My uncle is a distinguished and highly respected specialist who holds a PhD in psychology. He is involved in a unique conference called "Conference on Personal Meaning." I think we can all benefit from learning more about ourselves. Here's the info:
The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) is pleased to announce the 6th Biennial International Meaning Conference to be held August 5-8, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. The main conference theme this year is: Creating a psychologically healthy workplace: Meaning, spirituality and engagement and is co-hosted by the INPM and Sunshine Coast Health Centre.
In today's highly competitive global economy, building human strengths and fostering resilience at the personal and organizational levels are more important now than ever before. This conference focuses on the positive psychology of meaning, virtues, spirituality, personal responsibility, and worker engagement in enhancing well-being and productivity. The pre-conference workshops emphasize positive psychotherapy, strengths-based assessment, existential and spiritually oriented clinical skills, etc.
INPM brings together world's leading thinkers, researcher, and practitioners to tackle the challenge of creating positive organizations that can survive and flourish in a difficult and uncertain economic time.
The conference will place a premium on providing delegates with opportunities for interactions with speakers and other delegates. Through the principle of collective strategic networking, we hope the conference will facilitate a new vision for the 21st Century and help define what it means to be a psychologically healthy workplace.
We welcome participation by psychologists, counsellors, business & life coaches, human resource specialists, organizational scholars, business consultants, occupational health & safety personnel, as well as leaders in business, industry and non-profit organizations. Students and anyone interested in developing a fulfilling career or vocation are also welcome.
For more information, please go to: http://www.meaning.ca/
Dr. Paul Wong Brief Bio
Dr. Paul T. P. 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 Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University (TWU), 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 had 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. Currently, he devotes most to his time to writing and private practice.