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Monday, May 9, 2011

#29 Interview with Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.

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LogoTalk is honored and privileged today to have Dr. Paul T. P. Wong as our guest.

Dr. Wong received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto.  He has held professorial positions at various universities, such as York University, University of Toronto and Trent University. As the Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Western University, he has established an accredited and widely recognized graduate program.  More recently, he served as the Division Chair of Psychology and Business Administration at Tyndale University College.  He has been a visiting scientist to the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of British Columbia.  He has been invited to lecture in numerous universities in Asia and North America.

Dr. Wong is internationally known for his research on meaning in life, death acceptance, successful aging, positive existential psychology and meaning therapy.  He has published extensively with more than 120 scholarly journal articles, 60 invited chapters and five books.  Many of the papers have been reprinted in anthologies.  He has given keynote addresses and workshops around the world.  He has been interviewed and consulted by numerous television and radio stations, including CBC, BBC, ABC, CNN, CTV, and Global TV on psychological topics.  He has also been interviewed and consulted by major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Financial Post, the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun and the Peterborough Examiners.  He is cited by more than 6,000 websites internationally.

Dr. Wong is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.  He is the Founding President of the International Network on Personal Meaning, and the International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.  He has served many government agencies, such as National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Washington, DC and the National Advisory Council on Aging for the Ministry of Health in Ottawa.

Dr. Wong was the Founding Pastor of the Chinese Gospel Church in Toronto.  He has spent more than three decades ministering to refugees, foreign students and new immigrants.  He has contributed many articles to Christian publications and spoken at pastors’ conferences.  He enjoys mentoring young pastors.

Currently, he devotes most to his time to writing and to private practice.  He and his wife maintain a private practice through the Meaning-Centered Counseling Institute, Inc. (MCCI).  They offer professional training and supervision for those interested in Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy (MCCT) – an integrative, positive and existential approach to therapy.

Dr. Wong's Links

International Network on Personal Meaning

International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy

The Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute, Inc.

In Search of the Good Life

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong on Facebook

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong on Twitter

Dr. Wong's upcoming book The Human Quest for Meaning:  A Handbook of Psychological Research and Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition available from Routledge.

The early article mentioned on the podcast:  Wong, Paul T. P.  (1997) "Meaning-Centered Counseling:  A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Logotherapy," The International Forum for Logotherapy 20, p. 85-94.

Links from today's news items:

The Eighteenth World Congress on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy:

Viktor and I: A Film by Alexander Vesely:

The Fourth Latin American Congress on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
(4 Congreso Latinoamericano de Logoterapia y Analisis Existencial)

Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to and may you have a meaningful day.

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