Clinical Supervision

Logotherapy and Clinical Supervision is a professional development course to acquire or to enhance skills in the application of logotherapy and existential analysis in clinical supervision.

The course is offered online, consisting of five Units with readings, one hour of tutoring via Zoom and a written assignment of 500 words per Unit. It is offered individually and can be started at any time with a flexible schedule.

A certificate of completion for 30 continuing education hours will be awarded to successful participants.

Unit 1: Logotherapy and self-awareness

Considers the autobiographical method of logotherapy in clinical supervision. Reflecting on the thoughts, feelings, and responses to past supervision experience/s.

Unit 2: Logotherapy and self-care

Reflects on the therapist’s self care with the use of the logotherapeutic value-triad to develop resilience and prevent burnout: (a) Creative values. What the therapist can do to take care of themselves. (b) Experiential values. How the therapist can develop meaningful working relationships. (c) Attitudinal values. The reason of the therapist’s work and their mission to alleviate suffering.

Unit 3: Logotherapy and the supervisory relationship

Ponders on how the supervisory relationship can develop meaningful and purposeful goals in the best interest of the client/s and introduces the application of logotherapeutic meditation circles in group supervision.

Unit 4: Logotherapy and ethical practice

Logotherapy and existential analysis includes an ethics of values with human rights (universal values) are at the forefront of practice. The logotherapeutic value triad can be used to explore the guiding principles in the work with clients: (a) Creative values, i.e. knowledge and skills (ethos). (b) Experiential values, i.e. empathy and the therapeutic alliance (eros). (c) Attitudinal values, i.e. developing attentive meaning sensitivity to face challenging situations (pathos).

Unit 5: Logotherapy and evaluation

Discusses the evaluation of the acquisition of new competencies and the supervisory experience in applying logotherapy and existential analysis principles and methods.

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