Announcement and Call for Papers:
Meaning Conference 2010
The conference will place a premium on providing delegates with opportunities for interactions with speakers and other delegates. Through the principle of collective strategic networking, we hope the conference will facilitate a new vision for the 21st Century and help define what it means to be a psychologically healthy workplace.
Through invited addresses, paper and poster presentations, workshops, case studies, and open sessions, a wide range of workplace issues will be explored. In addition, we welcome proposals on a variety of topics related to positive existential issues, such as the meaning in life, goal striving, values, character strengths, well-being, and meaning-oriented therapy. Submit a 300-word abstract to Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, Conference Chair (DrPaulWong@Gmail.com). Graduate student submissions are encouraged.
Deadline for submission: June 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Before June 30th. 2010
Confirmed invited speakers include:
Alexander Batthyany, PhD, President & Head of Science Dept at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna. His most recent book is Existential Psychotherapy of Meaning: Handbook of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (2009).
Joanne Ciulla, PhD, President of the Society for Business Ethics, Author of the best selling business book: The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work.
Alex Linley, PhD: President of the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology. His books include Positive Psychology in Practice (2004) and The Strengths Book (2010). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology and Co-Editor of the International Coaching Psychology Review.
Salvatore R. Maddi, PhD: Professor at the University of California (Irvine). President of The Hardiness Institute. Dr. Maddi is well known for his research on stress management and creativity. His recent book, co-authored with Deborah Khoshaba, is Resilience at Work: How to succeed no matter what life throws at you (2005)
Ryan Niemiec, PsyD: Education Director for VIA Institute on Character. He is a licensed psychologist with a special focus on positive psychology, mindfulness, and behavioral health. He co-authored Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths. He is Associate Editor of the APA journal PsycCRITIQUES.
Michael Novak, M.A.: Theologian, author, and former U.S. ambassador, he is recipient of 26 Honorary Doctoral Degrees. He is the winner of the 1994 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion and many other major awards. His books include Business as a Calling (1996); The Universal Hunger for Liberty (2004), Washington's God (2006) and No One Sees God (2008).
Alex Pattakos, PhD: He is the founder of the Center for Meaning. He is an executive coach and consultant and is the author of the international best-selling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts by applying the wisdom of Viktor Frankl to the workplace.
Paul T. P. Wong, PhD. A strong proponent of existential positive psychology, he has published widely on meaning-centered research and therapy. He is Fellow of both the APA and CPA. He is President of the Meaning-Centered Counselling Inst, and the International Network on Personal Meaning.
Jeff Zeig: President of the Milton Erickson Foundation. He has edited or authored more than 20 books that appear in eleven languages. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
More invited speakers will be added upon confirmation.
CE credits will be available through the Milton Erickson Foundation. This conference is ideal for all those who are concerned with positive organizational development.
Announcing The Formation of a New Listserv Community
for Independent Humanistic-Existential-
A number of Society members who were active participants in the old Society Listserv have collaborated to resurrect the spirit and possibilities of that format by initiating a new Listserv for anyone who misses that former venue for the open exchange of ideas, perspectives, and resources. Anyone who is interested in joining this ongoing conversation of like-minded professional may do so by contacting Zeno Franco (firstname.lastname@example.org). This new venue is entirely self generated and organized, is completely independent of any official or legal entity, and, specifically, does not operate under the aegis of the Society for Humanistic Psychology or of the American Psychological Association. The purpose is simply the free and open exchange of information, ideas, and opinions, no holds barred, among independent humanistic psychologists.
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