Marie Dezelic, PhD


This one-of-a-kind, existential and humanistic theory workbook is designed as a clinician’s manual, with structured exercises and handouts, as well as a comprehensive guide to understanding the theory and therapy of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, which can also be used for self-help in personal growth, exploration and transcendence.  In an easy-to-read format, this workbook utilizes unique “Conceptual Pictographs”—graphic, visual representations—to address key concepts of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, with numerous hands-on techniques, in a practical format for clinicians to use in therapeutic settings. 

meaning-centered therapy workbook

Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy & Existential Analysis is Meaning-Centered and Spiritually-Integrated psychotherapeutic approach that attends to the whole person, centered on Meaning in Life, and is applicable for clinicians who provide psychotherapy across clinical settings.  It is a useful therapeutic approach when used with individuals, couples, families, group settings, and pastoral counseling, with varied psychiatric diagnoses, as well as everyday psychosocial-spiritual and existential issues; and will be appropriate in most cases.  Logotherapy & Existential Analysis addresses existential concerns such as meaning,freedom, responsibility, values, despair, spirituality, guilt and death, incorporating the spiritual dimension—the unique essence of the human being in one’s existential capacities—guiding individuals toward meaningful and purposeful living.Logotherapy & Existential Analysis’ mind-body-spirit ontologically integrated method can be used as a specific or adjunctive approach to provide clinicians with a theoretical base and practical therapeutic techniques, to address common existential concerns brought into therapy settings.  Currently, this workbook is being utilized by clinicians serving various populations, including private psychotherapy practices for individual, couples, and family therapy, community mental health clinics for psychiatric diagnoses in group work, VA hospitals for individual and group therapy, hospital settings in palliative care, oncology and cardiology units, spiritual/pastoral care caregivers, grief support groups and hospice centers, and as an educational guide for existential and humanistic psychology students and researchers.   

Rich with practical guidance, key topics covered in this workbook include understanding the theory of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, fostering meaning and purpose in life, transforming existential despair, extracting meaning from suffering, tragic optimism, the Existential Triangle, noogenic and collective neuroses, post-traumatic growth and possibilities, and much more.  Additionally, it includes an extensive glossary of terms.  This workbook will be beneficial to psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, spiritual/pastoral care chaplains and caregivers, medical doctors, nurse, students, and anyone wishing to learn more about existential psychology or have additional techniques to address the human condition.  With this workbook on hand, all readers will have a comprehensive, readable roadmap and tools to working with existential concerns, which we all contend with.  Included are large-size format, reproducible handouts, as well as a link to receive downloadable PDF handouts.
When we look beneath physiological and psychological symptoms, we can often fine existential concerns, which exacerbate these conditions.  Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook helps you to address these concerns, as well as shift an attitudinal focus on how to reengage in life despite difficulties, traumatic situations, and despair.

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