Lilian C. J. Wong, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., RP (Founder of INPM)

Lilian Wong

Lilian C. J. Wong received her training in psychology from:

  • University of British Columbia (Ph.D., Counselling Psychology)
  • University of California in Los Angeles (Courses in Family Systems, Psychopathology, and Learning Disabilities)
  • University of Texas at Austin (M.A., Educational Psychology)

Dr. Wong was Associate Professor and School Counselling Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC (2001-2006), and Associate Professor of Psychology at Tyndale University, Toronto, ON (2006-2009).

She served as Psycho-Educational Consultant, School Psychologist, and Special Education Specialist for several school boards in Ontario and British Columbia (1973-2001).

Dr. Wong is internationally recognized for her research on multicultural competencies in clinical supervision. Her other areas of research include cross-cultural psychological assessment, multicultural counselling, play therapy, resilience, moral and character development, emotional and social intelligence, ethical issues in counselling, and clinical supervision.

She is co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping (2006), The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Spirituality (2007/2012), A Brief Handbook on Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy (2010), The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Addiction Recovery (2013), and Inspirations for Difficult Times (2019).

She has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, including at universities in Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, on Meaning-Centered Approach to Grief Therapy, Play Therapy, and counselling children, adolescents, and families. She travels worldwide with her husband, Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, speaking on Meaning Therapy.

Throughout her academic and professional career, Dr. Wong has been actively involved in local communities and international psychological associations.