Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation, founded by Elliot D. Cohen, provide a leading modality for conducting philosophical practice.
Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) is offspring to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) developed by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950’s. Dr. Ellis’ vision had been to cultivate a form of therapy enlightened by philosophy and logic. The Institute, founded in 1985, seeks to develop Dr. Ellis’ philosophical insights in the form of a logic-based framework that supports applications of diverse philosophical theories to a wide variety of problems clients face. National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA) Certified Logic-Based Therapists are also licensed mental health practitioners, who may therefore diagnose and treat mental disorders.
Logic-Based Consultation (LBC) refers to the use of the Logic-Based framework by NPCA Certified Logic-Based Consultants to help clients address specific, identifiable problems arising within ordinary life or work contexts. These philosophical practitioners have the minimum of an earned masters degree in philosophy and hold an NPCA Certificate in LBC. They do not treat, diagnose, or offer remedies or cures to mental disorders. (See NPCA Practice Areas/Boundaries for further information.)