Franklian Psychology – Level 1

Franklian Psychology – Level 1

Introduction to Logotherapy                 (By Robert Barnes, PhD, Diplomate in Logotherapy)

Prerequisites: none

Course Guide contents for Franklian Psychology: Introduction to Logotherapy

 Unit 1: Introduction                                   Unit 2: History of Franklian         Psychology                                                     Unit 3: Logotherapy’s Consideration of the Dignity and Uniqueness of the Human Being                                                Unit 4: Finding Meaning in Unavoidable Suffering                                                          Unit 5: The Future of Franklian Psychology                                                    Final Examination                                      Course Evaluation

Required reading

1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl                                                                        2. Selected articles from The International Forum for Logotherapy (included in the Course Guide)

Achievement

Certificate of Completion awarded by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy 

Recognized for 15 clock hours of continuing education.

Attitudinal Change
(By Paul R. Welter, Ed.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy)

The natural starting point for the Intermediate series of courses is the significance of the Logotherapeutic concept of attitudinal change, which provides the impetus that makes Logotherapy work. Franklian Psychology: Attitudinal Change places emphasis on the dynamics that help bring about this change.

Prerequisites - Franklian Psychology:  Introduction to Logotherapy

Course Guide contents for Franklian Psychology: Attitudinal Change

Unit 1: Introduction and Overview        Unit 2: Franklian Philosophy and Psychology                                                          Unit 3: Some Learning and Teaching Components of Franklian Philosophy, Psychology, and Logotherapy                        Unit 4: Motivation, Values, and Attitudinal Change                                      Unit 5: Maieutic Dialogue as a Teaching Method for Attitudinal Change                      Unit 6: The Steps of Logotherapy              Unit 7: Metaphors and Stories for Attitudinal Change                                      Unit 8: Structured ExperiencesUnit 9: Responding to Despair and Violence: Choosing a Life with Meaning                Unit 10: Summary/Review                          Final Examination                                  Course Evaluation 

Required reading

1. The Will to Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl  2. Selected articles from The International Forum for Logotherapy (included in the Course Guide)

Achievement

Certificate of Completion awarded by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy 

Recognized for 30 clock hours of continuing education.

Meaning-Centered Interventions              (Designed & Developed by George E. Rice, PhD)                                            Following a natural progression of thought and practice from attitudinal change (as studied in Franklian Psychology: Attitudinal Change), the course Franklian Psychology: Meaning-Centered Interventions involves a study of the affirmative, future oriented, holistic approach of Logotherapy that seeks to reverse the trend of meaninglessness, depersonalization, and nihilism. The course focuses on helping to facilitate an awareness of dignity and uniqueness within the individual as a source of strength and well-being for making choices and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

 Prerequisites

1. Franklian Psychology:  Introduction to Logotherapy                                                        2. Franklian Psychology:  Attitudinal Change

Course Guide contents for Franklian Psychology: Meaning-Centered Interventions

Unit 1: Introduction and Overview             Unit 2: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy                                                   Unit 3: From Psychoanalysis to Existential Analysis                                      Unit 4: Creative/Experiential Session: Reading of Frankl’s drama                   Synchronization in Buchenwald             Unit 5: Where and How Meaning Can be Discovered                                                      Unit 6: The Medicine Chest of Logotherapy                                                    Unit 7: Franklian Psychology and the Challenge of Suffering                                      Unit 8: Franklian Psychology in Crisis Situations                                                       Unit 9: Ethics as the Foundation of Trust Unit 10: Conclusion: How will I apply Meaning-Centered Interventions in my sphere of influence?                  Summary/Review                                    written Final Examination                          Course Evaluation.

Required reading 

1. The Doctor and the Soul by Viktor E. Frankl (Part I)                                                     2. Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy by Ann V. Graber                                                                    3. Selected articles from The International Forum for Logotherapy (included in the Course Guide)

Achievement

Certificate of Completion awarded by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy 

Recognized for 30 clock hours of continuing education

Franklian Psychology – Level 2 Advanced Study

Franklian Psychology – Level 2 Advanced Study

Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders                                            (Designed and Edited by Cynthia Wimberly, PhD and George E. Rice, PhD)
This course includes a study of Viktor E. Frankl’s theories of neuroses and psychoses and offers in-depth illustrations of methods and techniques used in Logotherapy.

Prerequisites

1. Franklian Psychology:  Introduction to Logotherapy                                                          2. Franklian Psychology:  Attitudinal Change                                                                  3. Franklian Psychology:  Meaning-Centered Interventions

Included in the course are:

1. an emphasis on the use of Logotherapy with depression                                                  2. a study of the use of Logotherapy in treating hysteria, and the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder                3. Logotherapy's approach to phobias and anxiety disorders                                      4. use of Logotherapeutic concepts in treating other emotional disorders, including specific phases in therapy and follow-up                                                                5. an emphasis on case demonstrations/illustrations is incorporated into the format of the course                                                                      6. The advanced clinical courses are available on site only

Required reading

1. The Doctor and the Soul by Viktor E. Frankl (Part II)                                                    2. Selected articles from The International Forum for Logotherapy

Achievement

Certificate of Completion awarded by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy 

Recognized for 30 clock hours of continuing education.

Franklian Psychology – Level 3 Achieving Logotherapy Credentials

Franklian Psychology – Level 3 Achieving Logotherapy Credentials

CREDENTIALS

 1. Academic Associate 

Upon completion of the core curriculum, consisting of four courses in Franklian Psychology, students are eligible to apply for the Academic Associate credential from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. 

Membership in the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy is required to obtain the Academic Associate credential.

2A. Diplomate in Logotherapy

Track A - Diplomate Clinician

PREREQUISITES

1. PhD or relevant earned doctorate, or license to practice (at a minimum of the master's degree level) in one of the human services fields.  Official transcripts and copies of state licenses must be on file in the Institute office.      2. Documentation of 2,000 clock hours of supervised, relevant professional experience. Adequate documentation is considered by submitting to the Institute office a copy of one's state license in a mental health field where such licensure requires a 2,000 clock hour internship.  3. Associate in Logotherapy credential 

2B. Track B - Diplomate Educator/Administrator

PREREQUISITES

1. Education at, or equivalent to a minimum of the master's degree level    2. Applicable to those whose primary responsibilities do not include the clinical application of Logotherapy        3. Associate in Logotherapy credential 

Maintenance of professional membership in the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy at the Diplomate level is required of all Diplomates to remain in good standing.