Title: Wise Therapy about Meaning and Purpose: 2017 Reboot
Affiliation: University of Roehampton
In one of the chapters of Wise Therapy (Continuum, 2001) I proposed a philosophical framework for thinking about meaning and purpose and explored how philosophical counselling, existential therapy and logotherapy can help enhance meaning in life. A lot has happened since 2001. Today we will look at how innovations in Positive Psychology, Third-Wave CBT therapies such as ACT and Meaning-focused therapies have changed the story told in 2001, and how today we can best engage in a wise therapy to help our clients – and maybe ourselves too- find more meaning and purpose in life.