Logotherapy for clinical practice.

Research paper by Stefan E SE Schulenberg, Robert R RR Hutzell, Carrie C Nassif, Julius M JM Rogina

Indexed on: 01 Dec '08Published on: 01 Dec '08Published in: Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.)


Logotherapy is based on the meaning-focused existential philosophy of Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997). Numerous mental health professionals have been inspired by his most popular book, Man's Search for Meaning; however, many are unfamiliar with the depth of Frankl's work. The purpose of this article is to discuss the tenets of logotherapy, including fundamental concepts, applicability and techniques, roles of the therapist, and assessment tools and new research findings. Logotherapy can readily be integrated with techniques that mental health professionals frequently use, and thus it has much to offer mental health professionals regardless of their theoretical orientation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).