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KPU Faculty Picks for Diving into the Disciplines

Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust

Frequently noted as one of the most influential books of the 20th century, Man's Search for Meaning provides a riveting account of psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps and how his observations contributed to his therapeutic approach centred on the value of finding meaning and purpose in suffering, and imagining a better future.
~ Sarah Hickinbottom Brawn, Educational Studies

The Gift of Therapy

Existential therapist Irvin Yalom provides students of psychotherapy pearls of wisdom and an inside view of what it is to "be in the room" with another person's suffering. Yalom shares stories, myths and cases in a compelling way. A gifted writer of both academic work and works of fiction, Yalom's books are immensely popular for their readability, insights and honest self-reflection. Many of my students have said Yalom is the most engaging writer they have read on the practice of therapy. 

~ Sarah Hickinbottom Brawn, Educational Studies

Teaching to Transgress

Renowned critical scholar bell hooks analyzes the role of school and schooling.

~ Lilach Marom, Educational Studies

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Masterpiece for future educators by the founder of critical pedagogy.

~ Lilach Marom, Educational Studies