The mission of the INPM is to advance the vision of Dr. Viktor Frankl and Dr. Paul T. P. Wong through meaning research, meaning-centered practice, and meaningful living groups. More specifically, the INPM advocates the big-tent approach of extending logotherapy and integrating it with the positive psychology research on meaning through collaborative efforts.
As a learned society, the INPM believes that high-quality scientific research on the positive psychology of meaning in major life domains can contribute significantly to the well-being of individuals and communities. The INPM also believes that the most effective way to advance human knowledge and well-being is through pluralism and interdisciplinary research.
The INPM affirms the potential of personal and societal transformation through the impact of websites, publications, education, meaningful living groups, and meaning-centered counseling, coaching, and consultation.
Board of Directors
Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Founder of INPM)
Bio: Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych. is Professor Emeritus of Trent University and Adjunct Professor… read more
Lilian C. J. Wong, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., RP (Founder of INPM)
Bio: Lilian C. J. Wong received her training in psychology from: University of British Columbia (Ph.D.… read more
Dr. Geoffrey R. Thompson
Bio: Geoff has a 16-year history with INPM, beginning in 2002 with the second Meaning Conference.… read more
Mega Leung M.A., R.C.C., C.T.T.S.
Bio: Mega’s involvement with the INPM began shortly after working closely with Dr. Paul Wong as… read more
Tim Yu, B.A.
Bio: Tim has been the INPM's Student Representative since 2021. He has a B.A. in Historical… read more
The INPM welcomes professionals in mental health, organizational psychology, business coaching, and education. We are the home for the meaning-centred approach to facilitating personal and organizational growth.
We provide (1) a directory of meaning-centered therapists, counsellors, and coaches for the purpose of advertising and referral; (2) workshops, courses, and a diploma program related to the meaning-centered approach; (3) consultation and opportunities for collaboration; and (4) resources related to the meaning-centered approach in addition to our Learning Library.
The INPM welcomes researchers from various disciplines, such as psychology, management, philosophy, medicine, and education.
We provide (1) a directory of researchers interested in meaning research and second wave positive psychology (PP 2.0) to facilitate collaborative research; (2) opportunities for participation and publication in the International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology; (3) access to Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s research ideas related to existential positive psychology or PP 2.0 for collaboration or outsourcing; (4) free access to all the instruments developed by Dr. Wong; and (5) resources related to meaning research and PP 2.0.
We invite members from the community to become non-professional members of our INPM family—we welcome people from all walks of life, including retirees!
We provide (1) the opportunity to contribute to the Positive Living Newsletter; (2) waived participation fees for the Meaningful Living Meetup Groups; (3) opportunities for attending the Meaning Conferences and workshops with a membership discount; (4) access to our resources, such as archives from the lessons at previous Meaningful Living Meetup Groups, the Learning Library, and self-assessment instruments; and (5) access to our directory of meaning-oriented therapists and coaches.