Center for Existential Analysis
Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse
Alfried Längle, MD, PhD
Dr. Längle studied medicine and psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Rome, Toulouse and Vienna. After years of hospital work in general medicine and psychiatry, he started a private practice in psychotherapy, general medicine and clinical psychology in Vienna (since 1982). At the same time he began his close collaboration with Viktor Frankl (1983-1991). He is the founder and president (since 1983) of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna). Dr. Längle is a constant lecturer at the Universities of Vienna (since 1984), Innsbruck (1994), Moscow (2000), Buenos Aires (2000) and Mendoza (2000).
Mike Mathers, MSc, MA, RCC
Mike has over 10 years of experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, stress, trauma, anger management, identity issues, and existential concerns. He works as a group therapist in a forensic setting where he co-facilitates treatment groups for male offenders. He also runs groups for depression and anxiety and an addiction group with the Mood Disorders Association of BC. Mike sees clients in private practice and teaches addictions counselling at the Vancouver College of Counselor Training. He has an interest in meditation and his currently focused on cultivating mindfulness in his everyday activities.
Daniel W. Parker, PhD
Dr. Parker is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. He has practiced, taught, and presented on existential psychology at various universities and conferences in North America, Latin America, and Europe. He began studying Existential Analysis under Alfried Längle in 2006 and has over 10 years experience working as an existential psychotherapist. In addition to being on the training faculty of the Center for Existential Analysis and Logotherapy, Dr. Parker is one of the founding members of the Existential Analysis Society in Vancouver, Canada.
Beth Daley, MEd, RCC
Beth studied Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and is currently working as a therapist at Jewish Family Services in Vancouver. She was a member of the first English-speaking cohort for Existential Analysis, which began in Canada in 2006 and was one of the first graduates of the program. Along with her good friend Kari-Ann Thor, she helped write and co-teach Existential Living workshops, which are professional development courses with Existential Analysis themes. She is currently a trainer for the 4th cohort in Existential Analysis in Vancouver and is excited to see EA growing. She is enthusiastic about the EA approach to living and counseling and is pleased to be involved in the newly begun EA Canada Society as member of the board. She also wrote and teaches an online Psychology course for grade 12 students. Although she is originally from Pasadena, California, she currently resides in lovely White Rock, British Columbia with her husband and three children.