../../ 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference

The main conference theme is: Living well and dying well: New frontiers in positive psychology, therapy and spiritual care.

It addresses the existential/spiritual issues that confront individuals in their journey through life and the character strengths they need to survive and flourish in trying situations.

The conference brings together leading authorities to provide the latest developments in research, intervention and spiritual insight on how to live fully and vitally with the awareness of suffering and death. Professional workshops include logotherapy, humanistic-existential therapy, meaning-centered counseling and narrative therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  1. Thomas Attig, Author of Applied Philosopher, Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, currently an adjunct faculty of thanology, King's College
  2. Roy Baumeister, Professor of Psychology, South Florida University, author of numerous books, such as Meanings in life, Evil, and The Cultural Animal
  3. Robert A. Neimeyer, Dunavant University Professorship in the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and Editor of Death Studies.
  4. Salvatore Maddi, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavaior, University of California at Irvine, and Founder of the Hardiness Institute
  5. Kirk Schneider, a licensed psychologist, an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook Graduate School and the California Institute of Integral Studies, current president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute and editor of Journal of Humanistic Psychology
  6. Paul T. P. Wong, a licensed psychologist, Professor and Chair of Psychology at Tyndale University College, Founder of the International Network on Personal Meaning and the International Society of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, architect of the International Conferences on Personal Meaning
  7. Jeffrey Zeig, a licensed psychologist and marriage & family therapist, Founder and Director of Milton H. Erickson Foundation, architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, President of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen behavioral sciences publishers, an invited speaker at major universities and teaching hospitals.

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Grace Akallo, Adam Blatner, Victor Cicirelli, Chris Davis, Grafton Eliason, Kenneth Hart, Marnin Heisel, Mark Landau, Dmitri Leontiev, Israel Orbach, Michael F. Pare, Jordan Peterson, Nancy Reeves, Gary T. Reker, Adrian Tomer, Ryan Niemiec, and H. T. Tseng

The forthcoming Meaning Conference will also offer many professional workshops, such as Logotherapy, Meaning-Centered Counselling and Narrative Therapy, Humanistic-Existential therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Therapy, and Grief Counselling.

The Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from and leading authorities about the latest developments in clinical skills, research findings, and spiritual insights on life's big questions:

  • How do we live vitally and meaningfully with the awareness of aging, illness and death?
  • What is a good death? What is the role of meaning and faith in dying well?
  • How is living well related to dying well?
  • How do we prepare people psychological and spiritually for life-threatening events and personal mortality?
  • How can we help people maintain a sense of hope, meaning and happiness in nursing homes and hospice-palliative care?
  • What kind of character strengths and virtues are essential for resilience in trying situations?

All attendees from outside North American will enjoy a 40% discount of conference registration fees.

CEU Credits

This program is co-sponsored by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits for Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Counselors, and Nurses. Please contact The Erickson Foundation at susan@erickson-foundation.org for more information.

Call For Papers

Presentation types: Poster, paper, symposium, and workshop. Abstracts for poster and paper submissions should be about 500 words. Proposals for symposia should include a 500-word overview and short abstracts (about 200 words) by individual participants. Proposal for workshop should include a 1000-word overview. Please submit all abstracts to pwong@tyndale.ca .

Deadline for abstract submissions: May 15, 2008
Notice of acceptance: Before June 16, 2008

См. также

  1. Web address of 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference