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Concepts and Sources of Meaning 

Concepts and Sources of Meaning
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Concepts and Sources of Meaning
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William S. Breitbart

and Shannon R. Poppito

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199837243.003.0001
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date: 23 September 2019

This chapter provides instructions for conducting the first session of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy. The reader is instructed to make introductions between the therapist and patient, introduce the patient to a general overview of the intervention (including treatment goals, structured weekly topics, and logistics), become familiar with the patient’s story of illness, introduce the first session topic of Viktor Frankl’s work and foundations of meaning, and to share definitions of meaning and conduct the “meaningful moments” experiential exercise.

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