PSMB008 Logotherapy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught partially online.
Mgr. Alexandra Slobodníková Čmáriková, PhD. (lecturer), PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Alexandra Slobodníková Čmáriková, PhD.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 18 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/18, only registered: 0/18
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The interactive course of Logotherapy is focused on the topic of meaning in life in counselling and psychotherapy.
Learning outcomes
After the graduation, the student of the class is able:
1. to describe and comprehend key concepts of logotherapy;
2. to explain the principle of basic methods of the logotherapeutical intervence;
3. to discuss about the existential approach methods;
4. due to dealing with the case reports to differentiate the most important moments for logotherapeutic intervention and the competence to formulate the suggestion of therapeutic plan.
  • The course is combination of interactive discussions and training.
  • 1. Meaning in life : theory, research – historical review
  • 2. Existential philosophy and psychotherapy – northamerican and european tradition
  • 3. Key concepts in logotherapy
  • 4. Model of Personality
  • 5. Basic methods of logotherapeutical intervention in counselling and psychotherapy
  • 6. Mental and behavioral disorders – in general
  • 7. Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use and logotherapy
  • 8. Mood (affective) disorders and logotherapy
  • 9. Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders and logotherapy
  • 10. Personality and behavioral disorders in adults and logotherapy
  • 11. Logotherapeutical support for people with various disorders and age changes
  • 12. Specific approaches in existential psychotherapy (A. Langle, I. D. Yalom, P.T. Wong, E. Spinelli...)
  • 13. Limitations of logotherapy and existential analysis
  • WONG, P. T. P. (1998d). Meaning-centered counselling. In P. T. P. Wong & P. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 395-435). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.
  • FRANKL, V.E. (1999). Teorie a terapie neuróz. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • LUKASOVÁ, E. (1998). I tvoje utrpení má smysl. Logoterapeutická útěcha v krizi. Brno: Cesta.
  • MOOMAL, Z. (1999). The reltionship between meaning in life and mental well-being. South African Journal of Psychology, 29(1), 42-48.
  • YALOM, I. D. (1999). Teorie a praxe skupinové psychoterapie. Hradec Králové: Konfrontace.
  • LUKASOVÁ, E. (2009). Základy logoterapie. Bratislava: Lúč.
  • YALOM, I. D. (2006). Existenciální psychoterapie.Praha: Portál.
  • FRANKL, V.E. (1998). Napriek všetkému povedať životu áno. Bratislava: Slovenský spisovateľ.
  • BERGNER, R. (1998). Therapeutic approaches to problems of meaninglessness. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 52, 1-16.
  • FRANKL, Viktor Emil. Lékařská péče o duši : základy logoterapie a existenciální analýzy. Translated by Vladimír Jochmann. Brno: Cesta, 2006. 237 s. ISBN 8072950851. info
  • FRANKL, Viktor Emil and Elisabeth S. LUKAS. Vůle ke smyslu : vybrané přednášky o logoterapii. Brno: Cesta, 2006. 212 s. ISBN 8072950843. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. Chvála psychoterapie : otevřený dopis nové generaci psychoterapeutů a jejich pacientů. Translated by Helena Hartlová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2003. 244 s. ISBN 8071787612. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. Teorie & praxe skupinové psychoterapie. Vyd. 1. Hradec Králové: Konfrontace, 1999. 704 s. ISBN 80-86088-05-7. info
  • FRANKL, Viktor Emanuel. Člověk hledá smysl : úvod do logoterapie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Psychoanalytické nakladatelství J. Kocourek, 1994. 88 s. ISBN 80-901601-4-X. info
  • FRANKL, Viktor Emil. Theorie und Therapie der Neurosen : Einführung in Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse. 7. Aufl. München: Ernst Reinhardt, 1993. 215 s. ISBN 382520457X. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. Existential psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1980. xii, 524. ISBN 0465021476. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1975. ISBN 0-465-08446-X. info
Teaching methods
Several teaching methods are used within the course of logotherapy. Discourses – relating to teoretical knowledge of logotherapy and the methods, practical trainings, self-experience and analysis of the case-reports.
Assessment methods
Evaluation will be realized in two ways. The first one is the logotherapeutical self-reflection with the emphasis on the important moments of the personal existence. The second one is the preparation of the intervention plan resulting from anonymous case-histories.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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