Editor’s Note: Issue 16

Childhood is our most precious time of development, learning, and growth, as well as the foundation of our adult selves, involving life-defining experiences of connection, fear, and love.

Childhood may also be a time of life-altering experiences of sexuality, confusion, trauma, and spirituality.

“To be a happy, successful, worthwhile, independent person, I had to be thin,” confesses Australian-born Kathryn Stumpf, exposing the gritty truth of her decades-long fight with an immobilizing eating disorder.

In an important exploration of ADHD, therapist Alyssa Siegel analyzes the pervasive childhood “epidemic” through the most personal lens: her son.

“Conversion” or “Reparative” Therapy held an ominous spotlight recently, when Psychology Today defended such practitioners in their popular directory. Associate Editor Adam A. Neal responds, along with many of our Alternative Therapists Directory members.

Rozzell and Roderick Sykes, two artists from inner-city Los Angeles, saw a need and changed their community. Editor Kimberly Phan ventures with us to St. Elmo Village, a cooperative art space which has been changing young people’s lives for 45 years.

Then, Filmmaker Katy Kavanaugh offers an enthralling look at Finding Felix, which documents the effect of foreign films on the way children use memory to formulate their identity.

For Issue #16, Psychology Tomorrow will explore the mysterious, visceral world of childhood, when dreams are forged and nightmares discovered.

Stanley Siegel,


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