This manual grows out of MCC workshops I have given in the last ten years to psychologists, counselors, coaches, and other mental health professionals all over the world. The feedback I have received from attendees and alumni of these workshops confirm that MCC’s focus on positive motivation and the transformation through meaning has been very helpful for those devastated by the tsunami of life.
(Preface) (Chapter One) (Chapter Two)
Existentialism and ACT
Exposition in existential terms of a case of “Negative Schizophrenia” approached by means of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Universidad de Oviedo
Universidad de Almería
The present work attempts to show, through a case study, the possibilities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) applied from existential thought. First of all we describe the symptoms referred to by a patient diagnosed as suffering from “negative schizophrenia”. These symptoms are then analyzed in existential terms, with special emphasis on the notion of “personal identity”.
Existentialism and ABC
Connecting Theory to Programming:
Using Existentialism and Adventure Based Counseling with Adolescents
East Carolina University
East Carolina University
Adventure based counseling programs have been used with adolescents in a variety of settings. Typically, adventure based counseling programs are group oriented and help participants take responsibility for their own actions, increase self-awareness and connect with others. One potential limitation of adventure based counseling programs is that they are rarely identified with any established counseling theory.
Harm Reduction Approaches
to Addiction Treatment
Harm reduction (HR)
approaches to addiction treatment are famous mostly
for ending up on the front pages of newspapers: tax-payer
funded sites for injection drug users to shoot up, supplying
heroin to heroin addicts, needle exchanges, and the
on Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy
Dr. Paul T. P. Wong has given workshops and courses
on Meaning-Centered Counseling around the world. We
are happy to post the course syllabus and lecture notes
of the Meaning-Centered Course given by Dr. Paul Wong
at Tyndale University College; these lecture notes will
be posted in installments on this webside. The course
explores Dr. Yalom's existential psychotherapy, Dr.
Viktor Frankl's logotherapy and Wong's integrative meaning-centered
counselling. If you have any questions regarding the
course, please contact
to addiction treatment
The public in Canada
and the United States has been educated (or, perhaps
more accurately, ‘trained’) to accept Hollywood’s
version as the addict’s reality. Professionals
label this the ‘abstinence approach’, which
sees the recovering addict doomed to struggle throughout
What Makes Therapy Theraputic?
makes therapy therapeutic? Is it transference and counter
transference? Is it the therapeutic alliance? Is it
unconditional positive regard? Yes! All these are therapeutic.
However, we need to ask deeper philosophical questions
about the nature of this relationship...."
positive psychology for radical times
terrorism, radical fundamentalism, natural disasters,
AIDS, ethno-geographical wars, oppressive regimes, devastating
poverty and the widening gap between the haves and have-nots
indicate that the state of the world is not well. Radical
positive psychology is needed for the radical times
of 21st century..."
Frankl: Prophet of Hope and Herald of Positive Psychology
"The legacy of
Viktor Frankl was assessed in terms of his prophet voice
of hope and his contribution to positive psychology.
Viktor Frankl’s (1985) tragic optimism (TO) posits
that one can remain optimistic in spite of tragic experiences..."
The Mental Health of Immigrant
Women & Their Rights
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"It is the contention
of my presentation today that the mental health of immigrant
women are often affected by their lack of language skills,
coping skills in Canada, information about medications
and their understanding of their rights within the mental
and Spiritual Wisdom Traditions
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
"Some thirty years
after its birth as a field of study, transpersonal psychology
is moving into a new level of maturity and possibility.
Its central interests are becoming both more well-defined
and more broad-ranging. Its applications in clinical
and counseling psychology, health care, social services,
education, business settings, and community development
are growing in number and depth..."