The “International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis – Vienna” (“Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse – Wien (GLE-International)”) is a non-profit and scientific association. Its aim is to further develop and make known the existential-analytical anthropology and its application in
industry, work place and management
The GLE-International is an umbrella association of all the national psychotherapeutical associations which offer training in accordance with the GLE’s principles and which see themselves als national representatives of the GLE-International. The founding members are the three German-speaking associations of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. According to the statutes, their chairpersons are automatically members of the board of the GLE-International. The rest of the board is elected by the delegates of the member associations.
The GLE-International was founded in 2002 as the legal umbrella association (stately registered in Austria).
The GLE-International is a member of
the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP)
the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)
the International Society of Depth Psychology, r.a. Stuttgart
Dorothee Bürgi, Ph.D., Zürich
Mircea Lazarescu, M.D., Prof., R-Timisoara
Lucio Demetrio Regazzo, Ph.D., Tencarolo, Italy
Ks. dr. hab. Marian Wolicki, CZ-Przemysl
Christopher Wurm, MB BS FRACGP, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Prof. Michael Ascher, Ph.D., Philadelphia P. A., USA
Prof. Wolfgang Blankenburg, M.D., D-Marburg †
Prof. Heinz Rothbucher, Ph.D., Salzburg
Prof. Hubertus Tellenbach, M.D., Ph.D., Munich †
Lilo Tutsch, Ph.D., Vienna
Tasks of the GLE-International
It is to supervise and to coordinate the
structures of training and the curriculum
congresses and publications
international questions and contacts to other associations of existential psychotherapy
The GLE has been recognised as an official institution of training in psychotherapy since the current legislation came into effect in 1993, and it is valid for social insurance.
The counselling diploma has a ministerial recognition in Austria.
The training courses offered by the GLE have been recognised since 2001 as pertaining to mainstream psychotherapy, in the canton of Berne already since 1997, and it is valid for social insurance. It is also recognized by the Swiss charter of psychotherapy and the Swiss Federation of psychologists. The counselling curriculum is recognised by the Swiss Association of Counsellors.
The current legislation allows for recognition only as a supplementary method in the medical formation in psychotherapy.
The psychotherapy training offered by the GLE-International was recognised by the state health authorities in 2000 and is valid for social insurance.
Because of current legislation the training has only been recognised for psychiatrists – no other professional branches obtain any legal recognition for psychotherapy (2009).
The training in EA is frequently completed concurrently or following Masters of Doctoral level training in Counselling or Clinical Psychology. Although the training is currently not pre-approved for continuing education credit, trainees in Canada have successfully counted it towards continuing education requirements for counselling, psychology or social work.