Unit One - Three Logotherapeutic Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Dereflection as Radical Reorientation
  • Frankl’s Dereflection
  • Iris Murdoch’s Example of Dereflection
  • Examples from the Sexual Neuroses
  • ‘Positive’ and ‘Negative’ Dereflection
  • Insomnia
  • Some Clinical Examples
  • Sigmund Freud’s Example of Dereflection
  • Three Logotherapeutic Techniques
  • Dereflection or Paradoxical Intention?
  • Four Options
  • Dereflection and Self-Transcendence
  • Assignment
  • Introduction

Part One

  • The Human Person according to Logotherapy
  • Dis-identification
  • Paradoxical Intention and Self-Detachment
  • Analysis of Anxiety
  • Facing Fears
  • The Importance of Humour
  • The Capacity to Play

Part Two

  • The Question behind Paradoxical Intention
  • Phobias and Obsessive Compulsions
  • The Psychology of OCD
  • Illustrations
  • De-reflection
  • Clinical Examples
  • Causes vs Symptoms
  • Individualisation and Improvisation
  • Suggestion Therapy?
  • Contraindications
  • More Examples
  • Rules
  • Last Logotherapeutic Things
  • Assignment
  • Introduction

Part One

  • Seven Socratic Principles
  • Principle 1: Know Thyself
  • Principle 2: Ask Great Questions
  • Principle 3: Think for Yourself
  • Principle 4: Challenge Convention
  • Principle 5: Grow with Friends
  • Principle 6: Speak the Truth
  • Principle 7: Strengthen your Soul
  • The Gods
  • Stages of the Soul
  • Farewell to his Friends
  • Wisdom as the Real Wealth
  • Legacy to Life

Part Two

  • Socratic Dialogue
  • What It’s Not
  • Three Levels
  • Structure of a Socratic Dialogue
  • General Rules
  • Some Examples of Definitions

Part Three

  • Socratic Circle
  • Rituals and Rules of a Socratic Circle
  • Ten Suggestions
  • Socratic Dialogue in a Logotherapy Session
  • Guidelines
  • Three Techniques
  • Naïve Question-Asking
  • Three Stages
  • Summary
  • Conclusion: Lukas’ Four Steps of Logotherapy
  • Assignment
  • Module Two

Unit Two - Mass Neurotic Triad

  • Introduction
  • Some Examples
  • Ethology
  • Gender
  • Factors in Human Aggression
  • Four Drives
  • Nature vs Nurture
  • Triggers
  • The Psychology of Human Aggression
  • Social Aggression
  • Normal vs Neurotic Aggression
  • Answer to Aggression
  • Paranoid Hostility
  • Psychopathic Hostility
  • The Logotherapy of Aggression
  • Roots of Violence
  • Aggression and Attitude
  • Viewing Violence
  • Concluding Note
  • References
  • Introduction
  • Addiction: Not a Brain Disease
  • Some Examples
  • The Logotherapy of Addiction
  • Availability
  • Wanting vs Liking
  • Logoanalysis: A Seven-Step Sequence
  • Dereflection (Again)
  • A Multidimensional Model
  • Lukas’ Four-Step Process
  • Meaning vs
  • Meaninglessness
  • Why People Become Addicts: Suffering and Boredom
  • References
  • Introduction
  • The Song of Melancholy
  • Experiences of Depression: The Poets
  • Freud on Mourning and Melancholy
  • Why?
  • Julia Kristeva on Depression
  • Funeral Blues
  • Mania, Melancholy, and Mysticism
  • The Void
  • Humour: An Antidote to Despair
  • The Logotherapy of Depression
  • Meaning in Melancholy
  • The Triad of Failure
  • Melancholy vs Mania
  • Tri-Dimensional Beings
  • References
  • Assignment

Unit Three - Anger and Anxiety

  • The Archaeology of Anger
  • The Three Types of Anger
  • The Appearance of Anger
  • The Four Phases of Anger
  • Three Types of Anger Expression
  • Seneca’s Suggestions: Three Ways to Master Anger
  • Removing vs Restraining Anger
  • Music Therapy for Anger
  • Approaches to Anger Management
  • More Advice from Seneca on Anger
  • Plutarch’s Advice on Anger
  • Marcus Aurelius’ Ten Counsels
  • Emotional Intelligence in Anger Management
  • The ABC & XYZ Model
  • The Seven Ingredients of EQ
  • The ABC of Emotions
  • Anger Management Tips and Tactics
  • References
  • Introduction
  • Anxiety in Philosophy
  • Kierkegaard: The Anxiety of Existence
  • Freud: Anxiety and Sex
  • Heidegger: Anxiety and Fear
  • Lacan: Anxiety between Desire and Jouissance
  • Frankl: The Anxiety of Meaninglessness
  • Against Anxiety
  • References
  • Introduction
  • Boredom and the Noögenic Neuroses
  • Divertissement
  • The Challenge of Boredom
  • Time and Waiting
  • Symptoms of the Collective Neuroses
  • Boredom as Attitude More than Affect
  • Leisure and Lack of Meaning
  • Types and Varieties of Boredom
  • The Mood of Boredom
  • Effects of Boredom
  • Bertrand Russell on Boredom
  • References

Unit Four - Neuroses & Psychoses

This module also acts as the course content for the Certificate in Clinical Logotherapy.
  • Introduction
  • Three Dimensions
  • Three Features of Logotherapy
  • Three Pillars of Logotherapy
  • Three Groups of Values
  • Frankl’s Classification of Mental Disorders
  • Categorization Scheme
  • Logotherapeutic Practice
  • The Jacob’s Ladder of Logotherapy
  • The Existential Frustration of a Lack of Meaning
  • Endogenous Psychoses
  • The Psychology of Schizophrenia
  • Endogenous Depression
  • A Sociogenic Component
  • The Meaning of an Hallucination
  • The Spiritual Person
  • Suicidality
  • Psychosomatic Illnesses
  • Reactive Neuroses
  • Iatrogenic Neuroses
  • Psychogenic Neuroses
  • Noögenic Neuroses
  • Societal Neuroses
  • Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
  • Medical Ministry
  • Psychotherapeutic Anthropology
  • References