Dr. Clara HillDr. Clara E. Hill is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. She has been President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Co-Editor of Psychotherapy Research. Awards include the Leona Tyler Award (Society of Counseling Psychology), the Distinguished Psychologist Award (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), the Distinguished Research Career Award (Society for Psychotherapy Research), and the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award (Section on Counseling and Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research, Society for Counseling Psychology). Her major research interests are helping skills, psychotherapy process and outcome, training and supervising therapists, dream work, meaning in life, and qualitative research. She has published more than 200 journal articles, 70 chapters in books, and 11 books (including Helping Skills, Dream Work in Therapy, and Consensual Qualitative Research).

Dr. Hill will be giving the following keynote lecture as well as participating in the panel on Working with Meaning in Life Issues for the 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference, July 28-31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.


Keynote Title

Meaning in Life in Psychotherapy

Scheduled for Friday, July 29, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Abstract

In this talk, I will define meaning in life and describe a new measure that we have developed to assess it. Then, I will review the results of studies we have conducted examining how therapists work with meaning in life in psychotherapy, focusing on indications and contraindications for working with meaning in life and also on techniques that have been used to work with meaning in life. Finally, I will focus on how to study the process and outcomes of working with meaning in life in psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about different definitions of meaning in life
  2. Participants will learn about the measurement of meaning in life
  3. Participants will learn about indications and contraindications for working with meaning in life in psychotherapy
  4. Participants will learn about specific techniques that therapists have used for working with meaning in life in psychotherapy.

Panel Title

Working with Meaning in Life Issues

Scheduled for Friday, July 29, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

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