PAUL T. P. WONG, PH.D., C. PSYCH

(REG. NO. 819)

13 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto, Ontario M2M 4C5, Canada
416-546-5588 • drpaulwong@gmail.com
www.drpaulwong.com • www.meaning.ca • www.existentialpsychology.org • www.inpm.org

Education
Ph.D., University of Toronto (Psychology) 1970
M.A., University of Toronto (Psychology) 1968
B.A. Honours, Carleton University (Psychology) 1967
B.Th., Toronto Bible College (now Tyndale University College and Seminary) (Theology) 1964
Clinical Practice

Dr. Wong is the Founding President of the Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute, Inc. (MCCI) and the originator of meaning-centered counselling and therapy (MCCT), an integrative existential positive psychotherapy. As the Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University, he has trained many counsellors and psychotherapists in applied behavioural analysis and therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, existential therapy, and cross-cultural counselling. As a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario for over 40 years, he has very broad experience in working with various kinds of behavioural and psychological problems. He has served on federal government agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Washington, DC (1981-1986) and the National Advisory Council on Aging for the Canadian Minister of Health in Ottawa, ON (1994-1997).

Professional Psychological Services

Registered in Ontario as a Clinical Psychologist since 1972. (Registration No. 819)

  • Positively-oriented clinical and counselling psychology for adults, couples, and families.
  • Commitment to healing and personal growth, as a strengths-focus facilitates the therapeutic process.
  • Psychological assessments of dysfunctions and deficiencies, as well as intellectual and personal strengths.
  • Individual and group sessions; online and telephone consultations are also available.

Resolving problems and predicaments: Depression, anxiety, stress, pain, injury, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, adjustment problems, relational difficulties, grieving, rehabilitation, mid-life crisis, aging, and terminal illness.

Realizing potentials for personal growth: Academic and career planning, premarital counselling, marriage enrichment, the quest for meaning and purpose, pathways to inner freedom and peace, life strategies and skills for success, and leadership development.

Practicing Meaning Centered-Counselling and Therapy (MCCT): MCCT is an evidence-based integrative existential positive psychotherapy. MCCT incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, logotherapy, and humanistic-existential therapy with a positive and spiritual orientation.

Professional Experience
Independent Practice 1975 – present
Professor Emeritus
Trent University
1996 – present
Professor Emeritus
Trinity Western University
2005 – present
Professor of Psychology & Chair of Division
Social Sciences & Business Administration, Tyndale University College
2006 – 2009
Professor & Research Director
Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
2001 – 2005
Professor & Program Director
Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
1994 – 2001
Professor
Trent University
1972 – 1996
Visiting Professor
University of British Columbia
1994 – 1995
Professor
Centre for Studies of Aging, University of Toronto
1989 – 1995
Visiting Scientist
University of California at Los Angeles
1978 – 1979
Visiting Assistant Professor
York University
1971 – 1972
Research Associate
University of Texas at Austin
1969 – 1971
Professional Qualifications

Originator of Meaning-Centered Counselling and Therapy (MCCT), an integrative existential positive approach to counselling, coaching, and psychotherapy.

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist in Ontario since 1972.
  • Accredited Member of the Canadian Institute of Logotherapy since 2013.
  • Accredited Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna since 2014.
  • Ordained Minister by the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada since 1965.
  • Keynote and invited speaker in major conferences internationally.
  • Offers workshops on meaning-centered counselling for different professional groups, such as psychologists, counsellors, physicians, social workers, and occupational therapists.
Professional Affiliations
  • President, International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM)
  • President, International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy (ISEPP)
  • President, Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute, Inc. (MCCI)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Honours & Awards
Carl Rogers Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32)
American Psychological Association, Washington, US
2016
Honoured Professor
Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, RU
2015
Honourable Lifetime Member
International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Vienna, AT
2014
Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Education
National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, TW
2013
The Rising Great Compassion
Buddhist Lotus Hospice Care Foundation, Taipei, TW
2013
Global Love of Life Medal (12th)
Ta-Kuan Chou Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taipei, TW
2008
Lifetime Achievement Award
International Network on Personal Meaning, Toronto, CA
2008
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, CA
2004
Paul Wong Center for Research in Counselling Psychology
Established by the Board of Governors, Trinity Western University, Vancouver, CA
2002
Statue of Responsibility Award
Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Vienna, AT
1999
VanCity Cultural Harmony Award
Society for Community Development, Vancouver, CA
1997
Leave Fellowship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, CA
1979 – 1980
Numerous Merit Awards for Teaching and Research
Trent University, Peterborough, CA
1971 – 1993
Graduate Scholarship
National Research Council, Ottawa, CA
1967 – 1970
Editorial & Advisory Boards
Consulting Editor
Journal of Humanistic Psychology
2017 – present
Member
Advisory Panel of the Positive Psychology Institute, Sydney, Australia
2008 – present
Editorial Board & Book Review Editor
Journal of Humanistic Psychology
2008 – present
Member International Advisory
Council of the Statue of Responsibility Foundation, San Francisco, US
2006 – present
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy
2005 – present
Editorial Board
PsychCRITIQUES (Contemporary Psychology: APA Journal of Book Reviews)
2005 – 2008
Member
National Advisory Council on Aging to the Minister of Health, Ottawa, Canada
1994 – 1997
Editorial Board
Stress Medicine
1993 – 2003
Editorial Board
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
1990 – 1994
Member
Behavior/Biological Review Panel, National Institute of Mental Health, Washington, US
1981 – 1986

Dr. Wong has supervised numerous M.A. and Ph.D. theses and served as the external examiner of Ph.D. dissertations for many universities. Dr. Wong has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous granting agencies and journals.

Interests

Counselling & Clinical

Meaning-centered counselling & therapy, positive psychotherapy, existential-humanistic therapy, logotherapy, narrative therapy, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief counselling, leadership & management, personal growth, death and dying, and the quest for meaning and purpose.

Research

The positive psychology of meaning, spirituality, optimism, death acceptance, effective coping, and post-traumatic growth. Multicultural competencies in counseling and supervision. My publications on stress appraisal, reminiscence, personal meaning, successful aging, death attitudes, and grieving have been widely cited in journal articles and textbooks. Many of the papers have been included in various anthologies of readings.

Media & Professional Interviews

Dr. Wong has been consulted and interviewed by major TV and radio stations, including ABC, BBC, CBC, CNN, CTV News, and Global News, on a variety of psychological issues, such as the Stockholm Syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-traumatic growth, transformative grieving, and positive psychology. Dr. Wong has also been consulted and interviewed by major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Post, Huffington Post, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Peterborough Citizen, Psychological Monitor, Readers’ Digest, and Good Housekeeping on a variety of psychological issues, from positive parenting to positive psychology.

Select Recent Interviews and Articles

Publications: Books & Monographs

Books

Monographs

  • Wong, P. T. P. (Guest Ed.). (2011). A special section on positive psychology. Canadian Psychology, 52(2).
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Tomer, A. (Guest Eds.). (2011). A special issue on death acceptance. Death Studies, 35(2).
  • Wong, P. T. P. (Ed.). (1992). Special issue on the psychology of control. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 24(2).
  • Wong, P. T. P. (Ed.). (1990). Two special issues on advances in measuring stress. Stress Medicine, 6(2) and 6(3).
Publications: Book Chapters
  • Wong, P. T. P., Bowers, V., & Shekhawat, P. (in press). Meaning, mature happiness, and an attunement model of wellbeing. In N. R. Silton (Ed.), Scientific concepts behind happiness, kindness, and empathy in contemporary society. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Wong, P. T. P., Carreno, D. F., & Gongora Oliver, B. (in press). Death acceptance and the meaning-centered approach to end-of-life care. In R. E. Menzies, R. G. Menzies, & L. Iverach (Eds.), Curing the dread of death: Theory, research, and practice. Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Academic Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (in press). The spiritual foundation for a healthy marriage and family. In L. L. Armstrong (Ed.), Existential elements of the family. Wilsele, Belgium: Peeters.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Tweed, R. (in press). Positive psychology in North America. In E. C. Chang, C. A. Downey, H. Yang, I. Zettler, & M. Muyan (Eds.), The international handbook of positive psychology: A global perspective on the science of positive human existence. New York, NY: Springer. (Partially supported by the research grant on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life from the John Templeton Foundation in support of the humble approach to positive psychology.)
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Roy, S. (2017). Critique of positive psychology and positive interventions. In N. J. L. Brown, T. Lomas, & F. J. Eiroa-Orosa (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of critical positive psychology. London, UK: Routledge. (Partially supported by the research grant on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life from the John Templeton Foundation in support of the humble approach to positive psychology.)
  • Wong, P. T. P., Ivtzan, I., & Lomas, T. (2017). Good work: A meaning-centred approach. In L. G. Oades, M. F. Steger, A. Delle Fave, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell handbook of the psychology of positivity and strengths-based approaches at work (pp. 233-247). West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell. (Partially supported by the research grant on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life from the John Templeton Foundation.)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Epilogue. In M. S. Dezelic, & G. Ghanoum (Eds.), Meaning in life in palliative care: A bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach n healthcare through meaning-centered therapy.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Integrative meaning therapy: From logotherapy to existential positive interventions. In P. Russo-Netzer, S. E. Schulenberg, & A. Batthyány (Eds.), Clinical perspectives on meaning: Positive and existential psychotherapy (pp. 323-342). New York, NY: Springer. 
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Meaning centered positive group intervention. In P. Russo-Netzer, S. Schulenberg, & A. Batthyány (Eds.), Clinical perspectives on meaning: Positive and existential psychotherapy (pp. 423-445). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Meaning-seeking, self-transcendence, and well-being. In A. Batthyany (Ed.), Logotherapy and existential analysis: Proceedings of the Viktor Frankl Institute (Vol. 1; pp. 311-322). Cham, CH: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2015). A meaning-centered approach to overcoming loneliness during hospitalization, old age, and dying. In A. Sha’ked & A. Rokach (Eds.), Addressing loneliness: Coping, prevention and clinical interventions (pp. 171-181). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014). Viktor Frankl’s meaning seeking model and positive psychology. In A. Batthyany & P. Russo-Netzer (Eds.), Meaning in existential and positive psychology (pp. 149-184)New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (2013). The challenge of communication: A meaning-centered perspective. In E. van Deurzen, & S. Iacovou (Eds.), Existential perspectives on relationship therapy (pp. 109-121). Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013). A meaning-centered approach to addiction and recovery. In L. C. J. Wong, G. R. Thompson, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning and addiction recovery. Birmingham, AL: Purpose Research.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Nee, J. J., & Wong, L. C. J. (2013). A meaning-centered 12-step program for addiction recovery. In L. C. J. Wong, G. R. Thompson, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning and addiction recovery (pp. 241-279). Birmingham, AL: Purpose Research.
  • McDonald, M. J., Wong, P. T. P., & Gingras, D. T. (2012). Meaning-in-life measures and development of a brief version of the Personal Meaning Profile. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 357-382). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Reker, G. T., & Wong, P. T. P. (2012). Personal meaning in life and psychosocial adaptation in the later years. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 433-456). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012). From logotherapy to meaning-centered counseling and therapy. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 619-647). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012). How best to prepare missional leaders. In P. Au (Ed)., Glorious ministry: A festschrift dedicated to Rev. Dr. John Kao (pp. 263-267). Toronto, ON: Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education.

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012). Introduction: A roadmap for meaning research and applications. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. xxvii-xliv). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012). Toward a dual-systems model of what makes life worth living. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 3-22). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (2012). A meaning-centered approach to building youth resilience. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 585-617). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (2011). Meaning is all you need; relationship is all you have (Professional perspective on an adolescent girl with depression). In J. J. W. Andrews, & P. Istvanffy (Eds.), Exceptional life journeys: Personal stories about childhood disorder (pp. 123-128). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2011). Meaning-centered counseling and therapy: An integrative and comprehensive approach to motivational counseling and addiction treatment. In W. M. Cox, & E. Klinger (Eds.), Handbook of motivational counseling: Goal-based approaches to assessment and intervention with addiction and other problems (pp. 461-487)West Sussex, UK: Wiley.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010). 快乐人生的钥匙–正向心理的启迪 [Kuaile rensheng de yaoshi: zheng xiang xinli de qidi; The secret of a happy life: Tips from positive psychology]. In 清朗人生:全人生命教育論文集 [Qinglang rensheng: Quan ren shengming jiaoyu lunwen ji] (pp. 65-71): Shantou, China: Shantou University Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010). Spirituality and aging. In Handbook on aging, Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA; formerly Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors), Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009). Viktor Frankl: Prophet of hope for the 21st century. In A. Batthyany, & J. Levinson (Eds.), Existential psychotherapy of meaning: Handbook of logotherapy and existential analysis. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen. (Early version available here.)
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (2008). Multicultural Supervision Competencies Questionnaire. In J. M. Bernard, & R. K. Goodyear (Eds.), Fundamentals of clinical supervision (4th ed.; pp. 349). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Dobson, W. L., & Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Women living with HIV: The role of meaning and spirituality. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes (pp. 173-207). New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  • Ivancovich, D. A., & Wong, P. T. P. (2007). The role of existential and spiritual coping in anticipatory grief. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes (pp. 209-233). New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  • Tomer, A., Eliason, G. T., & Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Conclusion. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes (pp. 439-444). New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Meaning-management theory and death acceptance. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes (pp. 65-87). New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Transformation of grief through meaning: Meaning-centered counseling for bereavement. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, & P. T. P. Wong (Eds.), Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes (pp. 375-396). New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Introduction: A quiet positive revolution. In P. T. P. Wong, L. C. J. Wong, M. J. McDonald, & D. W. Klaassen (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning and spirituality: Selected papers from meaning conferences (pp. 1-8). Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007). The positive psychology of suffering and tragic optimism. In P. T. P. Wong, L. C. J. Wong, M. J. McDonald, & D. W. Klaassen (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning and spirituality (pp. 235–256). Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press.

  • McCormick, R., & Wong, P. T. P. (2006). Adjustment and coping in aboriginal people. In P. T. P. Wong, & L. C. J. Wong (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 515-531). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006). Is your organization an obstacle course or a relay team? A meaning-centered approach to creating a collaborative culture. In S. Schuman (Ed.), Creating a culture of collaboration: The International Association of Facilitators handbook (pp. 229-256). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Wiley.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Reker, G. T. & Peacock, E. (2006). The resource-congruence model of coping and the development of the Coping Schema Inventory. In P. T. P. Wong, & L. C. J., Wong (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 223-283). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Wong, L. C. J., & Scott, C. (2006). Beyond stress and coping: The positive psychology of transformation. In Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 1-26). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005). Compassionate and spiritual care: A vision of positive holistic medicine. In S. Kwan (Ed.), The consultation on holistic health care for the medical, religious, and academic professionals in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, CN: Commercial Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005). Creating a positive participatory climate: A meaning-centered counseling perspective. In S. Schuman (Ed.), The IAF handbook of group facilitation: Best practices from leading organization in facilitation (pp. 171-190). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005). Existential and humanistic theories. In J. C. Thomas, & D. L. Segal (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology (pp. 192-211). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005). Lessons from the Enron debacle – Corporate culture matters. In N. Taher (Ed.), Organizational culture: An introduction (pp. 180-192). Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Gupta, V. (2004). The positive psychology of transformative organizations: A fresh perspective of evidence from the Anglo context. In V. Gupta (Ed.), Transformative organizations (pp. 341-360). New Delhi, India: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (2004). Multicultural Supervision Competencies Questionnaire. In J. M. Bernard, & R. K. Goodyear (Eds.), Fundamentals of clinical supervision (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Leong, F. T. L., & Wong, P. T. P. (2003). Optimal human functioning from cross-cultural perspectives. In B. Walsh (Ed.), Counseling psychology and optimal human functioning (pp. 123-150). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002). Creating a positive, meaningful work place: New challenges in management and leadership. In B. Pattanayak, & V. Gupta (Eds.), Creating performing organizations (pp. 74-129). New Delhi, India: Sage.
  • Page, D., & Wong, P. T. P. (2000). A conceptual framework for measuring servant leadership. In S. Adjibolooso (Ed.), The human factor in shaping the course of history and development (pp. 69-110). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2000). Meaning of life and meaning of death in successful aging. In A. Tomer (Ed.), Death attitudes and the older adult (pp. 23-35). New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.
  • Wong, L. C. J., Ishiyama, F. I., & Wong, P. T. P. (1999). Exploring the world of meaning of ESL students. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, D. K. Forgays, & S. A. Hayes (Eds.), Merging past, present, and future: Selected papers from the Fourteenth International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 473-485). Lisse, NL: Swets & Zeitlinger.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Stiller, C. (1999). Living with dignity and palliative counselling. In B. de Vries (Ed.), End of life issues: Interdisciplinary and multidimensional perspectives (pp. 77-94). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (1999). Assessing multicultural supervision competencies. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, D. K. Forgays, & S. A. Hayes (Eds.), Merging past, present, and future: Selected papers from the Fourteenth International Congress of the International Association for Cross­-Cultural Psychology (pp. 510-519). Lisse, NL: Swets & Zeitlinger.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1998). Academic values and achievement motivation. In P. T. P. Wong, & P. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 261-292). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1998). Implicit theories of meaningful life and the development of the Personal Meaning Profile (PMP). In P. T. P. Wong, & P. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 111-140). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1998). Meaning-centered counselling. In P. T. P. Wong, & P. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 395-435). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1998). Spirituality, meaning, and successful aging. In P. T. P. Wong, & P. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 359-394). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Ujimoto, K. V. (1998). The elderly: Their stress, coping, and mental health. In L. C. Lee, & N. W. S. Zane (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American psychology (pp. 165-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1995). A stage model of coping with frustrative stress. In R. Wong (Ed.), Biological perspectives on motivated activities (pp. 339-378). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1995). The processes of adaptive reminiscence. In B. Haight, & J. D. Webster (Eds.), The art and science of reminiscing: Theory, research, methods, and applications (pp. 23-35). Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Peacock, E. J. (1994). Environment, stress and aging. In J. Rose (Ed.), Human stress and the environment (pp. 59-84). London, UK: Gordon & Brach.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Reker, G. T., & Gesser, G. (1994). Death Attitude Profile – Revised: A multidimensional measure of attitudes toward death (DAP-R). In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), Death anxiety handbook: Research, instrumentation, and application (pp. 121-148). Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
  • Ujimoto, K. V., Nishio, H. K., Wong, P. T. P., & Lam, L. (1993). Cultural factors affecting the self-assessment of health satisfaction. In R. Masi, L. Mensah, & K. McLeod (Eds.), Health and culture: Explaining the relationships (pp. 229-240). Toronto, ON: Canadian Council on Multicultural Health.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1991). Existential vs. causal attributions: The social perceiver as philosopher. In S. L. Zelen (Ed.), New models, new extensions of attribution theory (pp. 84-125). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.
  • Reker, G. T., & Wong, P. T. P. (1988). Aging as an individual process: Towards a theory of personal meaning. In J. E. Birren, & V. L. Bengston (Eds.), Emergent theories of aging (pp. 214-246). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Derlega, V. J., Winstead, B. A., & Wong, P. T. P. (1987). Self-disclosure and relationship development: An attributional analysis. In M. E. Roloff, & G. R. Miller (Eds.), Interpersonal processes: New directions in communication research (pp. 172-187). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Reker, G. T., & Wong, P. T. P. (1985). Personal optimism, physical and mental health: the triumph of successful aging. In J. E. Birren, & Judy Livingston (Eds.), Cognition, stress and aging (pp. 134-173). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Sproule, C. F. (1984). Attributional analysis of locus of control and the Trent Attribution Profile (TAP). In H. M. Lefcourt (Ed.), Research with the locus of control construct (Vol. 3): Limitations and extensions (pp. 309-360). New York, NY: Academic Press.
Publications: Encyclopedia Entries
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017). Coping and stress. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 886-890). New York, NY: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017). Death and dying. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 965-967). New York, NY: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017). Existential theoretical framework. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 1375-1378). New York, NY: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017). Logotherapy. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 1984). New York, NY: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Humanistic theories in psychopathology. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in psychology (pp. 438-441). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014). Meaning in life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3894-3898). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wong, L. C. J. & Wong, P. T. P. (2013). Cross-cultural competence in clinical supervision. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 270-273). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013). Positive psychology. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 1021-1026). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009). Chinese positive psychology. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 148-156). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009). Compassion: The hospice movement. In G. Kurian (Ed.), The encyclopedia of Christian civilization. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009). Existential positive psychology. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 361-368). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009). The depth positive psychology of Carl Jung. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 545-546). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002). Logotherapy. In G. Zimmer (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychotherapy (pp. 107-113). New York, NY: Academic Press.
Publications: Journal Articles

Dr. Wong has published more than 150 articles; only recent and selected papers are listed below.

The following is a representative sample of publications published before 1982.

  • Wong, P. T. P. (1981). Implicit editorial policies and the integrity of psychology as an empirical science. American Psychologist, 36(6), 690-691.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Weiner, B. (1981). When people ask “Why” questions and the heuristic of attributional searchJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40(4), 650-663.
  • Dimitroff, G., Bereiter, C., & Wong, P. T. P. (1979). Expectancies and attribution of adolescents prior to different outcomes and extinction. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 11, 225-235.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1979). A critique of Eysenck’s theory of neurosis. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 185-186.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1979). Frustration, exploration, and learningCanadian Psychological Review, 20, 133-144.
  • Worthington, A. G., & Wong, P. T. P. (1979). Effects of earned and assigned grades on student evaluation of an instructor. Journal of Education Psychology, 71, 764-775.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Watters, D. A., & Sproule, C. F. (1978). Initial validity and reliability of the Trent Attribution Profile (TAP) as a measure of attribution schema and locus of controlEducational and Psychological Measurement, 38, 1129-1134.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1977). A behavioral field approach to instrumental learning in the rat: I. The partial reinforcement effects and sex differences. Animal Learning and Behaviour, 5, 5-13.
  • Amsel, A., Wong, P. T. P., & Traupmann, K. L. (1971). Short-term and long-terms factors in extinction and durable persistence. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 90, 90-95.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1971). Coerced approach to shock, punishment of competing responses and resistance to extinction in the rat. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 76, 275-281.
Publications: Book & Movie Reviews
Publications: Poems
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). A very thin line. In L. Hoffman & S. Fehl (Eds.), Journey of the wounded soul: Poetic companions for spiritual struggles (pp. 42-43). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016). Grant me a second chance, Lord. In L. Hoffman & S. Fehl (Eds.), Journey of the wounded soul: Poetic companions for spiritual struggles (p. 73). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
Publications: Online Publications
Publications: Presentations

Keynote & Invited Addresses

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 24). Essentials of meaning therapy. Invited talk presented at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 20). Meaning-centered positive education. Keynote presented at the Conference on “Problems, Challenges, and Countermeasures of National Basic Education in Twelve Years” at National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 18). Meaning in life and well-being. Invited talk presented at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 14). Chinese indigenous psychology and PP 2.0. Invited talk presented at the Taiwan Society of Adlerian Psychology at the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 14). Adler versus Frankl: Similarities and differences. Invited talk presented at the Taiwan Society of Adlerian Psychology at the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 11). Meaning-centered positive education. Invited talk presented at Fo Guang University, Yilan, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 5). Meaning and flourishing in suffering. Invited talk presented at Fo Guang University, Yilan, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 3). Meaning in life and well-being. Invited talk presented at Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 3). Lessons of life intelligence through life education. Invited talk presented at Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, September 29). The courage to live well and die well. Keynote presented at the 2017 Life Education International Academic Conference at the National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, July). What is existential competency? Why do we need it in therapy? Invited keynote at the International Meaning Conference, London, UK.

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016, August). Meaning-centered approach to research and therapy, second wave positive psychology, and the future of humanistic psychology. The Carl Rogers Award Acceptance Address presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. (Partially supported by the research grant on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life from the John Templeton Foundation)

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016, July). Self-transcendence: A paradoxical way to become your best. Presidential address for the 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (2015, May 15). The safe and effective use of self in psychotherapy. Invited seminar presented at the World Congress for Existential Therapy, London, UK.

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). A seeker’s guide to meaningful living. Keynote address presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). Meaning Summit I: What is the nature and conceptualization of meaning? Keynote address presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). Meaning Summit II: The conditions and measurement of meaning. Keynote address presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). Meaning Summit III: The conditions and measurement of meaning. Keynote address presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). A meaning-centered approach to positive education. Invited lecture presented at FoGuang University, Yilan County, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). Acceptance and well-being: A meaning-management perspective. Invited lecture presented at Lotus Hospice Care Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). Introduction to meaning therapy. Invited lecture presented at NanHua University, Chiayi County, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). Meaning, self-transcendence, and well-being. Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Life and Death Education at the National Taipei University of Nursing & Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). Meaning, well-being, and resilience. Invited lecture presented at FoGuang University, Yilan County, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). Terror management vs. Meaning management. Invited lecture presented at Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, April). Death acceptance & grief counselling through meaning transformation. Keynote address presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Alberta Pastoral Care Association, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, April). Meaning-centered counselling and spiritual care. Keynote address presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Alberta Pastoral Care Association, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, April). Meaning seeking/making: Contributions of Viktor Frankl. Keynote address presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Alberta Pastoral Care Association, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, November). Logotherapy, meaning therapy, and spirituality. Keynote address presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Clinical Thanatology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, November). Positive psychology of what makes life worth living and the meaning hypothesis. Keynote address presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Clinical Thanatology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, July). What I would share with my family and friends in my last lecture.  Presidential address presented at the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, March). Positive education: An alternative vision. Invited lecture presented at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, March). The adaptive benefits of acceptance. Keynote address presented at the 3rd Australian Conference of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing in Wollongong, Australia.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010, August). What is existential positive psychotherapy? Presidential address presented at the 6th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010, April). Core themes of Chinese existential psychology. Lecture presented at the East-West Conference in Nanjing, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010, April). Death acceptance and hospice care. Public Lecture at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China. (Sponsored by the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong and the Li Kai Shing Foundation)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010, April). The positive psychology of happiness. Public Lecture in Holistic Life Education presented at Shantou University, Shantou, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009, August). Romancing with death in Hollywood. Lecture presented in the symposium on Movies for the Variety of Human Experiences at the American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2009, March). Meaning-centered therapy. Lecture presented at the General Practice Psychotherapy Association of the Ontario Medical Association in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2008, July). The positive psychology of living with cancer. Presidential address presented at the 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007, August). Positive psychology for the 3rd world: A different vision. Keynote address presented at the 65th Anniversary Celebrations of the International Council of Psychologists in San Diego, CA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2007, August). Multicultural competencies in academic psychology. Address presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in San Francisco, CA.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Davey, D. (2007, July). Best practices of servant leadership. Address presented at the Servant Leadership Research Roundtable, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, November). Keynote address presented to the Institute of Death Education at the National Taipei Nursing College. (Sponsored by Taiwan’s National Science Foundation)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, July). Presidential address. Presidential address presented at the 4th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, January). Meaning-centered approach to education. Invited lecture presented at the Fo Guang University, Jiaoxi, Taiwan. (Sponsored by Taiwan’s National Science Foundation)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, January). The quest for meaning in college life. Invited lecture presented at the Fo Guang University, Jiaoxi, Taiwan. (Supported by Taiwan’s National Science Foundation)
  • Wong , P. T. P. (2005, November). The healing community. Keynote address and workshops presented at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Haven of Hope Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, November). Meaning-centered psychotherapy. Keynote address and a two-day workshop organized by the United Center of Emotional Health and Positive Living and the Department of Psychiatry, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, February). The Meaning-Centered Approach: Challenges for occupational therapy. Keynote address presented at the Occupational Therapy Seminar for the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2004, July). Tragic optimism in the face of trauma, terror & death. Presidential address presented at the 3rd Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2004, June). From Compassionate to Spiritual Care. Keynote address presented at the Consultation for the Medical, Religious, & Academic Professionals in Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2004, June). Meaning-centered counselling and therapy. Invited lecture presented at the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2004, March). God’s design for the church and ministry. Invited lecture presented at Friendship Baptist Church, Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Page, D. (2003, October). Servant leadership: An Opponent-Process Model and the Revised Servant Leadership Profile. Address presented at the Servant Leadership Research Roundtable, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, December). From death anxiety to death acceptance. Keynote address presented at the Conference on Life and Death Education in National Changhua University, Changhua, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, December). From grieving to transformation. Invited keynote address presented at the Conference on Life and Death Education in National Changhua University, Changhua, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, December). From existential crisis to the quest for meaning. Invited address presented at the National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, December). From spiritual care to spiritual transformation. Invited address at the National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). From spiritual care to spiritual transformation. Invited lecture presented in the Course on Spirituality and Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation)
  • Wood, D., & Wong, P. T. P. (2001, October). Bridging the cultural divide: How to make multicultural churches work. Presented in a symposium on Multicultural Ministry, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2000, July). Presidential address presented at the 1st International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1999, April). Challenges in multicultural supervision. Colloquium presented at the Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1995, March). Meaning-centered counselling. Colloquium presented at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1994, November). The adaptive processes of reminiscence. Presented in a symposium on “State of the Art: Life Review and Reminiscence” in the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Atlanta, GA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1993). Personal meaning and spiritual coping in the elderly. Invited lecture presented at the Summer Institute on Gerontology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1992, June). Effective coping of life stress. Presented in a symposium of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1990). Reminiscence and aging. Presented in a symposium of the Life History Research Society in Keystone, CO.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1989, October). A critical analysis of reminiscence. Presented in a symposium on “Reminiscence” in the annual meeting of Canadian Association on Gerontology.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1989, May). Theory and measurement of unrequited love. Presented in a symposium on “Foolish attraction: The psychology of unrequited love” at the Iowa Conference on Personal Relationships, Iowa City, IA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1988, June). Stress and coping in the Chinese elderly. Presented in a symposium on “Cross-cultural studies of seniors” at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1988, January). Existential vs. causal attributions. Invited lecture presented at the Attribution-Personality Theory Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1986). A coping model of happiness and successful aging. Presented in a symposium on “Well-being and aging” at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1985). The coping behaviour of Type A individuals. Presented in a symposium on “Type A behaviours” at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Dimitroff, G. (1980). Cognitive factors in coping with frustrative stress. Presented in a symposium on “Human cognition and motivation” in Leuven, Belgium.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1978). Extinction induced facilitation and helplessness in the symposium on learned helplessness and frustration. Invited lecture presented at the 19th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Munich, Germany.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1977). Exploratory behaviour and rule learning. Presented in a symposium in honour of the late Daniel Berlyne at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference in  Vancouver, BC, Canada.Honours and Awards

Workshops

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, October 7-8). Meaning therapy. Workshop presented at Fo Guang University, Yilan, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, July 22-23). Meaning therapy. Workshop presented at the 2017 Summer Institute, Toronto, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2017, July). Integrative meaning therapy: Empirical support and efficacy. Workshop presented at the International Meaning Conference, London, UK.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2015, May). Meaning-centered counselling and therapy. Pre-conference workshop presented at the World Congress on Existential Therapy in London, UK.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). Meaning-centered assessments and positive meaning interventions. Workshop presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, March). Meaning therapy: A new paradigm of integrating healing with personal growth. A one-day workshop presented at the BC Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2013, October). From research proposal to journal publication. A two-day workshop presented at Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, July). Assessment and intervention in meaning therapy. Workshop presented at the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2012, March). A meaning-centered approach to positive management. Workshop presented at the Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2010, August). Short term meaning therapy. Workshop presented at the 6th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2008, July). Meaning centered counseling and the transformation of grief. Workshop presented at the 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, July). Meaning centered approach to addiction. Workshop presented at the 4th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, January). Basic concept and skills of meaning-centered counseling. Workshop presented at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, January). Exploring the healing potential of meaning. A two-day workshop presented at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. (Sponsored by the Lotus Foundation and Taiwan’s National Science Foundation)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2006, January). The meaning-centered approach to hospice and palliative care. Workshop presented at the National Technological University, Taipei, Taiwan. (Sponsored by the Lotus Foundation and Taiwan’s National Science Foundation)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, October). A meaning-centered approach to addiction and recovery. A one-day workshop given at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, July). Meaning-centered approach to counseling and therapy. A two-and-a-half-day workshop at the INPM’s Summer Institute in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, February). Coping with functional loss for people with disability through meaning reconstruction. Workshop presented at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Professional Development for Occupational Therapists, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2005, February). Meaning-centered practice and skills for occupational therapy. A one-day workshop at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). Meaning-centered narrative therapy. Workshop presented at the 2nd International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2001). Triumph over terror: Lessons from logotherapy and positive psychology. Workshop presented for the Harvard Course on Spirituality and Health in Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2000, July). Meaning-centered counselling and therapy. Workshop presented at the 1st International Meaning Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1993). Guided Life Review. Workshop presented at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1985). Effective coping and health. Workshop presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1984). A matching model of coping. Workshop presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Other Presentations

Dr. Wong has presented more than 150 papers in scholarly conferences. Only recent and selected presentations are listed below.

  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016, December). From Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy to the four defining characteristics of self-transcendencePaper presented at the research working group meeting for Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life Project, Columbia, SC. (Funded by the John Templeton Foundation).
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2016, June). Self-transcendence as the path to virtue, happiness and meaning Paper presented at the research working group meeting for Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life Project, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. (Funded by the John Templeton Foundation) (Abstract retrieved from https://virtue.uchicago.edu/page/paul-t-p-wong-june-2016-working-group-meeting-topic)
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2015, December). The meaning hypothesis of living a good life: Virtue, happiness, and meaning. Paper presented at the research working group meeting for Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life Project, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. (Funded by the John Templeton Foundation)
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (2015, August). Spiritual competence from an existential perspective. Presented in the symposium on “Increasing supervisory competence in religious and spiritual issues” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Ryff, C. D., Friedman, H. L., Waterman, A. S., & Robbins, B. D. (2015, August). Living the good life: Integrating humanistic and positive psychology perspectives. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2014, July). Self-transcendence: Crowning human achievement or diabolic terror? In a symposium on “The rediscovery of meaning-making: Destructive and constructive aspects” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2008, August). Romancing with death in Hollywood. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Lin, A., & Wong, P. T. P. (2006, August). The meaning of life: According to a Chinese sample. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Ivancovich, D. A., & Wong, P. T. P. (2005, August). Existential coping and spiritual coping in anticipatory grief. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Kim, M., Lee, H-S., & Wong, P. T. P. (2005, August). Meaning of life according to Koreans: The Korean Personal Meaning Profile. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Takano, Y., & Wong, P. T. P. (2004, July/August). Meaning of life according to a Japanese sample. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Leung, M. M., Vroon, E. J., Steinfort, T., & Wong, P. T. P. (2003, August). Tragic optimism: Validation of a new measurement of the construct. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Malone, K. R., Wong, P. T. P., Iglesias, A., & Goldberg, C. (2003, August). Symposium: Politics and humanistic psychology. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Angus, W. A., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). A spiritual-cognitive-behavioural approach to anger management. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Brockman, M., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). A therapy of embrace. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Jappy, A., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). Spiritual interventions in drug addiction. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Kalkman, B., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). Sources of meaning and life satisfaction: Comparing East Indians with Indo-Canadians. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Lee, Hong-seock & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). A factor and confirmatory analysis of the preconditions for self-transcendence. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Matta, D., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). Put human faces on greatness: Attributes of great living men and women. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Takano, Y., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). Experience of domestic violence and abuse of Japanese immigrant women: An existential-phenomenological study. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Vroon, E. J., Leung, M., Steinfort, T., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, July). The Tragic optimism Questionnaire: Some preliminary validity data. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (2002, August). What helps and what hinders in supervision: From a supervisor’s perspective. Presented in a roundtable discussion on “Hot topics in supervision and training” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (2001, October). Beyond EQ: Moral intelligence and character education. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Moral Education, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (2001, October). Tragic optimism, realistic pessimism, and mature happiness. Paper presented at the Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (2001, August). Multicultural supervision competencies: Implications for supervision and supervision training. Presented in a roundtable discussion on “Hot topics in supervision and training” at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Scott, C., & Wong, P. T. P. (1999, August). Stress and coping: A cross-cultural perspective. Presented in a symposium on “Stress and coping in minorities” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, L. C. J., Ishiyama, F. I., & Wong, P. T. P. (1999, July). Exploring the world of meaning of ESL students. Poster presented at the International Conference on Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (1999, August). Multicultural supervision. Presented in a roundtable discussion on “Hot topics in clinical supervision” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1999, August). Stress, coping and well-being in Chinese elderly. Paper presented in a symposium on “Stress and coping in minorities” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1999, August). New dimensions of existential therapy. A symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1999, July). New developments in meaning research. A symposium presented at the World Congress on Logotherapy, Dallas, TX.
  • Wong, P. T. P., Brewer, T., & Philipchalk, R. (1999, August). Legalism and psychopathology. A paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (1999, May). A mentoring model of cross-cultural counselling. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (1999, July). Assessing multicultural supervision competencies. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bellingham, WA.
  • Pierce, L. E., & Wong, P. T. P. (1998, August). Schema-driven false memories. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Sourissau, E., & Wong, P. T. P. (1997, June). Father types and attachment styles in clinical and “normal” populations. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Oxford, OH.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1997, June). Charting the course of Meaning Research. Presented in a roundtable discussion on scientific research on personal meaning at the International Congress on Logotherapy, Dallas, TX.
  • Wong. P. T. P. (1997, August). Sources of personal meaning and mental health. Presented in a symposium on personal meaning and functional health at the 105th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Sourisseau, E., & Wong, P. T. P. (1996, June). Father types and adult attachment styles. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Seattle, WA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1996, June). Meaning-centered therapy. Presented in a symposium on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis in the First International Congress on Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria.
  • Wong, L. C. J., & Wong, P. T. P. (1996, May). Meaning-centered counselling for ESL students. Paper presented at the International Counselling Congress, Vancouver, BC.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1995, November). Responsible choice and the Noetic dimension. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-American Institute of Logotherapy, Kansas, KS.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1995, September). Sources of personal meaning across the life span. Paper presented in the International Congress on Logotherapy, Dallas, TX.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1994, July). A solution-focused approach to academic counselling. Paper presented to first meeting of Ontario College & University Counsellors, University of Guelph.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1994, June). The changing role of the instructor. Paper presented in the Annual Show & Tell on Teaching, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1994, May). The new orthodoxy. Paper presented in the annual meeting of Society for Academic Freedom & Scholarship, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1985). Optimism and well-being across the life-span. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1984). The coping behaviors of successful agers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Western Gerontological Association, Anaheim, CA.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Reker, G. T. (1983). Validity of the coping inventory. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Wong, P. T. P., & Derlega, V. J. (1982). An attributional analysis of intimate self-disclosure. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Madison, WI.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1981). Attributional retraining through self-correction in reading remediation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Wong, P. T. P. (1975). A strategy-learning hypothesis of the PRE. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Psychological Tests

The following is a selection of developed psychological tests.