Meaning-oriented identity integration psychotherapy
integration psychotherapy seeks self-improvement and personal
strengthening, allowing the integration of their experiences,
finding or recovering, the possibility of updating their own
affective forces and recovering in themselves the root of their own
psychic potential complete, both cognitive and emotional; expand
their own existential field and to guide themselves towards that
search for the meaning of life, which is a primary force in every
Therefore, the proposal of a sense-oriented identity
integration psychotherapy brings together well-supported theoretical
themes of psychoanalysis and Frankl's Logotherapy, and themes of
Berne and other authors, among which I highlight the research
carried out by logotherapists from all over the world, whose work is
mentioned in my book.
of integrative psychotherapies targeting specific
populations is the
purpose of the APA Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
It primarily publishes
original peer-reviewed papers consistent with
five major pathways
associated with psychotherapy integration:
As Marie Dezelic, wrote in "Meaning
Constructs and Meaning-Oriented Techniques: Clinical Applications of
Meaning and Existential Exploration":
"Meaning is a universal concept, yet it does not have a
universal, agreed upon definition among the clinical literature.
Although all human beings are pulled toward being able to uncover,
discover, maintain, and enhance meaning in life, despite difficult
aspects of the human condition, we are faced with the task of
understanding a person's meaning construct in any given circumstance.
A “meaning construct model” is explored as a way of understanding
how human beings define and develop meaning constructs. Additionally,
clinical interventions of meaning-centered logotherapy and
existential analysis, (a therapy with meaning as its central process)
are expounded on to offer concrete methods of discovering and
enhancing meaning in life, and for an exploration of existence."
The concept of Identity
that Erik Erikson (1968) elaborates implies the development of a
sense of continuity and consistency or integrity of one's own image
and of the recognition of other people who are significant for the
individual, which contributes to confirming self-perception and
changes. in the image of oneself as seen by others.
O.F Kernberg focuses on explaining identity regarding the concepts of normal identity and identity diffusion
as part of psychopathology of personality disorders and their
etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
O.F Kernberg focuses on explaining identity diffusion as a syndrome
in which there is a lack of an integrated identity. Clinically it is
represented by a poorly integrated concept of self and significant
others. It is reflected in the experience of chronic emptiness,
conflicting self-perceptions, conflicting behavior that cannot be
integrated in an emotionally meaningful way, and hollow, dull, and
impoverished perceptions of others. There is a state of anxiety and
weakness of the ego.
This applies well to adults, but is particularly important
for adolescents experiencing their crisis within the broader
Within this evolutionary period of adolescence, there are also
representations of social conflicts. That is to say, the formation
of identity has a prototypical significance to
understand how the game between the psychological and the social
And so to resolve their crisis, adolescents must overcome within
themselves, the effects of this internalized social crisis. A good
and solid construction of personal identity and social adaptation
will depend on its resolution.
postulates various keys, which link sociology and psychoanalysis
both methodologically and diagnostically, seeking that this
contribute to research and, above all, to the attenuation of social
ills. It points out certain questions that derive from this link and
that allow, not only to account for some of the peculiarities of the
social environment that produces and sustains the individual psychic fact,
but also to have keys for the understanding and explanation of the
social as an object of knowledge on which one can intervene with
The peculiarities of the social enviroment would create pathogenic
conditions that would affect both the individual and intersubjective
human relationships. Therefore, it is necessary to understand and
explain the social. He explains that when trauma occurs and deep
distortion or rupture of interpersonal mutuality, there is a link
between traumatized and traumatized. In the very link between
interacting subjects, in their identity and in their relationship,
there is an institutional impact to consider.
On the other hand, Molla has studied identity and its development
process, from the evolutionary theory of Erik Erikson. This author
considers that when there is optimal development, social stimulation
joins the process of individual development and these two forces
that come together and strengthen each other.
Likewise, the conflicts and difficulties of this development are
manifested in varying degrees of an identity crisis that ranges from
normal to negative and pathological identity.
In those spheres of evolution, we can find that an intimate
relationship of social and family influences on individual
We believe and work Meaning-oriented identity integration psychotherapy, which is not only applied to young people but to any person who seeks to reorient their affective and existential potentials and rediscover themselves by affirming the value of their life and their personal and social vision. Logotherapy seeks to illuminate the human being without reducing his reality as a being in the world, revaluing the purposes, intentions, feelings and values that exist as a unique being, who lives and feels his existence from within, as reality, and, originally as a living connection and, by making that encounter possible, it is what can illuminate and give meaning to your life.
A happy and meaningful life.
Marie Dezelic,wrote in "Meaning Constructs and
Meaning-Oriented Techniques: Clinical Applications of Meaning and
Hoshmand. Culture, psychotherapy,
and counseling: Critical and integrative perspectives
M.Molla : Identity-Existence in Logotherapy. Meaning
Focused Identity Integration Psychotherapy. Compendium of research
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Otto Kernberg Trastornos Graves de La Personalidad
Centro de estudios de
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