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July 16 (Mon) – 19 (Thu), 2012
Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea
The Multiplicity of Therapeutic Practice in Philosophy and Humanities
Hosted by:
Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University and
Fu Jen Catholic University
The twentieth century witnessed significant advances in science, technology and medicine, which transformed living standards and revolutionized health care; yet many people in affluent societies have become increasingly vulnerable to motivational problems and mental illnesses. The realization that economic prosperity does not relieve all existential anxieties can lead to disaffection and confusion about personal goals and ambitions. This is the paradox of material wellbeing. The quality of contemporary life suffers in the midst of economic prosperity, because the relentless pursuit of material wealth neglects basic human concerns such as happiness, morality and mental health, in turn causing emotional and motivational difficulties with potentially serious psychological, social and economic consequences. The underlying problems are philosophical in nature and cannot be resolved by scientific, technological or medical interventions. They require practical solutions drawn from philosophy and the humanities. Philosophy and humanities can offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits for people in emotional distress. For example, they can help people to identify their personal values and objectives; they can correct confused or disordered thinking; they can encourage an appreciation of alternative perspectives and explore more satisfying worldviews; and it can offer insights from a long history of philosophical wisdom. This conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge of alternative traditions and allow practitioners to explore a broad range of therapeutic methods.
Your contribution to the conference can take one of three types:
·      Seminar: For theories, ideas and reflections relevant to philosophical practice and humanities therapy 
·      Workshop: For demonstrations of particular methods by practitioners
·      Seminar-Workshop: For explanations and discussions of methods
Please select the appropriate category in the accompanying proposal form. Each proposal requires a separate form.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
·         the therapeutic nature of philosophical counselling
·         the philosophy of happiness, mental health and wellbeing
·         concepts of mental illness and philosophical disease
·         psychopharmacology and the embodied mind
·         philosophical counselling throughout history
·         counselling ethics
·         financing philosophical practice
·         therapeutic Identity of humanities
·         methodologies of humanities therapy
Contributions may also address the practice of Socratic dialogue, philosophy for children, philosophical cafés, and other forms of humanities therapy.
Other activities
Special Interest Group (SIG) session: SIGs are designed to promote communication amongst people who have interest in philosophical practice. The 1st SIG session on July 16th is for people to choose the idea and the aim of the group. The 2nd SIG session on July 18th is for people to join a SIG and explore its themes. If you want to propose a SIG, please suggest a name and aim in the appropriate section of the proposal form.
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Tour (Optional): The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between South and North Korea. It is a symbol of the Cold War and gives a sense of the military confrontation between South and North Korea. This tour must be booked in advance, so if you wish to participate, please apply in the relevant section of the registration form.
Important Dates
Announcement of call for papers                                    November 7, 2011
Start of registration for participation                       
Start of registration for participation                          
                                                                                    February 6, 2012
Deadline of papers and materials for
Seminars and workshops 
                                                                                        May 21, 2012
Publication of the program                                                  May 31, 2012
The Conference                                                             July 16-19, 2012

Registration Fee
The registration fee includes accommodation from July 16th to 18th, 2012 (with 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners) and conference proceedings.
Package 1 (for 1 person in a single room)
USD 500 or EUR 360. An additional night on July 19th can be booked for USD 60or EUR 43.
Package 2 (for 2 persons in a double room)
USD 400 or EUR 288 for each person. An additional night on July 19th can be booked for USD 50or EUR 36.
Information for transferring the Registration Fee
1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, 200-701 Republic of Korea
Tel No.
Shinhan Bank
1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, 200-701 Republic of Korea
Bene’s A/C No
When you transfer the registration fee to us, please (a) indicate your name and (b) send email for your name, amount, and type of package.
Please send
your proposal, registration, paper, and materials to
The Organizing Committee
Dae-Bum Lee, Kangwon National University, Korea
Bernard Chien-Chiu Li, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Program:                 Young E. Rhee, Sun-Hye Kim, Ying-Fen Su
Treasurer:               Chan-Jong Lee, Hyosin Kim
Management:        Min-Yong Lee, Lakkil Chung, IL-Soo Yoon, Byung-Wook Choi
Promotion:              Ik-Jin Kim, Chan-Ho Eom, Kang-Ha Yu
Publication:            Sungmi Jung, Keon-Sang Yu, MiAe Kim
The Advisory Board
Yong Jung Kwon (Korea)
Dae-Bum Lee (Korea)
Lou Marinoff (USA)
Vaughana Feary (USA)
Wei-Lun Lee (Taiwan)                             
Bernard Chien-Chiu Li (Taiwan)
Oh Shin Kwon (Korea)
Gerd Achenbach(Germany)
Thomas Gutknecht (Germany)
An-bang Yu (Taiwan)
Peter Raabe (Canada)
Leon de Haas (Netherlands)
Peter Harteloh (Netherlands)
Sam Brown (UK)
Oscar Brenifier (France)
Shlomit Schuster (Israel)
Richard Forestier (Belgium)
Jose Barrientos (Spain)
Lodovico Berra (Italy)
Lucie Antoniol (Belgium)
Roxanna Kreimer (Argentina)
Jose Eustaquio (Brazil)
David Siumacher (Mexico)
Carmen Zavala (Peru)
Brooke Hallowell (USA)
Lian-hong Zhang (China)
Kathleen Adams (USA)
Shinji Hamauzu (Japan)
Sung-Jin Kim (Korea)
Kwon Jong Yoo (Korea)
Yong Tae Cho (Korea)
Zoltán Kövecses (Hungary)
Nicholas Mazza (USA)
Sherry Reiter (USA)
Kanhaiya L. Sharma (India)
Kwang-Rae Lee (Korea)
JaeChun Yu (Korea)
Kyungyul Kim (Korea)
Bong-Hee Lee (Korea)
Seung-Hwan Lee  (Korea)
Keun Mae Lee (Korea)
Heebong Choi (Korea)
Eunjoo Kang (Korea)
Myung Woo Lee (Korea)
Humanities Institute #309, 2nd B/D, College of Humanities
Kangwon National University
1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si,
Gangwon-do, 200-701, Republic of Korea
Tel:+82-33-250-7252, 7804 / Fax:+82-33-259-5742

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