members of the opposite ends of the political spectrum, the need for a US psychology czar, the importance of looking for truths in distorted beliefs, and his current campaign for APA President.
Our world is more polarized than ever, with both political parties demonizing one another. This moment in time, by bringing us to the precipice of global disaster, is calling to us to search for its meaning in the form of healing political and moral divides.
The Experiential Democracy Dialogue consists of five steps, which include identifying and correcting stereotypes and discovering common ground with one another, fostering the potential for integration.
Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic and existential-integrative psychology. Schneider is also running for APA President as he feels it is time for psychology to take the lead in repairing and transforming the world.
“What I offer as a presidential candidate is a commitment to a whole-person, integrative orientation to our profession. I have worked in a range of settings, from the state hospital to private practice and I have abounding respect for the demands of those institutions. I also have a profound appreciation for the depth and breadth of quality psychological services, which are woefully limited in our current system of public mental health,” Schneider said in a statement. For more on 2020 campaign please refer to the following link: 2020 President-elect candidate – Kirk J. Shneider, PhD.
Also on episode 57, we discuss Kirk Schneider’s new book, The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing.