“Just as physical health depends on proper nutrition, regular exercise, and clean air, so does mental health depend on meaning, love, and engagement in a supportive community,” says Dr. Wong
Dr. Paul Wong is a well-established professor, clinical psychologist, positive psychology practitioner, grief counselor, pastor, speaker, organizational consultant, and life and executive coach. Dr. Wong received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto and has held several positions teaching at various Universities – including Trent University, York University, Trinity Western University, and the University of Toronto. His expertise and knowledge has generated invitations for Dr. Wong to lecture in many Universities in North America and Asia.
“To me, positive psychology is about bringing out the noblest qualities of human beings in their struggle for survival and fulfillment in spite of the bleak condition of human existence.” – Dr. Wong
Contributions to Academia and the Community
Dr. Paul Wong is internationally known for his research on the meaning of life, successful aging, death acceptance, positive existential psychology and meaning therapy. He has published 5 books, more than 120 scholarly articles, and contributed to 60 published chapters. Dr. Wong has been cited in a variety of textbooks and journals in various topics ranging from social-personality, to animal learning, and leadership management.
Along with Dr. Paul Wong’s publications, he has several professional affiliations. He is a Founding President of the International Network on Personal Meaning and the International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.
He is president of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM), International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, and Meaning-Centered Counseling Institute Inc. (MCCI). As well as being a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Wong actively devotes his time and efforts into helping his community as a Registered Clinical Psychologist and an ordained pastor in Ontario. He and his wife maintain a private practice through the Meaning-Centered Counseling Institute, Inc. He provides professional psychological services in resolving problems and predicaments, realizing potentials for personal growth, and practicing Meaning Centered-Counseling and Therapy (MCCT).
The Power of Belief and Meaning – Is Life Worth Living?
Lie #1 – I Can’t Do Anything – Make Your Life Count
Lie #2 – Life Is All About Being Happy – Make Your Life Count
Interview: Death and meaning management theory
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Books and Monographs
Wong, P. T. P. (in progress). The positive psychology of acceptance (Invited by the Senior Editor of Springer
Wong, P. T. P. (in progress). Meaning Therapy: An integrative, existential and positive approach to counselling, coaching and therapy.
Wong, L. C. J., Thompson, G. R., & Wong, P. T. P. (Eds.) (2013). The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Addiction Recovery. Birmingham, AL: Purpose Research.
Wong, P. T. P. (Ed.). (2012). The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wong, P. T. P. (Guest Ed.). (2011). A special section on positive psychology in Canadian Psychology, 52(2).
Wong, P. T. P., & Tomer, A. (Guest Eds.). (2011). A special issue on death acceptance inDeath Studies, 35(2).
Wong, P. T. P. & Wong, L. C. J. (2010). A brief handbook on meaning-centered counseling and therapy. Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press.
Tomer, A., Grafton, E. & Wong, P. T. P. (Eds.). (2008). Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Wong, P. T. P., Wong, L. C. J., McDonald, M. J., & Klaassen, D. W. (Eds.). (2007). The positive psychology of meaning and spirituality (Proceedings of Meaning Conferences).Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press.
Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping. New York, NY: Springer.
Wong, P. T. P., & Fry, P. S. (Eds.). (1998). The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Wong, P. T. P. (Ed.). (1992). Special issue on the psychology of control. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 24(2).
Wong, P. T. P. (Ed.). (1990). Two special issues on Advances in Measuring Stress. Stress Medicine, 6, No. 2 & 3.
Wong, P. (2015). Curriculum Vitae. Retrieved from www.drpaulwong.com/curriculum-vitae/
Wong, P. (2015). Biography - DrPaulWong.com. Retrieved from http://www.drpaulwong.com/biography/