The NPCA offers a variety of training opportunities in Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) and Logic-Based Consultation (LBC) via its affiliate the Logic-Based Therapy & Consultation Institute. LBT/C is a leading modality of ‘philosophical counseling’ or ‘philosophical practice.’ LBT is an offspring of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) developed by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950’s.  For a quick primer on its six-step Logic-Based method  see: Logic-Based Therapy to Go.

The Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute (formerly the Institute of Critical Thinking), a subsidiary of Trace-Wilco Publishers, Inc., was founded in 1985 by Elliot D. Cohen with the mission of further integrating logic and philosophy into REBT.  Originally, its primary activities were clinical research and publication.  In 1992, it joined with NPCA, an affiliate of the American Philosophical Association (APA), and its clinical findings have since been presented at the annual Eastern meetings of the NPCA.  In 2005, it announced plans to begin a certificate program in Logic-Based Therapy (LBT), the product of over two decades of research and development.

To learn more about workshops, primary certification, and LBT resources click on the applicable link below:

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