The Know Your Self Curriculum: An Effective Template for Mentoring Psychological Resilience and Culturally-Inclusive Community
This chapter discusses results from this study of the Know Your Self curriculum and explores their implications for prevention-oriented mental health programs. First, it reviews student learning outcomes: culturally-inclusive community, reductions in harmful behaviors, and growth in the five dimensions of person-centered psychospiritual maturation. Then it examines structural components and learning modules of the curriculum. Third, it discusses implications of these results for prevention programs, including a bio-cultural evolutionary perspective on person-centered psychospiritual maturation as an emergent and teachable human phenomenon. Finally, it discusses the curriculum as a conceptually-integrative reformulation of humanistic psychology, acknowledging Carl Rogers’ pioneering contributions.