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The “International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis – Vienna” (“Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse – Wien (GLE-International)”) is a non-profit and scientific association. Its aim is to further develop and make known the existential-analytical anthropology and its application in

  • psychotherapy

  • education

  • ministry

  • social work

  • industry, work place and management

The GLE-International is an umbrella association of all the national psychotherapeutical associations which offer training in accordance with the GLE’s principles and which see themselves als national representatives of the GLE-International. The founding members are the three German-speaking associations of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. According to the statutes, their chairpersons are automatically members of the board of the GLE-International. The rest of the board is elected by the delegates of the member associations.

The GLE-International was founded in 2002 as the legal umbrella association (stately registered in Austria).

The GLE-International is a member of

  • the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP)

  • the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)

  • the International Society of Depth Psychology, r.a. Stuttgart

  • the Martin-Heidegger Society r.a


One of the wonderful aspects of being involved in the GLE is the professional community that has been developed over the years. There are often international conferences and world congresses wherewe gather, share meaningful encounters, form friendship and develop a sense of belonging among like-minded individuals.

This a list of the many GLE affiliated societies and institutes around the world.

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Existencia: The Inter-American Journal of Existential Analysis (ISSN 0719-8671), is a bilingual collaboration between counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists from Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada. Feature articles are printed in their original language with translated abstracts. Brief articles and book reviews are printed in Spanish and English. Existencia is freely accessible via

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