Monthly Archives: July 2011

Logotherapy skill-set

A couple of years ago I started to cull the skills that I had learned in my therapy practice and write a clear set of skills that could be practiced and sharpened. In the coming year my plan is to … Continue reading

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Is logotherapy short-term therapy?

Short-term therapy is more in fashion these days. Bodies that are paying for therapy don’t want it to drag on. Clients also don’t want it to drag on. Is logotherapy a short-term therapy? If so, what makes it different from … Continue reading

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Logotherapy in marriage

An individual feels his life is meaningful when he can find a purpose to his existence; life is worth living. Similarly a couple feels their marriage is meaningful when they can find a purpose to the marriage and when they … Continue reading

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A matter of relationship

The following should be attached to the beginning of the post What Makes Logotherapy Different? The subject of logotherapy is meaning and the purpose of logotherapy is to discover meaning, because when there is meaning in life there is a … Continue reading

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The difference between seeing and hearing

I want to add two more points of difference that sets logotherapy apart from other approaches. The spiritual encounter Once at a therapy conference (a general, not logotherapy conference) someone from the audience asked one of the speakers: “What do … Continue reading

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What makes logotherapy different?

Meaning-centered We’re not focused on the problem but on the meaning and on the person behind the problem who is being challenged with this. We want to look at who this person is and we assume that everything that happens … Continue reading

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How to develop awareness

What are logotherapeutic skills? How can these skills be practiced and sharpened? To be human, says Frankl is to be conscious. What are humans conscious of? We can divide this in a very general way into awareness of self and … Continue reading

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Logotherapeutic skills more than it seems

There exists a tension in logotherapy between the need to learn skills and logotherapy being a basic orientation to life. If it is a theoretical therapeutic approach, then like any other approach there are skills to be practiced and concrete … Continue reading

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Questioning

Great Questioners: Socrates, Frankl, Jesus and Little Children This was the heading of the conference topic given by Dr.Paul Welter. The funniest thing is the truth, he said. (A good book he recommended is called Truth in Comedy) A kid … Continue reading

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A logotherapy practicum supervision

A Workshop on Practicum Supervision: PRACTICUM: Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA) in Clinical Practice The next presentation at the logotherapy conference was a workshop presented by Julius Rogina, PhD and Michael Winters, PhD (These notes will be very sketchy because … Continue reading

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