Tim Lebon


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.