Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)


Online via zoom

Presenter: Mark Yang

Many existential and humanistic scholars have been drawn to Taoist principles because of its resonance with the tenets of existentialism.  Indeed, existential thought has existed in the form of the Tao in China for over 2,500 years.  Mark will share how his passion for existential psychology led him to return to his cultural roots, back to the study of Taoism including concepts such as Wu Wei (non-intentional intentionality) non-interference, respect for natural law, harmony, attunement, emptiness, stillness, relative gradation and following the client’s lead.

He will talk with Alison for 45 minutes, there will be discussion in small breakout rooms then a Q & A for the last 30 minutes.

Can be booked as part of package of 4 conversations each Thursday in March or stand alone

About the presenter

Mark Yang, PsyD is an American licensed clinical psychologist and is actively involved in the training and supervision of psychology students from the Existential-Humanistic perspective throughout Asia. Dr. Yang is currently based in Beijing and has been instrumental in establishing Existential-Humanistic Psychology as a major orientation in the rapidly developing mental health landscape in China. Dr. Yang was an Adjunct Professor at Saybrook University and the Director of Clinical Training at the California School of Professional Psychology’s Hong Kong Campus.  His professional interests include:  Existential Psychology, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Grief and Bereavement Counseling, Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice and Cross-Cultural Psychology.  Dr. Yang is the author of the book Lighting the Candle: Taoist Principles in Supervision Conducted from an Existential-Humanistic Perspective.  He is also the editor of the book Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao:  Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi and the co-editor of the books Existential Psychology: East-West Volumes 1 & 2.  Dr. Yang was born in Taiwan and migrated to the United States when he was nine years old.  He is also a dog and cat lover.

CPD Hours: 
This event counts as 1.5 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

17/03/2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Online Via Zoom

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