Sunday, March 3, 2013

I am very happy to announce that I've partnered with the


to offer


This introductory 5 CE course is designed to give mental health practitioners a basic understanding of Dr. Viktor E. Frankl's theory and therapy, known as Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA). This course will include its view of the human person, its underlying principles, its historical placement within psychiatry and psychology, and its application and use today.

Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA) is known as the "Third School of Viennese Psychiatry" after Freud's psychoanalysis and Adler's individual psychology. Frankl viewed Freud's "pleasure principle," which he termed the will to pleasure, and Adler's "superiority drive," which he called the will to power, as inferior expressions of the "will to meaning." For Frankl, the will to meaning – a basic human desire to live a life of meaning and purpose – is the primary human motivation. LTEA is based on this understanding of the human person.

LTEA teaches that meaning may be discovered through three categorical values. The creative value is actualized by work, doing good deeds, or any other creative pursuit. The experiential value is realized by loving relationships and expressions of truth and beauty found in the world around us, or in the arts. The final, and most important, way in which meaning may be discovered is through the attitudinal value. This is the stand one chooses to take against a situation one cannot change.

The first set of materials introduces the student to the theory of LTEA. Key concepts covered include Frankl's "dimensional ontology" that explains the relationship among body, mind, and spirit as viewed by LTEA. The sense of meaninglessness in life is explored along with Frankl's understanding of the ways in which meaning may be discovered. The second set of materials looks at LTEA within historical context including its relationship both to other schools of psychotherapy and to philosophy. Frankl's historic diagnostic categories are reviewed along with what he saw as the clinical indications for the use of LTEA. The third set of materials examines the specific techniques of logotherapy as they are in use today. In addition, the relationship between LTEA and today's positive psychology movement is examined. The fourth unit provides a summary and review.

About continuing education at the Zur Institute:

Psychologists: The Zur Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Psychologists in CA: Take courses offered by the Zur Institute to fulfill CE requirements towards license renewal with CA BOP.

MFTs and LCSWs in CA: Zur Institute courses meet the qualifications for CE credits for MFTs and LCSWs in CA as required by CA BBS. Provider #PCE6.

Social Workers: The Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, phone: 1-800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Zur Institute maintains responsibility for the program.

Counselors: The Zur Institute is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Provider #6036.

Addiction Counselors: The Zur Institute is recognized by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Addiction Counselors (NCAC) and Master Addiction Counselors (MAC) throughout the U.S. Provider #603.

California Addiction Counselors: Provider approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), Provider #CEP 4N-08-116-0511.

Counselors (LPCCs) in CA: The Zur Institute is recognized by BBS (Provider #PCE6) and the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) to offer continuing education for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors in California.

Nurses in CA: Provider approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider #CEP 14826.

Licensed Vocational Nurses in CA: Provider approved by The California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians.

Psychiatric Technicians in CA: Provider approved by The California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians.

Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors in states other than California: Many state boards accept courses offered by an American Psychological Association (APA), ASWB, NBCC or NAADAC approved sponsor, such as the online courses offered by the Zur Institute. For more information click here.

Alaska MFTs: The Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy has accepted Zur Institute's online CE course, Foundations of Clinical Supervision, as related to the practice of supervising a Marital and Family Therapist.

Florida Psychologists: Zur Institute is Provider Approved by The Florida Board of Psychology. Provider # 50-10793.

Florida Social Workers, MFTs and Counselors: Zur Institute is Provider Approved by The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider # 50-10794.

Kansas Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, and Counselors: Zur Institute is Provider Approved by The State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider # 08-001.

Texas Professional Counselors: Zur Institute is Provider Approved by The Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider # 1020.

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