Therapeutic approaches to problems of meaninglessness

Bergner, R.M. / Published 2023 / Presentation

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Presenter Ray Bergner, Ph.D.
Date September 29, 2023
Abstract: In this presentation, I will describe therapeutic approaches to problems of meaninglessness that beset many clients. The presentation will include: (a) a conceptual formulation of meaningful action and, by extension, meaningful living; (b) a delineation of some common obstacles to meaning exhibited by clients; and (c) some therapeutic recommendations for addressing these obstacles.
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