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log·o·ther·a·py

(log'ō-thār'ă-pē),
A form of psychotherapy that places special emphasis on the patient's spiritual life and on the physician as "medical minister."
[logo- + G. therapeia, cure]

logotherapy

[log′ōther′əpē]
Etymology: Gk, logos, word, therapeia, treatment
a treatment modality based on the application of humanistic and existential psychology to assist a patient in finding meaning and purpose in life and unique life experiences.
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Considering human existence to be transient, Logotherapy calls human to make efforts instead of distrust and isolation, and states that what foots out humans is not their bad fate and pains, but it is absurdity of life, which is catastrophic.
According to logotherapy, life is intrinsically and unconditionally meaningful in all circumstances, even the most challenging ones.
A globally-recognized expert on Viktor Frankl, Graber has authored a number of works on the legacy of the founder of logotherapy.
Burke would say that logotherapy is a matter of "comic correctives," a matter of intervention in our "terministic screens.
Frankl suggested, to assist in restoring health in all our patients, we must address the physical, psychic, and noetic dimension (Psychotherapy and Existentialism: Selected Papers on Logotherapy, New York: Washington Square Press, 1967).
Leo Abrami teaches at the Jewish Studies Institute of the Phoenix Bureau of Jewish Education and the Arizona Institute of Logotherapy.
Logotherapy as an adjunct treatment for chronic combat-related PTSD: A meaning-based intervention.
Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984), 56, 54.
To cope with his spiritual bankruptcy, the protagonist resorts firstly to a form of lyrical expressionism, a case of self-administered logotherapy aimed at intellectualizing his dissatisfaction.
As a young man, Frankl coined the term logotherapy, a new school of psychology for which he would become famous, centered on the idea that man is driven by a will to establish meaning in his life.
Logotherapy is one of the suggested treatments for chronic pain that was proposed by a neurologist and psychiatrist, Victor Frankl ( as cited in Lantz, 1986).
With an emphasis on helping clients live meaningful lives, Sunshine Coast's positive, meaning-centered approach is an updated version of Viktor Frankl's logotherapy, integrating existential psychotherapy, applied positive psychology, and narrative therapy.