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PACFA the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia, has accredited Life Change Therapies, Advanced Course in Meaning Centred Therapy (Logotherapy) as a Specialist Training. The online course is open to all, worldwide, not only PACFA Registrants. There are four units, completing one every six months is a good target. Further information for PACFA registrants who want to become recognised as Logotherapy Specialists by PACFA is listed below. Why not experience a sample of our online course? Go to Then click see more… for Unit 1

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.

Course Recognition

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. 

Graduation requirements

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.

Entry Requirements
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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Section 1: Overview
Section 2: Basic Concepts
Section 3: The Human Spirit
Section 4: Finding Meaning in Unavoidable Suffering
Section 5: Introduction to Techniques

Text: Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl). (Beacon or Rider editions)

Section 1: Overview of the development of Psychology
Section 2: The philosophy of Existential Analysis
Section 3: Discovering meaning in daily living
Section 4: Some logotherapy techniques
Section 5: Some logotherapeutic situations

Text: The Will to Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

Section 1: The steps of a Logotherapy intervention
Section 2: Revising and extending techniques
Section 3: Motivation, values and attitudinal change
Section 4: Specific applications of Logotherapy
Section 5: Structured experiences

Text: Logotherapy: Method of Choice in Ecumenical Pastoral Care (Ann V. Graber)

Section 1: Frankl’s Classification System
Section 2: Logotherapy and pre-diagnosed conditions
Section 3: Noogenic Neuroses and the Collective Neurosis

Text: On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders (Viktor Frankl)

We have a payment method to suit every student.

  • Pay for the whole course upfront you will enjoy a substantial discount. You can proceed with your course without worrying about further payments.
  • Spread your payments for the full course. Take advantage of our monthly payment plan over 24 months.
  • Enrol and pay for one unit at a time.

Our course is priced as competitively as possible as our primary aim is to further the understanding and application of Logotherapy and Frankl’s insight into the reality of what it means to be human.

Course material is supplied online via Dropbox and downloaded by students. Student work is sent by email to your tutor for assessment and comment.

Enrolment in Unit 1 is understood to be permission for Lifechange Therapies to share your email address with the Viktor Frankl Institute Australia. The Institute will contact you to offer membership. If you do NOT wish further contact form the institute please email to withdraw permission to share your email address.

For PACFA registrants: There is an additional fee of $90 per session for the clinical supervision required by PACFA Registrants seeking specialist recognition. A summary of information about our course  is below:

Advanced Course in Meaning Centred Therapy (Logotherapy)
Upfront payment. $2000.
Monthly payments over 24 months. $90 per month (24 months) full course $550 per single unit.
Payment per Unit (no obligation to enrol beyond Unit 1). $550 per unit.
Access to course materials? Yes, online via Dropbox.
Support from an experienced tutor? Available via email, or ZOOM (by arrangement).
Access to online recorded lectures Yes, online via Dropbox
Intensive study weekends Yes, in conjunction with VFIA education days.
Recognition by PACFA Yes, specialist training for PACFA registrants.
Recognition by Viktor Frankl Institutes? Yes, Australia, Vienna, and USA.
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A tutor is appointed to work with you during your enrolment. You can have regular email, skype or telephone contact with your tutor and join the online group for each Unit.

You tutor will be a qualified Logotherapist who also have higher level degrees in other disciplines – Counselling, Psychology, Sociology, Education.

In addition to an invitation to participate in the VFIA Education Days  you can email your tutor at any time and if necessary you can organise a time to meet with your tutor online to discuss aspects of the course or seek clarification of concepts or support with assignments.

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Doctor of Philosophy (ACU), Doctor of Psychology (GTF), Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling) (USQ), Post Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies (Psychology) (UQ), Academic Associate in Logotherapy (Viktor Frankl Institute , USA), Diplomate Clinician Logotherapy (Viktor Frankl Institute , USA), Faculty Member Viktor Frankl Institute (USA), Member Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna),Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110

M Couns (QUT), M Soc Sc (Pastoral Counselling) ACU, MA(Sociology), BA, G Dip Ed, G Dip Interpreting / Translating, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, PACFA Registration (Provisional), Advanced Diploma of Meaning Centred Therapy (Logotherapy) Studies, Lifeline Accredited Crisis Support worker.

To help you complete each unit we provide a series of recorded lectures for each section of each unit (in most cases five lectures per unit.)

You are encouraged to attend the Viktor Frankl Institute (VFIA) education days (dates announced at the beginning of each year). If there is a viable class group attending it may be possible to combine these with an intensive class for your unit in the course.

Where a unit is offered in conjunction with the education day it will normally require attendance on the Friday before the VFIA day, attendance at the education day (Saturday morning), working with your group on the Saturday afternoon and attendance on Sunday until mid-afternoon. For PACFA registrants seeking specialist accreditation this attendance adds to your mandatory hours requirement.

The Education days for the rest of 2020 are: Saturdays 11 July and 14 November. If Units are to be offered each time they are advised to students well in advance of the weekend. Dates for 2021 will be released later this year.

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