Training in Existential Analysis (Logotherapy) in Canada and GB
(state 2022) The International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE-International) is providing access to full training in existential analytical psychotherapy and/or counselling in Vancouver, BC and in London, GB
A) Course survey for training in Existential Analysis (Logotherapy)
The course is considered a complete training program in existential counselling and psychotherapy. It is intended for post graduate students and practitioners, but also for students at the end of their university career.
Structure and Duration of the Seminars
The courses are divided into two parts:
a) the Basic Training Program (44 days in 2 years) and
b) the Clinical Training Program (36 days in 2 years).
a) This Basic Training Program consists of 7 seminar blocks of 6 consecutive days each (42 + 2 admission days). Instruction topics include the theory of personhood, the theory of existence, existential motivations in theory and practice, some general methods and group-self-experience. For getting an intermediate diploma a seminar of 7 days winds up the training. This seminar consists in diagnostics, further methods, practical training, insight into main diagnosis like anxieties, depression, histrionic disorders, personality disorders, psychosis and treatment of non clinical disturbances. It also includes group supervision of at least 100 hours leading to an intermediate diploma: the Basic Existential Counselling Diploma.
b) Training for the Full Existential Psychotherapy Diploma continues for almost 2 more years (6 blocks of 6 days each) with further seminars on clinical theory (psychopathology, aetiology), practice, methods, practical training, group and individual self-experience and supervision.
All our courses are part-time, with a maximum of 20 training days per year, and are designed to be managed alongside current occupations.
Additional Elements of the Training
In addition to the seminars both diplomas require:
a) One individual admissions interview and 2 admission days at the beginning of the second week.
b) Self experience in individual sessions (min. 30 hours for the Basic Existential Counselling Diploma, a total of min. 50 hours for Full Existential Psychotherapy Diploma)
c) Supervision: BasicCounselling Diploma: at least 100 hours (in groups); Full Existential Psychotherapy Diploma: at least 150 hours (in groups mostly).
d) Practical work: for the counselling diploma at least 200 hours own practical work; for Full Existential Psychotherapy Diploma a practicum of 500 hours (e.g. as a guest in a psychiatric clinic or ambulance – most of you may have done this) and at least 600 hours of own practice (in public or private locations).
e) A written theoretical or practical paper project of at least 20 (Basic Counselling Diploma) or 30 pages (Full Existential Psychotherapy Diploma).
Minimum Admission Requirements
Persons possessing (or in a currant study of) a master’s or doctoral degree in clinical or counselling psychology, social work, medicine, or a related field are encouraged to apply for admission to the full training program. For the basic counselling diploma teachers, theologians and persons with other professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Others may apply by a written explanation of their interest. The application will than be evaluated in a personal interview.
A personal interview is required for all applicants.