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Who Am I, and Why Am I So Anxious?

Practical Interventions from Existential Therapy for a New Generation

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Sara Kuburic, Dr. Scient. Pth
2 Hours
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Mar 23, 2024
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More and more clients are coming in today with a long list of painful feelings, such as an overwhelming sense of loneliness, panic, confusion, hopeless, directionless, and meaninglessness. They’re worried about the future and say things like I don’t know who I am, I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, and I’m just going through the motions. These anxious, depressed, and even traumatized clients are facing something called “existential anxiety,” and it’s surging today. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to address issues of identity, meaning, and purpose, especially in younger generations. You’ll learn: 

  • Practical interventions from existential therapy that can be integrated into your current work 
  • How to conceptualize cases from an existential perspective 
  • Understanding the concept of “self” and “self-loss” and how it’s a driving force behind much of the anxious and traumatized clients we see today, particularly among Gen Z, clients facing major life transitions, chronic illnesses, and grief and loss 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.


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Dr. Sara Kuburic is an existential psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and columnist for USA Today. She was born in Yugoslavia and raised in Canada. She is passionate about helping people seek change and live authentic, free, and meaningful lives. Her interest in psychology stems from her personal experience living through wars, navigating complex relationships, and continually learning what it means to be human.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sara Kuburic is the CEO of Ona Foundation Pty. Ltd. She receives compensation as a consultant, social media influencer, and is a columnist with USA Today. Dr. Kuburic receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sara Kuburic has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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  1. Summarize key findings regarding the potential benefits of existential therapy. 
  2. Utilize an existential framework to conceptualize clients. 
  3. Conduct at least two existential interventions to promote self-awareness. 


  • The core components of Existentialism and its unique contribution to psychotherapy 
  • The hidden source of suffering we didn’t know we were missing 
  • What happens when we lose sight of who we are: From identity crisis to mental health crisis 
  • A guide to conceptualizing your clients from an existential frame 
  • Everything you need to know about the Self of your clients … and yourself 
  • An existential path towards healing: Tools for answering life’s biggest questions 
  • The possible risks and challenges of helping clients discover who they are 
  • Limitations in the study of Self-Loss and where we can go from here 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Counsellors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Social Workers



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