Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Program Presented by Wellness House

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, October 31 – December 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Staff Registration Required

Experiencing cancer directly can be deeply affecting, potentially shaking one’s sense of themselves and life in general, leading to distress. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy has been designed by leading psychotherapists and researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help people with cancer “understand the importance and relevance of sustaining, reconnecting with, and creating meaning in their lives through common and reliable sources of meaning.” Participants in this program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering reported improved spiritual well-being and sense of meaning, and a decreased sense of anxiety and hopelessness. This group welcomes anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis and/or their caregivers. This will be an 8-week committed group, with the expectation that participants will choose either group option and commit to attending that group.

There are two options available:

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Staff Registration Required

Please contact Michael Williams, Psy.D. at 630.654.5117 or mwilliams@wellnesshouse.org, or Maigenete Mengesha, Ph.D. at 630.654.5111 or mmengesha@wellnesshouse.org to register for this committed group before attending.

Tuesdays, October 31 – December 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Staff Registration Required

Please Contact Valerie Piazza, RN, LCPC at 630.654.5118 or

vpiazza@wellnesshouse.org to register for this committed group prior to attending.

Please also see the addition of a new Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Networking Group (1st Wednesdays of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) in the next section

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