Existential Suffering

Logotherapy and Existential Suffering is a professional development course which explores how the search for meaning can help individuals and communities face unavoidable suffering.

Unit 1: Despair and Suicide

Discusses how despair is suffering without meaning and how a life with meaning can protect against suicide.

Unit 2: Violence and Aggression

Ponders meaninglessness as a root of antisocial behavior and the role of logotherapy in remediation strategies.

Unit 3: Addictions

Describes how logotherapy and existential analysis is applied in the treatment of addictions.

Unit 4: The tragic triad of suffering: Pain, Guilt and Loss

Reviews the applications of logotherapy and existential analysis in palliative care.

Unit 5: Social meaninglessness

Reflects on the consequences of meaninglessness in communities and how logotherapy can help.

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There are readings and a written assignment for each of the 5 Units of the course. A certificate of completion for 30 continuing education hours will be awarded to successful participants.

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