The Search for Meaning: Why Does it Matter?

Location Details
Virtual event
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Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA), also known as Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), is an empirically validated form of psychotherapy used to treat a wide array of mental health conditions.
Viktor E. Frankl, M.D., PhD. (1905-1997) founded this school of psychotherapy in Vienna, Austria, and applied it to his own life during his imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. After the war, and based on his experiences, he wrote the well-known book “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Since then, there have been numerous research studies that validated LTEA’s methods and demonstrated that a search for meaning can improve motivation and life satisfaction.
LTEA can be applied in combination with other psychotherapy modalities, specifically when clients are facing significant challenges. Meaning is found through the actualization of values.
In this two-day workshop, participants will learn about LTEA’s methods, including the autobiographical method to discern values, paradoxical intention, dereflection, and the Socratic dialogue to explore ways to actualize values.
Participants will discuss clinical case examples to learn to formulate an existential case conceptualization and engage in role-play to practice the use of LTEA’s methods.
Professor Edward Marshall will explain and demonstrate these methods and strategies, as well as provide clinical case examples. The focus of this training is for working with adult clients.


Professor Edward Marshall, PhD, RP, Viktor E. Frankl Professor of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Graduate Theological Foundation, Florida, USA., Director, Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy, Ontario, Canada.

Target Audience

This training is suitable for mental health professionals including psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, behaviour analysts, and social workers.

Date and Time

March 23-24, 2023 
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM


  • Regular Rate: $225
  • ROHCG Staff: $175
  • Student Rate: $125


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Contact information

For information, please contact Robyn Sauret.