I offer retreat leaderships that help faith-based groups access their traditions and provide space for significant storytelling. I am able to work with the vision of stakeholders that ask me to be present through team-building or to take information gleaned from consultations to develop retreats that can help organizations develop stronger internal relationships.
About Dr. Edward Ng
Edward En-Heng Ng is a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Vancouver. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Ed was a high school science teacher for 5 years in Vancouver and Hong Kong, and then, after attending Regent College (MDiv 2008), he pastored in a small congregation for another 4 years. After realizing that his theological studies did not suitably equip him for working with people, he enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology (Pasadena, CA), from which he graduated with a Doctor of Psychology degree in 2016. During his doctoral studies, Ed was introduced by his academic advisor Al Dueck to the field of cultural psychology, which focuses on how people groups tend to speak of themselves instead of relying on Western psychology to describe them. Ed’s enduring academic interest since then has centered around critical psychology and the applications of cultural psychology and relational psychoanalysis to clinical or counselling contexts.
Ed has taught at Trinity Western University and Regent College in the areas of diversity and counselling. He is also the founder of the Eastgate Project and hosts its podcast, which focuses on the intersections of psychology, theology, and the experiences of the Asian diaspora. Ed lives in Richmond, BC, with his wife and two sons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why ask a psychologist with an eye for culture to lead my retreat?
Through facilitating individual storytelling, I am able to help organizations clarify how personal narratives inform and influence organizational ones. In a societal climate that increasingly holds awareness of ethnicity and culture to be important factors in healthy groups, a psychologist who is able to draw out a group’s story can help that group function in a more loving way.
Why do we need to know our organizational narrative?
A coherent organizational narrative that takes into account the history, vision, and values of the people can help guide institutional commitments and decision-making.
Who would benefit from a retreat?
Leaders who are responsible for setting the culture of their organization. Executives, pastors, elders, and managers are some of these people.
What other benefits can be had from a retreat?
Bonding with other retreat participants can help change workplace culture by providing opportunities for coworkers to interact in a more informal setting