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Dr Arne Rubinstein

Mullumbimby, New South Wales, AU

Dr Arne Rubinstein is an expert on adolescent development, with 30 years’ experience as a doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator. His programs and seminars are designed to support boys and girls to successfully make a safe, healthy transition from children to young adults, with a particular focus on creating coming of age Rites of Passage. In 2008, he was nominated for Australian of the Year for his groundbreaking work with youth.

Dr Arne’s 2013 book , The Making of Men, has become a bestseller and is a practical handbook for parents and teachers of boys. It is the culmination of his years of experience in working with teens and their parents, in particular fathers and sons.

He was the Founding CEO of the Pathways Foundation, an organization that creates contemporary Rites of Passage for adolescents. More recently, Dr Arne was the founder of Uplifting Australia, a not for profit set up to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and their families around Australia. His work has also been informed by practicing for 15 years as a GP specializing in adolescent health, and preventative and emergency medicine.

He offers various workshops and programs, such as:

  • Raising Men Camps
  • Young Warrior Camps
  • Father Daughter Camps
  • Global Rites of Passage Leadership Camps

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