The present book offers a collection of articles and writings which detail aspects of the theme of finding meaning in suffering as a perspective available through Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. It is comprised of selected articles which illustrate dimensions of finding meaning in unavoidable suffering. --By unavoidable suffering we mean that suffering which can not be cured or lifted because it is not possible to avoid it by some means that would be otherwise the first meaningful response to it. Through meaning-centered lenses, the book intends to highlight how understanding the unfolding of meaning in our lives can be part of a historical and biographical exploration; how Viktor Frankl himself experienced and responded to suffering in his life; how his system of meaning-centered psychotherapy responds to aspects of suffering universally confronting humanity; and how, through the freedom of will of each individual, a unique and meaningful answer can be searched for, found, and actualized.
About the Authors:
Maria Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, began her studies in psychology at the University of Budapest, Hungary. She moved to Canada and completed her Bachelor's Degree with first class honours in psychology in Calgary, Alberta. She continued her studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, where she completed her Master's Degree in Counselling and Human Development. She returned to Canada where she earned her PhD Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Subsequently, she trained with Elisabeth Lukas, a former student of Viktor Frankl in Vienna, Austria. She worked as a counselling psychologist in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She taught psychology at the University of Portsmouth, England.
Her research interests are evidence based meaning-centered interventions and their applications in clinical practice and everyday living. She is author of several books and peer review articles.
She offers courses on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
Edward Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, worked as a family doctor and completed a PhD in Neurosciences in Spain.
Subsequently, he studied psychotherapy within a Clinical Psychiatry program at the University of Leeds in England. He worked in hospitals and community mental health centers. He trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and humanistic-existential psychotherapy.
Since he moved to Canada, he worked as psychotherapist and offered courses on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy. In addition, he provides executive coaching services.
His research interests are studying models of the freedom of will and consent in relationships. He is author of several books and peer review articles.
Edward is Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He offers bilingual courses on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and Existential Coaching.