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Therapeutic relationships and dialogue
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
Depression, bipolar depression; depressive personality disorder
2nd fundamental motivation: Life and personal attitude
Hysteria, somatoform disorders, histrionic personality disorder
4th Fundamental Motivation: Existential meaning
Existential Analysis theory of motivations
3rd fundamental motivation: Personhood and personality
PSYCHOTHERAPY DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY:
4 modules per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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
Other personality disorders (narcissistic and borderline)
CERTIFICATE IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS:
This Introductory seminar is for individuals looking for either:
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
COUNSELING DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY:
4 modules per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
*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
1st fundamental motivation: Existence in the world and personal trust
Fear, anxiety, phobia, panic, compulsion; fearful personality disorders
Center for Existential Analysis & Logotherapy
an affiliate of GLE-International
Schizophrenic psychoses and paranoid pathology
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.
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.