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.

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: Despair and Suicide

Discusses how suffering without meaning can lead to suicide and considers prevention strategies using logotherapy and existential analysis.

Unit 2: Violence and Aggression

Ponders on the roots of antisocial behavior and how logotherapy and existential analysis can be applied in this area.

Unit 3: Addictions

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

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

Reviews the applications of logotherapy and existential analysis in alleviating suffering.

Unit 5: Social meaninglessness

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

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