The doctor and the soul: From psychotherapy to logotherapy
The will to meaning: Foundations and applications of logotherapy
Austrian intellectual Frankl (1905-97) is best known for his Holocaust testimony Man's Search for Meaning, and is recognized as the founder of logotherapy
, a school of psychotherapy that joins Freud's psychoanalysis and Adler's individual psychology as the third Viennese school of psychotherapy.
A trained psychologist, his extreme experiences form the foundation of his theory of human suffering -- logotherapy
, that he discusses in the latter half of the book.
First of all, while Levi gained national and international visibility slowly over the years, Frankl became famous throughout Europe and the United States quite quickly after the war as the inventor of Logotherapy
He emphasizes the person-to-person quality of the therapeutic relationship and integrates principles and techniques of Logotherapy
, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness.
The MCA is an integrative, positive, and existential approach to counseling and psychotherapy based on Frankl's (1962) logotherapy
Among psychological interventions, existential therapies including Logotherapy
are approaches addressing the concepts of burnout and hope.
No, I can't, but I did follow up that logotherapy
with Viktor Frankl, and I studied that, and I think the basic reasoning behind that was, in whatever difficult circumstances a person is in, if they have some reason for living, a good reason for living and going on with life, then that was helpful.
Batthyan and Guttmann (2000) confirm that logotherapy
is one of the best and most important therapeutic approaches in helping the elderly to improve their sense of the meaning of life.
emphasizes the role of self-trascendence and productive, experiential, and attitudinal values in the development of the sense of existential fullness, and it is opposite to the 'existential vacuum' (Frankl, 2006; Lukas & Hirsch, 2002; Stark, 2003).
The LAP-R was constructed to empirically measure Frankl's concept of "will to meaning," as developed in his logotherapy