Philosophical counseling also known as Philosophical practice or philosophical consultancy makes use of training in philosophy for giving insights into ‘how to live a good life’ and resolve problems of living.
The Logic based Therapy is a leading modality of philosophical counseling. Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) is offspring to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) developed by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950’s. Dr. Ellis’ vision had been to cultivate a form of therapy enlightened by philosophy and logic. The Institute, founded in 1985, seeks to develop Dr. Ellis’ philosophical insights in the form of a logic-based framework that supports applications of diverse philosophical theories to a wide variety of problems clients face. National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA) Certified Logic-Based Therapists are also licensed mental health practitioners, who may therefore diagnose and treat mental disorders. Logic-Based Consultation (LBC) refers to the use of the Logic-Based framework by NPCA Certified Logic-Based Consultants to help clients address specific, identifiable problems arising within ordinary life or work contexts. These philosophical practitioners have the minimum of an earned masters degree in philosophy and hold a NPCA Certificate in LBC. They do not treat, diagnose, or offer remedies or cures to mental disorders. (https://npcassoc.org/practice-areas-boundaries)
About LBT institute, USA
About LBT institute, USA –
The Logic-Based-Therapy institute was founded in 1985 by American Philosopher Dr. Elliot D. Cohen with the mission of integrating logic and philosophy into Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). It is the only institute in the USA that offers a primary and advanced certification programme in Logic-Based-Therapy - the product of over two decades of research and development. The Logic Based Therapy and consultation institute is affiliated to the NPCA – The National Philosophical Counseling Association – which is the first association of philosophical counseling in the United States. It was also founded by Dr. Elliot D. Cohen and Paul Sharkey in 1992. Established under the auspices of the American Philosophical Association (APA), it met regularly for more than two decades at the Eastern, Central and Pacific APA meetings. The NPCA was also the first U.S. association of philosophical counseling to begin to certify philosophical counselors. (https://npcassoc.org)
International Journal of Philosophical Practice
The International Journal of Philosophical Practice is the official journal of the National Philosophical Counseling Association and is published by the NPCA in cooperation with Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College.
All issues are open access and freely available on the Philosophy Documentation Centre website. Copies of the articles may be downloaded, distributed and used for scholarly and professional purposes but may not be sold without the express permission of the Editors.
For further info in ijpp and call for papers please visit NPCA website.