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You Can Hope Again

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Dec 20, 2023

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In this Christmas session, the world is full of bad news, from devastating wars and humanitarian crises to mental health problems (CBC News, 2023). But we can hope again because Christ was born in a manger more than 2 thousand years ago. My 2002 Christmas message reflected hope. I want to share it again with […]

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Starting with Ourselves

Christy Gualtieri

Posted Dec 20, 2023

Before my kids were born, I worked at a coffee shop–the kind you could almost tell the time by depending on the seasonal drinks that were offered. Light and airy iced teas in the spring, for example, and fancy coffees that were little more than well-disguised milkshakes in the summer. The autumn was marked by […]

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From Humanistic Horizons to Logotherapeutic Aspirations: A Counselling Odyssey of Meaning and Transformation

Juster Donal Sinaga

Posted Dec 20, 2023

My journey in the realm of guidance and counselling commenced in 2002 when I embarked on a bachelor’s degree at Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I immersed myself in various psychological theories but it was humanistic psychology that captured my attention and eventually became the guiding light in my academic and personal […]

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President’s Column: Is Existential Wellbeing the Key to Positive Mental Health?

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 28, 2023

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I don’t want to bore you with all the current statistics about our mental health crisis. You already know that the prevalence rates of depression, drug overdoses, and suicide among young people. The challenge before us is how to solve the mental health crisis without solely depending on the medial model (Wong & Laird, 2023). […]

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Spirituality as a Way of Life

Lok Sang Ho

Posted Sep 25, 2023

Spirituality is transcending the narrow self to see a greater life, one that makes no distinction in terms of ethnicity, creed, religion, or political affiliation. Too bad many people are trapped by their narrow perspectives, which breed hatred, discrimination, and anger. They become easily irritated, full of worries, and anxiety. Each day becomes a struggle. […]

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Obituary: Remembering Joshua Wong

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 25, 2023

Official Obituary of Joshua Wong (王嘉倫 aka 王載勝)1945 – 2023 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Joshua Wong (王嘉倫 aka 王載勝), devoted father of Marcus, Mimi, Colin, Sarah, Cynthia; father-in-law of Janny, Chan Jung Tsung, John, Man; loving grandfather of Martin, Myron, Justin, Jeffery & Jocelyn. Our father passed […]

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Is There Life Beyond the Medical Model?

Don Laird

Posted Sep 25, 2023

Any branch of psychology that continues to ignore or dismiss the significance of meaning, creativity, and spirituality will fail us. Make no mistake, my roots are firmly in team science. In fact, I stand in awe of it. Science alone has produced brilliant medical treatments and cures and has conceived sophisticated tools that allow us […]

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Can We Reduce Addiction to Brain Chemistry?

Geoff Thompson

Posted Sep 25, 2023

Novelist Margaret Atwood pointed out that our modern world is obsessed with the concrete. Her example: Many people want to believe in the story of Noah’s ark in the Bible, but they really don’t. So, they’re desperately hoping an archeologist will dig up a piece of the ark, which will then make the story real […]

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