Conference Schedule


Time
Day 1 - May 27 (Friday)Day 2 - May 28 (Saturday)Day 3 - May 29 (Sunday)
09:30–11:00OPENING CEREMONY
(09:30 – 10:15)
Conference Welcome

Mark Yang, PsyD and Louis Hoffman, Ph.D. (Saybrook University)
Conference Opening Address
Rainbow Ho Ph.D. (Centre on Behavioral Health)
KEYNOTE SPEECH with Q&A
Healers Heal Thyself: Trauma-Informed Care within a Humanistic Lens

Theopia Jackson, Ph.D. (Saybrook University)
THERAPY SKILL DEMONSTRATION
Practicing Existential-Hermeneutical-Phenomenological Therapy: Skill Building Demonstration

Todd Dubose, Ph.D. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)

Existential-Humanistic Therapy Demonstration
Louis Hoffman, Ph.D. (Saybrook University)
11:00–11:15
TEA BREAK
11:15-12:30KEYNOTE SPEECH with Q&A
Post-Modern “Weak” Therapy: Echoes from Ancient Taoist Wisdom

Todd Dubose, Ph.D. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
(10:30 – 12:00)
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
(Theme: Human Potential)

Rainbow Ho, Ph.D.
Louis Hoffman, Ph.D.
Theopia Jackson, Ph.D.
Jung Kee Lee, Ph.D.
THERAPY SKILL DEMONSTRATION
The Warrior Heart of a Child:
Working with Complex Trauma in Fostering Posttraumatic Growth

Theopia Jackson, Ph.D. (Saybrook University)

IKinaesthetic Imagining
Ilene Serlin, Ph.D. (Private Practice, San Francisco, USA)
12:30–14:00
LUNCH
14:00-15:15PRESENTATIONS
Transcultural Migration: An Existential Pursuit of At-Homeness

Anne Hsu, M.A. (Saybrook, University)

The Existential Meanings of "Family" Through the Eyes of Feng ZiKai, a Chinese Writer, Painter, and Cartoonist. Albert Chan, Ph.D. (Beijing Normal Univ.)

The Essential Nature of Equanimity within Psychology
Dominic Hosemans, M.A. (Monash University, Australia)

Encounter and Self-Renunciation in the Naqshbandi Spiritual Sufi Path: Parallels to Psychotherapy
Farid Adjtoutah (Private Practice, China)

Poong-ryu-do (風流道) and Meta-Existential Therapy
Jung Kee Lee, Ph.D. (Existential Therapy Institute, Korea)
PRESENTATIONS
Madame Butterfly: East, West, & Art as a Philosophical Medium

Candice Hershman, Ph,D, (Santa Rosa Junior College)

An East-West Search for Meaning:
A Taoist-Phenomenological Epistemology

Rodger Broome, Ph.D. (Utah Valley Univ)

Assessing the Authentic Self-
Somatic and Emotional Integration

Jenna Noah, M.A. (Saybrook Univ.)

A Case Study of How Conditioned Social Values Diminish Human Authenticity and Potential from the Perspective of Zhi-Mian Psychology
Wang Xuefu, Ph.D. (Nanjing Zhi-Mian Institute)

The Human Potential of Attitude Change: A Phenomenological Perspective on Logotherapy
Bruce Lee (Alliant International Univ.)
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
(Theme: Authenticity)

Mark Yang, PsyD
Ilene Serlin, Ph.D.
Nathaniel Granger, PsyD
Todd Dubose, Ph.D.
Wang Xuefu, Ph.D.
15:15–15:30
TEA BREAK
15:30–17:30WORKSHOPS
Multiculturalism in Action: Honoring Cultural Lessons of Resiliency

Theopia Jackson, Ph.D. (Saybrook University)

Using Literature to Grow
Jason Dias, PsyD (Saybrook University).
WORKSHOPS
Working with Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth and Dance Movement Therapy

Ilene Serlin, Ph.D. (Private Practice, USA) and Rainbow Ho, Ph.D. (Centre on Behavioral Health)

The Absurdity of the Reality of One’s Ultimate “Aloneness” and One’s Search For A “Cure” In the Familiar.
Nathaniel Granger, Ph.D. (Saybrook Univ.)
WORKSHOPS &
CLOSING CEREMONY

Death and Authenticity: How the Confrontation with Death Enhances Authenticity

Mark Yang, PsyD (Saybrook Univ.) and Bruce Lee (Alliant International Univ.)

Using Your Dreams At Night as a Spark for Your Creativity
Rich Bargdill, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University)