Mental Health

Logotherapy and mental health is a professional development course on the applications of logotherapy and existential analysis in the treatment of mental disorders.

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: Mood disorders

The search for meaning can be a motivating force to achieve behavioral activation which has been found to be an effective in the psychotherapeutic treatment of depression.

Unit 2: Anxiety disorders

Mobilizing the capacities of the human spirit for self-distancing and self-transcendence through logotherapy are helpful for exposure therapy and improve confidence.

Unit 3: Psychotic disorders

Logotherapy and existential analysis in psychosis aims at discovering and developing healthy personal resources for the individual to actualize values and find life meaningful.

Unit 4: Posttraumatic stress disorder

Logotherapy is used in trauma work to mobilize the resources of the human spirit to find a meaningful response to painful memories, alleviate suffering and become more engaged with life.

Unit 5: Developmental disorders

Logotherapy helps individuals with developmental disorders to achieve their full potential through discovering strengths and establishing meaningful relationships.

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