Maria Marshall, PH.D


Dr. Maria Marshall is the Mignon Eisenberg Professor of Logotherapy at the Graduate Theological Foundation teaching Viktor E Frankl's Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. Dr. Marshall has been acquainted with Logotherapy since her childhood, meeting Viktor E. Frankl in Vienna, Austria, with her father, Dr. Paul Ungar, in 1975.


She began her studies in psychology at the University of Budapest, Hungary. She completed one year of Theology at the Peter Pazmany Academy of Divinity, Budapest, Hungary.
In 1991, she moved to Canada and completed her bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in Psychology at the University of Calgary, Alberta. Her Honours thesis explored parent-child dyadic interactions.

She continued her studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, where she completed her master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development. Her mentors were Drs. Dorothy and Robert C. Barnes, Professors of Counselling and Human Development.
She returned to Canada where she earned her PhD Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Her Doctoral Dissertation was entitled: Viktor E. Frankl’s meaning-oriented approach to counselling psychology (1999).
She worked as a Registered Counselling Psychologist in Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia.

She was presenter at the International Congress of Logotherapy in Dallas, Texas, in 1995, where she met Dr. Mignon Eisenberg, Founder of the Chicago, and the Israel Institutes of Logotherapy.

Subsequently, she completed her training in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, with Dr. Elisabeth Lukas, who developed the Logotherapy curriculum at the South German Institute of Logotherapy, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany.

In 2000, she was invited to visit Mrs. Elly Frankl, and to offer a presentation at the Poliklinic Hospital in Vienna, Austria.

She lectured at the psychology program, University of Portsmouth, England, UK.

She earned the Diplomate Clinician in Logotherapy credential with the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, USA, and become Lifetime and Faculty member of the Institute.

In 2011, she was awarded the Joseph B. Fabry Founders Award by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. With her husband, Dr. Edward Marshall, she co-founded the Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy, Ottawa, Canada, accredited with the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.

Currently, she is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Canada.

She is the mother of five children.

Languages
English
French
Spanish
German
Hungarian

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

Areas of Interest
Logotherapy
Existential Analysis

Areas of Service
E-Tutorials
Thesis Supervision
Project Consultant

E-Tutorial Offerings

Life Review and Life Preview: The Meaning-Centered Researcher in the World

Publications

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2021). Care and Consolation: The Doctor Who Saved Lives. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall E. & Marshall M. (2021). Creative Gems: Meaning-Centered Virtual Interventions for Children during the Pandemic. In: Experiential and Play Therapy Interventions for Virtual Therapy for Children, Youth and Families. Armstrong, L.L. Ed. Ottawa: St Paul University.
Marshall, M. & Marshall E. (2020). Carried by the Spirit: Finding Meaning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, E. & & Marshall, M. (2020). Wellbeing through Meaning: Burnout Prevention for the Helping Professional. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2019). Prisms of Meaning: Unconditional Meaning in Unavoidable Suffering. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2018). The Role of the Human Spirit in Meaning-centered Family Therapy. In: Existential Elements of the Family. Conflicts, Ethics & Spirituality Series. Armstrong, L.L. Ed. Belgium: Peeters Publishers.
Marshall, M & Marshall, E. (2017). Experiences with a Mountain Range Recipe Exercise. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (1), 7-15
Marshall, E. & Marshall, M. (2017). Anthropological Basis of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. Eds. (2017). Hearth to Heart. Sparks and Favours of Meaningful Living. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2017). Seasons of Growth: Finding Meaning through Artistic Expression. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M (2017). Awe-some Meditations in the Search for Meaning. The international Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (2), 72-78.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2017). Experiences with a Mountain Rage Recipe Exercise. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (1), 7-15.
Asagba, R. & Marshall, M. (2016). The Use of Logotherapeutic Techniques in the Identification and Intervention Stages of Treatment with Persons with Substance Use Disorder. African Research Review, 10 (3), 42, 39 – 54.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2016). Attentive: A Competency to Discern Meaning. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2015). Spiritual Psychotherapy: The Search for Lasting Meaning. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2014). Perpetuum Mobile: A Personal Global Concern. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, E. & Marshal, M. (2013). Seeds of Reconciliation in Logotherapy: An Overview of a Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Investigation. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 36(1), 1-6.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2013). Healing Ministry: Experiences with Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy in Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Counselling, and Psychotherapy. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.
Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2012). Logotherapy Revisited: Review of the Tenets of Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.