27th february - workshop day 1 - meaning centered psychotherapy with allison applebaum: rationale, overview & Basic skills

The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), a psychotherapeutic intervention developed originally to address existential distress and spiritual wellbeing in patients with advanced cancer. Participants will learn the history of the development of MCP as it relates to Logotherapy, as explained in Man’s Search for Meaning, and the life and work of its author, Viktor Frankl. Participants will learn the foundational principles of MCP and gain skills in the delivery of the main therapeutic components of the intervention. 

28th February - Workshop day 2 - Meaning Centered Psychotherapy with Allison Applebaum: Advanced Skills and Adaptations

The goal of this workshop is to give participants more in-depth experience with the delivery of MCP therapeutic techniques. Participants will explore the delivery of MCP to patients in challenging clinical scenarios and will have the opportunity for in-vivo practice of MCP interventions. Participants will also be given an overview of the theoretical and research foundations for the application of MCP to address the needs of breast cancer survivors, cancer caregivers, bereaved parents, and patients receiving hospice care, as well as experience with delivering MCP adapted for these unique groups.