Meaning Therapy

Paul T. P. Wong

Ph.D., C.Psych. | President, INPM

Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych. has been a professor and clinical psychologist for over four decades. Internationally known for his meaning research and therapy, he is also a recognized leader in the second wave of positive psychology. He is the president of the International Network on Personal Meaning and Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute Inc., and the recent recipient of the Carl Rogers Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Div. 32) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Wong is a frequent keynote speaker worldwide, and his lectures and workshops are known for his passion, inspiration, and innovative interventions.

Five reasons for adding MT to your clinical toolbox:

  1. Help clients learn the meaning-mindset to bring about fundamental changes;
  2. Repair the worst and bring out the best in your clients;
  3. Move your clients from self-awareness and self-actualization to self-transcendence;
  4. Turn tragedy into triumph through meaning; and
  5. Master your clients’ natural capacities to achieve healing and flourishing.


This is a rare opportunity to learn from Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, founder of integrative meaning therapy (also known as meaning-centered counselling and therapy) in a two-day intensive workshop. His teachings on the core principles and practices of healing and flourishing through meaning have influenced both researchers and practitioners globally, through his publications and workshops.

This workshop introduces meaning therapy (MT) as a recent extension and integration of Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy with cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychotherapy. As meaning is the holistic central construct, MT is inherently integrative. With respect to its positive orientation, MT focuses on the central role of meaning in healing and flourishing as supported by mounting empirical evidence. The strength of MT is that it is pluralistic and flexible, tailored to the needs of each individual client and, at the same time, makes use of clients’ innate capabilities in meaning-seeking and meaning-making. Additionally, MT emphasizes the human need for meaning for mental health and personal fulfillment. This workshop will teach innovative meaning therapy interventions, also known as existential positive interventions.

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Participants will learn…

  • How to repair the worst and bring out the best in people’s lives through meaning
  • How to integrate logotherapy and existential therapy with CBT, ACT, and positive psychotherapy
  • How to make positive lasting changes from cultivating the meaning-mindset to meaning-focused coping
  • How to use innovative positive interventions to restore hope, happiness, and passion for living
  • How to improve positive mental health through Meaningful Living Groups


Participants will come having read…

Safe and Effective Use of Self

Lilian C. J. Wong

Ph.D. | Educational Director, INPM

Lilian C. J. Wong, Ph.D. was an Associate Professor and School Counselling Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University and Associate Professor of Psychology at Tyndale University College. She has over two decades of experience as a psycho-educational consultant and school psychologist in public school boards in Ontario and British Columbia. She has been in private practice for many years, specializing in children, adolescents, and families. Internationally recognized for her research on multicultural competencies in clinical supervision, she has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops all over the world.


This four-day* intensive course by Dr. Lilian C. J. Wong integrates personal and professional development. Since the therapist is the primary instrument in practicing psychotherapy, how to develop and make the best use of self needs to be an essential part of professional training. This 30-hour course partially fulfills the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

*Part 1 will be held during the Summer Institute; Part 2 will be offered online.


Participants will…

  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of the therapist’s subjective context on the therapeutic process
  • Recognize the impact of power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship
  • Protect client from imposition of the therapist’s personal issues
  • Employ effective and congruent verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Use of self-disclosure appropriately


Participants will be sent the required readings after registration.

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