3 Levels of Training
BASIC CERTIFICATE IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY
44 to 54 seminar days.
Duration ~ 2 ½ to 3 years.
This Basic Training Program consists of 44-54 training days (each group varies a little in days based on the length of experiential exercises/sharing and most groups lean toward the 54 days).
Instruction topics include the theory of personhood, the theory of existence, existential motivations in theory and practice, some general methods, and group-self-experience.
The Basic Certificate stands on its own for personal/professional development, but also serves as the foundation for the diploma levels of training in Existential Analysis.
**After completing the Basic Certificate, one could choose to either do the Counselling Diploma or Psychotherapy Diploma (each has its own set of requirements – one would not have to do both).**
COUNSELLING DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS AND LOGOTHERAPY
7 additional clinical seminar days (to the 44-54 days of the basic cert).
Plus 4 PD days (special seminars/congresses).
Duration ~ 3 to 3 ½ years total training time (includes supervision) for completion of all
To receive a Counselling Diploma in EA, a seminar of 7 days will follow the basic certification. These days are focused giving the clinician an overview of an Existential Analysis clinical perspective. This level qualifies a person as a certified Existential Counsellor.
PSYCHOTHERAPY DIPLOMA IN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS & LOGOTHERAPY
36 to 46 additional seminar days (to the 44-54 days of the counselling diploma).
Plus 7 PD days (special seminars/congresses).
Duration ~ minimum 5-6 years, usually 6-7 years total training time including the counselling diploma (includes supervision) for completion of all requirements.
Training for the Psychotherapy Diploma continues for 2 more years with further seminars on clinical theory. These seminars cover diagnostics, further methods, practical training, and insight into main diagnosis like anxieties, depression, personality disorders, addiction, psychosis, and treatment of non-clinical disturbances. This level qualifies a person as a certified Existential Analyst.
CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA
These 3 levels are part-time, with a maximum of 20 training days per year. They are designed to be managed alongside current occupations and/or other training (people-helping professions or studies in counselling and/or psychology).
Basic Certificate and Counselling Diploma in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy:
BA or Master’s degree in psychology or related field (other professional training qualifications or experience may be accepted on a case by case basis).
Psychotherapy Diploma in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy:
Master’s degree or PhD in psychology or related field (other professional training qualifications or experience may be accepted on a case by case basis).
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. and local Canadian trainers are responsible for the entire psychotherapeutic training. They may draw upon various other training staff to facilitate and enrich the training experience.
The cost of a seminar day is CAN $140 (students $100). Each training year consists of approximately 20 days. Other costs are self-paced, although it is recommended to participate in other aspects of the training alongside the seminars. There is a CAN $100 cost for the individual admission interview. Workshops and the Introduction seminars vary in fees.
Student reductions at the seminars are available only to full-time students.