Meaning Therapy

Dr. Paul Wong
 
From Solution-Focused Therapy to Meaning-Focused Therapy

From Solution-Focused Therapy to Meaning-Focused Therapy

  I am surprised about how much my meaning-focused therapy is similar to brief-strategy therapy and solution-focused therapy. I am also surprised about how Dr. Frankl work in logotherapy also had features of this strategic-action approach. Here are the...

A Case Study of Dissociative Disorder in Meaning Therapy

A Case Study of Dissociative Disorder in Meaning Therapy

This case study focuses on one of my clients, who was a young man with disheveled long hair and unkempt clothing. His presenting problem was dissociative disorder with hypochondriac symptoms, such as pseudo-seizures after travelling by air or having a bad dream. He...

A Case Study of Suicide Prevention in Meaning Therapy.

A Case Study of Suicide Prevention in Meaning Therapy.

A tall and handsome young man walked into my counselling room with a drooping head. He spoke with a weak voice and he avoided any eye contact. He was a twenty-something client with a history of two attempted suicides and one hospitalization. He had been seen already...

Coda: My Swan Song

Coda: My Swan Song

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s autobiography, A Lifelong Search for Meaning: Lessons on Virtue, Grit, and Faith, is published in weekly installments. Stay updated here.Writing my autobiography has been a long journey–it started in 2012 and completed in 2019. It was also a very...

Meaning and Evil and a Two-factor Model of Search for Meaning

Meaning and Evil and a Two-factor Model of Search for Meaning

Abstract Overall, I am impressed with Baumeister and von Hippel’s analysis in this essay (this issue), but I am less satisfied in “the special issue of applying meaning to life, culminating in the modern existential debates about the meaning and purpose of life...

The Current Mental Health Crisis and Meaning Therapy

The Current Mental Health Crisis and Meaning Therapy

The Old Paradigm is No Longer Working The WHO World Mental Health Survey (WMH) shows that trauma exposure is common; about 70% of people experience lifetime traumas. If untreated, trauma leads to depression, PTSD, and suicide. Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased...

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