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Featured Member: Sergio Bero

I graduated in Psychology at the University of Deusto, located in my hometown, Bilbao. This city in Northern Spain has an indisputable personality: cold at first, but warm when you let yourself fall in love with it. Deusto’s broadly behavioral approach combined well with the more biological approach that I experienced in the Middlesex University […]

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A Meaning-Centered Approach to Treatment Planning

Dan Jordan

Posted Dec 22, 2021

This past August, INPM hosted a virtual conference on suffering and flourishing during the pandemic. It was an eye-opening experience because it was our first virtual conference. It also served as a reminder that life requires that we adapt to new realities. The losses and deaths of the pandemic also served as a reminder that […]

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Back to Nature

Geoff Thompson

Posted Dec 22, 2021

In my work at a residential mental health facility this year, I was necessarily conscious of how the pandemic has affected mental health. Now, in the pandemic’s second year, both clients and staff seem to be struggling well, a positive situation that I like to think is related to our meaning-centered therapeutic program. Still, I’ve […]

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The Cultural Currency of Meaning

Charcy Evers

Posted Dec 22, 2021

This is a picture of my daughter’s 14th birthday party. It’s a far cry from the year before, when I hired a driver and van and with Drake blaring, took 15 girls singing at the top of their lungs, to an overpriced and underwhelming hibachi dinner. In this picture, we are 2 months into lockdown, […]

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In Memoriam: Irmeli I. Sjölie, BSc, DSc (HC)

We are saddened by Irmeli’s passing on November 27, 2021. For almost a decade, she supported and contributed to the mission of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM). In 2004, she conducted a workshop at 3rd Meaning Conference: Transforming Suffering, Loss and Death through Meaning, Hope & Faith. In 2006, INPM presented her with […]

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The Life of Pi

Eliana Cobain

Posted Dec 20, 2021

“Survival had to start with me.  In my experience, a castaway’s worst mistake is to hope too much and do too little.  Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate.”                                                                                                                                     Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi) Covid-19 changed the world seeing many, and differing, degrees of suffering that continued into […]

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Faith and Spirituality

Lorraine Taylor

Posted Dec 20, 2021

When I first encountered INPM’s website, I was enthralled by the expansive depth of material offered. I was captivated by the inclusion of Dr. Wong’s own vulnerability, along with his deep spirituality and faith. which attracted me to his Meaning-Centered Therapy model. I appreciate his passion incorporating suffering and resilience as critical components to finding […]

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Meaning Research

David F. Carreno
Nikolett Eisenbeck

Posted Dec 20, 2021

2021 has been a difficult year. Countless lives have been lost due to COVID-19, and it is safe to say that nearly everyone has experienced some form of suffering related to the pandemic. Nevertheless, this year has also been a year of great scientific progress. Not only have the development of vaccines saved many people, […]

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Claude-Hélène Mayer: Achievements

Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Dec 20, 2021

For 2021, I can present several achievements. From a research-based perspective, the year 2021 was highly successful: I published four co-edited books with international publishers, published one authored book, 24 authored and co-authored chapters in books with editors from Germany, the US, the UK, Japan and South Africa. Additionally, I co-edited two special issues: one […]

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