Therapy Technique for Anxiety, Phobias, & OCD (Certificate)
What you'll learn
- psychotherapy skills
- counselling skills
- dealing with anxiety and phobias
This course illustrates in depth a therapeutic technique called 'paradoxical intention' which comes from Prof Viktor Frankl's school of logotherapy and existential analysis. It is an evidence-based, scientific technique specifically designed for fears, phobias, anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, with a clinical success rate of over 78%. Dr Frankl was a world-famous Viennese psychiatrist and author of Man's Search for Meaning. The material presented here will be of interest to both mental health professionals and sufferers themselves, especially in the current context of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Who this course is for:
- Mental health professionals
- People dealing with anxiety and phobias
- People suffering anxiety during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Stephen J. Costello, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, about whom Dr. Viktor Frankl’s grandson said that he gives ‘the authentic interpretation of my grandfather’s thought’. He has been described by fellow philosopher Richard Kearney as ‘one of the most important philosophers working in Ireland today’. Dr. Costello is a philosopher, corporate consultant, logotherapist/ existential analyst, and a best-selling author.
Formerly a lecturer in philosophy and psychology, with over twenty-five years experience, in University College Dublin, Trinity College, and the Dublin Business School, Dr Costello was educated in St. Gerard’s School, Castleknock College, and University College Dublin, where he read Philosophy and Spanish Language and Literature, gaining BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Philosophy, before training as a psychoanalyst, graduating with a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (now an MSc in St. James’ Hospital), and later as a logotherapist/existential analyst. He also spent a short period of time at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns. He was a student counsellor and member of the sub-finance committee of the Association of College Societies while at university. Dr. Costello’s doctorate was on psychoanalysis and hermeneutics, in which he specialized in the thought of Paul Ricoeur, the famous French philosopher, whom he met on several occasions.