ALFRIED LÄNGLE, M.D., PH.D.
Founder and past President of the International Society of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis (GLE-International), Vienna, Austria
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 PARKER, PH.D.
Dr. Parker is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in private practice. He has 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 15 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.
KÄRI-ANN THOR, M.A., RCC
Registered Counselling Supervisor (ACCT)
Certified Existential Analyst; Trainer (Existential Analysis Society of Canada)
Existential / Authentic Living Workshop series - Co-Developer, Trainer of Facilitators
Käri-Ann’s first career was in outdoor education followed by over 20 years working with children, youth, and families. She is very passionate about experiential learning and thoroughly enjoys instructing at a counsellor training college and also has a private practice, which includes both group and individual supervision. Her approach is varied, but is deeply rooted in existential analysis, savouring advocacy of the human being and honouring of their experiences. Kari-Ann is active with the Existential Analysis Society of Canada as a board member, and trainer of three cohorts. When she is not working, she likes to spend her time in the mountains, on the water, and in the garden.
DERRICK KLAASSEN, PH.D., R. PSYCH
Dr. Klaassen is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Trinity Western University (Vancouver, BC) and psychologist in private practice at Limina Psychology. Dr. Klaassen has been involved with Existential Analysis for over 15 years. He currently serves as the chair of the board and as a clinical trainer for the Existential Analysis Society of Canada. His psychotherapeutic practice focuses on assisting clients with a variety of concerns, including rehabilitation from chronic or serious illnesses, personal/spiritual development, as well as general psychological concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, etc.). He also provides EA-related clinical supervision and self-experience. As a professor, Dr. Klaassen teaches graduate courses in professional ethics, psychopathology, research design and provides clinical and research supervision.
JANELLE KWEE, PSY.D., R.PSYCH.
Dr. Janelle Kwee is the Director of Clinical Training and Full Professor in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Adler University, Vancouver campus, and provides clinical and consulting services privately as a Registered Psychologist (BC)
through Limina Psychology in Fort Langley, BC. Dr. Kwee is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in primary care psychology and community mental health. Dr. Kwee regularly presents lectures, workshops, and trainings in academic and community settings. She has been involved in Existential Analysis since 2009, and is a founding member, trainer, and current board member with the Existential Analysis Society of Canada.
ROCHELLE CHAPMAN, M.A., RCC
Rochelle has an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Regent College. She began her career at a non-profit, leading experiential groups for people in recovery from addiction. Since 2009, she has been in private practice in downtown Vancouver, BC working with individuals and couples. As a trainer, Rochelle’s passion is teaching and modelling phenomenology. She leads seminars for EA Canada in Vancouver and Alberta. In her spare time, you would most likely find her doing something outdoors with her two daughters or baking something delicious.