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Enhancing cognitive behavior therapy with logotherapy: techniques for clinical practice.

Research paper by Matti M Ameli, Frank M FM Dattilio

Indexed on: 05 Sep '13Published on: 05 Sep '13Published in: Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.)



Abstract

Logotherapy is a meaning-centered approach to psychotherapy, which is compatible with cognitive behavior therapy. Its basic tenets have the potential to increase both the efficacy and effectiveness of the therapeutic process. This article describes the main techniques of logotherapy and provides specific and practical examples of how they may be incorporated into a cognitive behavior framework. The article concludes with a proposal for future research to validate integrative treatment protocols, and to provide an empirical base for logotherapy-enhanced cognitive behavior therapy.