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Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. and Canadian trainers  are responsible for the entire psychotherapeutic training.


Psychotherapist, Existential Analyst, Clinical Psychologist, MD, Ph.D. Successor for Viktor Frankl.

Scientific developments in Psychotherapy and Existential Analysis.

Ex-president of the International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE-I).

Founder and scientific supervisor of a number of educational centers of existential analysis in Berlin, Hanover, Munich, Bern, Zurich, Vienna, Innsbruck, Prague, Moscow, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Riga, London.

Author of several books and a large number of scientific articles devoted to the theory and practice of existential analysis.

*The classes are conducted by Alfried Laengle and other trainers from GLE International: 

Derrick Klaassen, Ph.D., Vancouver B.C.

Käri-Ann Thorn, Vancouver B.C.

Beth Daily, Vancouver B.C.


Derrick W. Klaassen, Ph.D., R.Psych., is a Registered Psychologist in private practice, and an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, Canada. His academic and scholarly activities include teaching graduate courses in professional ethics, psychopathology, research design and grief counselling, as well as providing clinical and research supervision. Dr. Klaassen’s clinical and research interests focus on existential and spiritual issues in psychotherapy. He has completed clinical training in Existential Analysis (between 2006 and 2011), and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Existential Analysis Society of Canada.


Daniel W. Parker

Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in private practice.


He has taught and presented on existential psychology at various universities and conferences in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Daniel began studying Existential Analysis under Alfried Längle in 2006 and has over 15 years experience working as an existential psychotherapist.

In addition to being on the training faculty of the GLE-UK, he is currently the training director at the Center for Existential Analysis & Logotherapy based in the United States.

Dr. Parker is also one of the founding members of the Existential Analysis Society in Vancouver, Canada



M.Ed. Counselling Psychology (UBC)

Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC)

MPCC-S & Approved Supervisor (CPCA)

Registered Counselling Supervisor (ACCT)

Certified Existential Analyst; Trainer (Existential Analysis Society of Canada)

Existential / Authentic Living Workshop series - Co-Developer, Trainer of Facilitators


Käri-Ann’s first career was in outdoor education followed by over 20 years working with children, youth, and families. She is very passionate about experiential learning and thoroughly enjoys instructing at a counsellor training college and also has a private practice, which includes both group and individual supervision. Her approach is varied, but is deeply rooted in existential analysis, savouring advocacy of the human being and honouring of their experiences. Kari-Ann is active with the Existential Analysis Society of Canada as a board member, and trainer of three cohorts. When she is not working, she likes to spend her time in the mountains, on the water, and in the garden.



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