Dr. Lilian C. J. Wong was Associate Professor and School Counselling Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC (2001-2006), and Associate Professor of Psychology at Tyndale University College, Toronto, ON (2006-2009). She served as Psycho-Educational Consultant, School Psychologist, and Area Counsellor for several school boards in Ontario and British Columbia (1973-2001).
Dr. Wong is internationally recognized for her research on multicultural competencies in clinical supervision. Her other areas of research include cross-cultural psychological assessment, multicultural counselling, play therapy, resilience, moral and character development, emotional and social intelligence, ethical issues in counselling, and clinical supervision.
She is co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping (2006), The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Spirituality (2007/2012), A Brief Handbook on Meaning-Centered Counseling and Therapy (2010), and The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Addiction Recovery (2013).
She has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, including at universities in Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, on Meaning-Centered Approach to Grief Therapy, Play Therapy, and counselling children, adolescents, and families. She has often been invited to lecture and give training workshops in local community agencies. She travels worldwide with her husband, Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, speaking on Meaning Therapy. She also has a private practice in Toronto.
Throughout her academic and professional career, Dr. Wong has been actively involved in psychological research and psychotherapy related communities and associations.
- Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute Inc., Vice President (2004-present)
- International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM), Member of Board of Directors and Director of Education and Professional Development, (2001-present)
- American Psychological Association (APA), Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17), Supervision and Training Section, Co-Chair, Executive Board (2011-2013) and Treasurer (2015-2017)
- Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT), Member of Executive Board, (2010-2016)
- Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association, Board member (2010-2013)