Meaning Therapy

Dr. Paul Wong
 
Paul T. P. Wong’s Contribution to Existential Therapy

Paul T. P. Wong’s Contribution to Existential Therapy

Meaning therapy (MT; Wong, 2010, 2016) is also known as meaning-centered counseling and therapy (MCCT). It is based on Frankl’s logotherapy, but is extended to integrate with cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychotherapy. Thus, it is a pluralistic approach...

International Psychology and I: A Reflection

International Psychology and I: A Reflection

My birth and historical and cultural background as a Chinese combined with my higher education and academic career as a Canadian have destined me to be an international psychologist. Since my days as a graduate student, all that is within me has recoiled from...

How to Measure Existential Meaning

How to Measure Existential Meaning

Note This is a manuscript review of the paper published as George, L. S., & Park, C. L. (2016). The Multidimensional Existential Meaning Scale: A tripartite approach to measuring meaning in life. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication....

The Deep-and-Wide Hypothesis in Giftedness and Creativity

The Deep-and-Wide Hypothesis in Giftedness and Creativity

Authors Co-authored with Piers Worth, Ph.D., Bucks New University, London, UK.Abstract This paper provides empirical findings from four different sources that lend credence to the deep-and-wide (DAW) hypothesis (Wong, 2012) in accounting for giftedness and creativity....

Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics

Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics

Authors Co-authored with Timothy Reilly, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, University of Notre Dame Abstract This presentation will conclude my research project on Viktor Frankl’s self-transcendence (ST) model as a framework of applying virtue ethics. My focus in this...

The Varieties of Self-Transcendence: The Good and the Bad

The Varieties of Self-Transcendence: The Good and the Bad

President’s Report for the Positive Living Newsletter (January 2017). Read the rest of the newsletter here. Recently, I have touted the benefits of self-transcendence (ST) in several publications (e.g., Wong, 2016a, b). Since all things exist...

Proposed Guidelines for Collaborative Research

Proposed Guidelines for Collaborative Research

Why do we need collaborative research? It is needed because of the complex and holistic nature of any human phenomenon. In order to advance the common good, we need to learn from each other and work together towards a better understanding of human...

Good Work: The Meaning-Centered Approach (MCA)

Good Work: The Meaning-Centered Approach (MCA)

Introduction This chapter focuses on the notion of good work from a meaning-centered approach (MCA). MCA views good work at three levels: the individual, the organization, and society. At the individual level, good work means that employees are empowered through...

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