Who is Existential Analysis Canada?

The Existential Analysis Society of Canada (Affiliate of the GLE) is a scholarly and professional group of individuals who are or have undertaken the psychotherapeutic and/or counselling training through the GLE International. The purposes of the Society are:

• to serve the general public by facilitating the accessibility of Existential-Analytical Counselling and Psychotherapy which is based on existential philosophy and phenomenology

• to promote the research and practical application of Existential-Analytical Counselling and Psychotherapy to public institutions, scientific circles, and associations

• to provide professional education and training in Existential-Analytical Counselling and Psychotherapy in courses run according to the rules and regulations defined by the society

• to foster Existential-Analytical Counselling and Psychotherapy by seeking interdisciplinary cooperation and by encouraging personal contact among its members


What is the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE International)?

The International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis – Vienna (“Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse – Wien, GLE-International)”) is a non-profit, scientific association. Its aim is to further develop and make known the existential-analytical anthropology and its application in psychotherapy, education, ministry, social work, industry, work place and management.

The GLE-International is an umbrella association of all the national psychotherapeutic associations which offer training in accordance with the GLE’s principles and which see themselves as national representatives of the GLE-International. The founding members are the three German-speaking associations of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. According to the statutes, their chairpersons are automatically members of the board of the GLE-International. The rest of the board is elected by the delegates of the member associations.

The GLE-International was founded in 2002 as the legal umbrella association (registered in Austria). The GLE-International is a member of:

•the International Society for Psychotherapy (IFP)

• the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)

•the International Society of Depth Psychology

•the Martin-Heidegger Society