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Logotherapy and survivor of wwii concentration camp

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Unformatted text preview: e and careful attending, you may observe the behaviours, thoughts, feelings that express client meaning Reflecting Client Meanings o Say back to clients their exact key meaning and value words, reflect their own meaning system and not yours o Reflection of meaning becomes more complicated when meanings or values conflict (confrontation may be useful here) o Conflicting values, (explicit or implicit) may underlie mixed/confused feelings expressed by client Discernment o Sifting through our interior and exterior experiences to determine their origin o Important process for all clients Multicultural Issues and Reflection of Meaning o When helping clients make meaning, focus exploration of meaning not just on the individual, but also on the broader life context o In much of Western society we tend to assume the individual is the person who makes meaning o As with most of your clients, you will be helping them find meanings and determine their individual life goals, but cultural context remains important o Cultural, ethnic, religious, and gender groups all have systems of meaning that give an individual a sense of coherence and connection with others Frankl’s Logotherapy: Making Meaning Under Extreme Stress o Frankl (originator of logotherapy and survivor of WWII concentration camp) pointed out importance of having a life philosophy that enables us to transcend suffering and find meaning in our existence o Argues our greatest human need is for a core meaning and purpose in life o Search for positive meaning that underlies behaviour, thought, and action o Dereflection –specific strategy of logotherapy used when a client focuses sole...
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