Randolph Severson

    Randolph Severson, Ph.D., is a Counselor. His many books express a Catholic, “Blues Idiom” soul psychology, an effort to “grow down” in Hillman’s sense, an effort to offer “blood for the ghosts,” to grow down into his “own little postage stamp of native soil” (William Faulkner), into the idiomatic particulars (Albert Murray) of place, family, culture, history, tradition, music, faith. During the mid and late 1970s and early 1980s, he was James Hillman’s student, graduate assistant, and managing editor and partner at Spring. His books include: Spiritual Existential Counseling; A Catholic Soul Psychology; Adoption: Philosophy and Experience; The Soul of Family Preservation; and Adoption: Charms and Rituals for Healing. For his work in Search and Reunion and advancing Adoptee Human Rights, he has been awarded both the Congressional Angel of Adoption and the Baran-Pannor Award for Excellence in Adoption. (2013, 2014, 2017)

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