PLO 508 Theories in Logotherapeutic & Meaning-Based Addiction Recovery

Faculty: Daniel A. Franz, PsyD, LMHC, LCAC (Profile)


Dr. Frankl did not consider himself to be an expert in substance abuse, however his theories have long proved helpful in the treatment of addictions and substance use. Current research indicates that we still do not have a clear-cut understanding of addiction or it’s treatment. Twelve-step programs, Cognitive Behavior treatment, Behavioral Economics, and Stages of Change theory have all proved helpful in addictions treatment. This course will discuss the latest research in Positive Psychology and Meaning-Based approaches to the treatment of substance abuse and addiction – whether addiction to alcohol, pills, sex, spending, or the internet. Students will gain an understanding of the modern existential vacuum of addiction, and will complete the course with a better understanding of how to help sufferers of addiction discover a meaningful recovery.

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