Meaning Therapy: A new paradigm of integrating healing with personal growth
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Location: 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver
The British Columbia Psychological Association is bringing presenter Dr. Paul Wong to the University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd) for this day-long workshop, which will cost BCPA members/affiliates $ 188.00 and non-members $ 258.00.
Workshop Description from BCPA
“Meaning Therapy (MT) introduces a new paradigm of integrative therapy that treats the whole person, rather than mere cognitions or behaviours. It is integrative, holistic, and evidence-based with the positive psychology of meaning as its central organizing construct. As an extension of logo therapy, it will pay special attention to the existential and spiritual issues that underlie most personal issues and predicaments. MT will integrate existential psychology with CBT, narrative therapy, cross-cultural psychology, and positive psychotherapy.
“MT aims to restore human dignity and promote mental health in an increasingly dehumanizing and toxic culture dominated by materialism, consumerism, and cut-throat competition. Psychologists will learn how to use meaning-based interventions to address major clinical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and to empower their clients to live a purposeful and value-driven life.”
How to contrast the new meaning paradigm with the traditional paradigm of psychotherapy
How to heal the worst and bring out the best in people’s lives through meaning
How to use innovative positive interventions, such as PURE and ABCDE, to restore hope, meaning, and passion for living, regardless of circumstances
Paul T. P. Wong, PhD, CPsych, has been a professor and clinician for more than three decades. His meaning therapy has gained world-wide recognition. He is the President of the International Network on Personal Meaning, and International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy. He is also Editor of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy. His lectures are known for their passion and humour.