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For questions or comments and to inquire about upcoming training opportunities, please send an email to our training director at danielparkerphd@gmail.com

Therapeutic relationships and dialogue

  • Therapeutic Setting
  • Therapeutic relationship in EA, the Meeting
  • Thе guidance on conducting a talk - a therapeutic dialogue, treating resistance



Training Faculty



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).




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. 




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. 

General theory and practice of relationships

  • Love, sexuality, sexual disorders, couples therapy
  • Aggression, violence

Depression, bipolar depression; depressive personality disorder

  • Nosology and psychopathology
  • Phenomenology and the experience; Grief
  • Etiology, dynamics and forms of depression
  • Existential analytical understanding of depression
  • Depressive personality
  • Prophylaxis
  • Specific Therapy and specific techniques

2nd fundamental motivation: Life and personal attitude

  • Values and preferences as the key issues of life
  • Loss of life, coping reactions, sadness
  • Personal activity: attentive existence
  • Preconditions for transformation: 1st FM + positive experience of intimacy (closeness), time, and relationships
  • Study of Values
  • Study of Emotions
  • Fundamental values, fundamental attitudes
  • Topics related to 2nd FM: love, self-acceptance, joy, enjoyment

Hysteria, somatoform disorders, histrionic personality disorder

  • Nosology and psychopathology
  • Phenomenology and the experience
  • Etiology, dynamics and forms of hysteria
  • Existential analytical understanding of the histrionic vital experience
  • Histrionic personality development
  • Prophylaxis
  • Specific therapy and specific techniques

4th Fundamental Motivation: Existential meaning

  • The reason for existence
  • Meaning blockade and loss of meaning; coping reactions under loss of meaning; Existential turn
  • Preconditions for existential turn: 1st FM + 2nd FM + 3rd FM, the context, the terrestrial life, the will to live with meaning, method of finding meaning
  • Will-power; will strengthening method
  • The Study of Meaning; crisis intervention, the attitude change method
  • Existence, Execution, Development
  • Related topics: Religiosity/spirituality; purpose, goal setting, existential vacuum

Existential Analysis theory of motivations

  • The idea of helping and its motivation

  • The theories of motivations

  • Psychodynamics
  • Four fundamental motivations in EA

3rd fundamental motivation: Personhood and personality

  • To be able to be myself as one of the key issues of “Person”
  • Loss of self; coping reacting, forgiving
  • Respect
  • Preconditions for self-worth: 1st FM + 2nd FM - attention, justification, respect
  • Ethics, Super-ego / Social-ego
  • Person, self-distancing, self-transcendence
  • Self-worth, authenticity, consciousness
  • Selfness
  • Topics related to 3rd FM: respect, honor, self-esteem

PSYCHOTHERAPY DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY:


  • 9 additional modules, 4 days each module (Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.) 

                4 modules per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) 

  • 50 additional hours of group supervision (must present at least 7 cases from own clients)
  • ​20 additional hours self-refelction​ experience (10 of these can be done in the small groups, the rest with approved therapist)
  • 5 Exams (4 interim and 1 final)
  • Final Paper: 30 page case study or research work conducted using the existential analytical methodology (or an article published in academic journal -- no page minimum for journal article)


Training for the Psychotherapy Diploma continues from the Counseling Diploma curriculum with further seminars on clinical theory. These seminars cover diagnostics, further methods, practical training, and insight into main diagnosis like anxieties, depression, personality disorders, addiction, psychosis, and treatment of non-clinical disturbances. 


*This level qualifies a person as a certified Existential Analyst by the International Society of Existential Analysis and Logotherapy (GLE-International)


Introduction and framework to Existential Analysis

  • What is Existential Analysis (EA) and Logotherapy (LT)?

  • Definition and area of application

  • Basic Existential Analysis theory, linking the main trends of psychotherapy

  • History of EA and LT

  • Goal of Existential Analysis education in the field of psychotherapy and counselling

  • Philosophical basis and specific character of working in Existential Analysis

  • Spiritual and historical background of EA and LT

  • Existential Analysis anthropology
  • Psychometric methods of EA and LT

Other personality disorders (narcissistic and borderline)

  • Nosology and psychopathology
  • Phenomenology and the experience
  • Etiology, dynamics and forms of personality disorders
  • Existential analytical understanding
  • Specific therapy and specific techniques

CERTIFICATE IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS:


This Introductory seminar is for individuals looking for either:

  •  Professional development geared toward existential psychotherapy.
  • Or for those interested in the official diploma EA training programs for becoming an Existential Counselor or Analyst.


The Introduction to EA is 3 days in total and is offered in 1 module of 3 days (Fri., Sat., Sun.) These 3 days are required to be completed as a gateway to the certification and diploma programs. However, a stand-alone certificate issued by the CEA can also be achieved after completing the 3 days and writing a small exam. This may be used as 24 hours of CE credits for licensed professionals.


Next Intro to EA Certificate Seminar:

Nov. 2nd-4th, 2018

​Seattle, Wa

Curriculum Topics






COUNSELING DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY:


  • 13 Modules, 4 days each module (Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.) 

                4 modules per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) 

  • 100 hours of group supervision (must present at least 5 cases from own clients)
  • ​30 hours self-refelction​ experience (10 of these can be done in the small groups, the rest with approved therapist)
  • 5 Exams (4 interim and 1 final)
  • Final Paper: 20 page case study or research work conducted using the existential analytical methodology (or an article published in academic journal -- no page minimum for journal article)


*This level qualifies a person as a certified Existential Counselor by the International Society of Existential Analysis and Logotherapy (GLE-International)



General themes for clinical training

  • Existential analytical diagnostics
  • Healthy – sick: existential analytical psychopathology
  • Neurosis – psychoses – personality disorders
  • Elements of efficacy in psychotherapy

Other disorders

  • Addiction and dependence, eating disorders
  • Somatic disorder (psychosomatic)

1st fundamental motivation: Existence in the world and personal trust

  • The ability “to be” as one of the key issues of existence

  • Coping skills of inability and endurance

  • Being able to accept life outcomes

  • Preconditions to acceptance: protection, space and support

  • Trust and courage, “The armchair method” exercise

  • Relationship with the body

  • Belief in truth, fundamental trust, the basis of existence

  • Topics related to the 1st FM: quietness, truth, faithfulness, power, hope, belief
  • Phenomenology

Fear, anxiety, phobia, panic, compulsion; fearful personality disorders

  • Nosology and psychopathology
  • Phenomenology and the experience
  • Etiology, dynamics and forms of fear
  • Existential analytical understanding of anxiousness
  • Fearful personality
  • Prophylaxis
  • Specific therapy and specific techniques

Center for Existential Analysis & Logotherapy

       an affiliate of GLE-International

Schizophrenic psychoses and paranoid pathology

  • Nosology and psychopathology
  • Phenomenology and the world of experience
  • Etiology, dynamics and forms of psychoses
  • Existential analytical understanding
  • Specific therapy and specific techniques

The International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE-International) is providing a complete training program in existential psychotherapy and counseling.




What is unique about training in Existential Analysis?

Many recent graduates of counseling/psychotherapy training programs in North America note that they often do not feel well grounded in any particular approach to psychotherapy. Part of the reason for this is surely that most MA and PhD programs have adopted a generalist approach to teaching counseling/psychotherapy. This training program in Existential Analysis is designed to help psychotherapists/counselors deepen their understanding of themselves as persons and the process of psychotherapy through a well-rounded and in-depth curriculum in Existential Analysis.

Several aspects of the training in Existential Analysis are particularly unique in the North American context and thus worth noting. Firstly, as a phenomenological approach to psychotherapy/counseling, the training program is grounded first and foremost in the experiences of the trainees. We begin to understand concepts that are elaborated in the training (e.g., acceptance, trust, meaning, inner consent, etc.) by understanding the ways in which these emerge in our own lives. This approach facilitates both a deeper understanding of each concept and makes it more accessible to the therapist when it is encountered with clients. Secondly, this emergent understanding is then deepened even further in individual and small group work between seminars. Thus, each trainee is continually challenged to grow as a person and as a psychotherapist/counselor, which adds not only to his/her effectiveness as a therapist, but also deepens his/her access to felt values in life. Ultimately, the aim in our training is to ensure not only that trainees understand the theoretical content and applied techniques of Existential Analysis, but that they have matured and developed in their personalities as persons and as psychotherapists.


Purpose

The course is considered a complete training program in existential counselling and psychotherapy. It is intended for post graduate students and practitioners, but also for students at the end of their university career.



Structure and Duration of the training programs

The CEA offer two levels of training programs and a certificate program:


Each of the training programs is designed in a cohort format which allows for participants to develop deep and lasting bonds with their fellow cohort members. We have found that the great majority of participants form personal and professional relationships with their cohort members and also describe it as a integral part of the growth process that tends to occur throughout the training program. In addition, the international community of EA practitioners means that there will be many opportunities for possible research, conference presentations, and professional collaboration. We have seen that members tend to feel that this is their professional "home" and feel deeply grounded in the theory and community of Existential Analysis. 









































​​**Cohorts at both the Counseling Diploma and the Psychotherapy Diploma level with have the opportunity to study for 1 week in Vienna, Austria at the GLE Institute with Alfried Langle. (This is not mandatory aspect of the training program and will be decided as a group if all members of the cohort agree).


Minimum Admission Requirements

Persons possessing (or in a current study of) a master’s or doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, medicine, or a related field are encouraged to apply for admission to the full training program. Teachers, theologians and persons with other professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the Foundations of EA Certificate. Others may apply by a written explanation of their interest. The application will then be evaluated in a personal interview.

A personal interview is required for all applicants.


Cost (in US Dollars)

Introductory Certificate 3 day module: $390 (Professionals) / $270 (Students)


Diploma Programs: each 4 day module: $490 (Professionals) / $360 (Students)

*Each module is paid separately, you do not need to pay them all at once, you may pay them as you go.