The Advanced Course in Meaning Centred Therapy (Logotherapy) Studies (Advanced Course in Logotherapy for short) consists of four units. They can be studied fully online. You can also attend face-to-face classes when these are available (compulsory if as a PACFA registrant you wish to be recognised by PACFA, but optional otherwise).
You can also gain hours for PACFA credit by attending the Viktor Frankl Institute Australia Education Days (three each year in Brisbane).
The first Unit is a prerequisite for all of the others and students are required to complete this Unit successfully before progressing to the other Units. Students would then usually follow the Units in sequence. Unit Four can only be done after the completion of the first three Units. Students are required to purchase the text for each unit in either hard copy or online before beginning each Unit.
The Advanced Course in Logotherapy is accredited by PACFA (the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia) as a Specialist Training. It is also recognised by the Viktor Frankl Institutes in Australia, Vienna and the USA. Important: Logotherapy is an additional qualification to your professional qualification. It is not a qualification for practice in a particular field.
Each unit has a certificate of completion awarded for that unit. To receive your final certificate as a Logotherapist you must complete all four units of the course.
On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply to able join the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna (provided you have other qualifications in the health sector) . PACFA registrants who wish to be recognised by PACFA as Logotherapy Specialists must complete 72 hours of face-to-face training. This is can be done in conjunction with Viktor Frankl Institute Australia Education Days held in Brisbane on three weekends each year or by joining online groups where these are available. Note that the groups do NOT have to be synchronous with your particular course e.g. once you complete Unit 1 you would be able to join an online group doing another Unit if you wish. PACFA registrants seeking to claim specialist accreditation with PACFA must also complete 15 hours of client work in Logotherapy with one hour of supervision for each five hours of Logotherapeutic work. This can be completed online via ZOOM or face to face. Cost of these is an extra $90 per session.
Competency in English and literacy levels sufficient to interpret documents and summarise your learning in significant written assignments. Whether your profession is medicine, nursing, community services, social work, counselling, psychology, psychotherapy, pastoral care, chaplaincy or related fields, or in business and management this course is for you.
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