Approaches to Deepening Personal Meaning

  • Adam Blatner


This paper briefly reviews several contemporary trends that help people acquire a greater sense of
personal meaning. It will show that psychotherapy has moved beyond Freud’s narrow focus on resolving infantile conflicts, and has moved towards Victor Frankl’s emphasis on personal meaning and Alfred Adler’s concept of social interest. This brief overview will serve the purpose of showing the breadth of meaning-oriented approaches to psychology and psychotherapy.
Jun 1, 2007
How to Cite
BLATNER, Adam. Approaches to Deepening Personal Meaning. International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, june 2007. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 feb. 2020.
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Existential psychology and psychotherapy