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Maria Marshall, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, began her studies in psychology at the University of Budapest, Hungary. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree with first class honours in psychology in Calgary, Alberta. She continued her studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Counselling and Human Development. She earned her PhD degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She worked as Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and as Lecturer in Abnormal Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, England, UK.

She trained in logotherapy and existential analysis (LTEA) with Elisabeth Lukas, PhD, a prominent student of Viktor Frankl in Vienna, Austria. She is Diplomate Clinician, Lifetime Member and Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

Her research interests are the applications of evidence-based meaning-centered interventions in clinical practice and everyday living. She is the author of several books and peer reviewed articles.

About the Institute

The Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy was founded in 2011 by Maria Marshall, PhD and Edward Marshall, PhD. Since 2002, Maria and Edward worked together as psychotherapists, offering professional development courses on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA). They are both Diplomate Clinicians, Lifetime Members and Faculty Members of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. The Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy has published several books by Maria and Edward Marshall. They have also published several peer reviewed articles in academic journals.

Recent Publications

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2018). The Role of the Human Spirit in Meaning-centered Family Therapy. In: Existential Element of the Family. Conflicts, Ethics & Spirituality Series. Armstrong, L.L. Ed. Belgium: Peeters Publishers.

Marshall, E. & Marshall, M. (2017). Anthropological Basis of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.


Marshall, E. (2017). Freedom of Will in Relationships. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (2), 87-96.

Marshall, M (2017). Awe-some Meditations in the Search for Meaning. The international Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (2), 72-78.

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. Eds. (2017). Hearth to Heart: Sparks and Flavours of Meaningful Living. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.


Marshall, M & Marshall, E. (2017). Experiences with a Mountain Range Recipe Exercise. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 40 (1), 7-15.

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2017). Seasons of Growth: Finding Meaning through Artistic Expression. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

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, E. (2016). Study Guides on Existential Coaching. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2016). Attentive: A Competency to Discern Meaning. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2015). Spiritual Psychotherapy: The Search for Lasting Meaning. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

Marshall, E. (2014). Freedom of Will and Personality: A Logotherapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Personality Disorders. The International Forum for Logotherapy. 37 (2), 71-75

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2014). Perpetuum Mobile: A Personal Global Concern. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

Marshall, E. & Marshall, 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 Institute of Logotherapy.

Marshall, M. & Marshall, E. (2012). Logotherapy Revisited: Review of the Tenets of Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy. Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy. [Includes study guides for the following professional development courses: Anthropological Basis of Logotherapy, Logotherapy in Crisis Prevention, Logotherapy in Crisis Intervention and Logotherapy of Mental Disorders].

Edward Marshall, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, worked as a Family Physician and completed a PhD degree in Neurosciences in Spain.

He graduated from a Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Leeds, England, UK. He trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and humanistic-existential psychotherapy, including logotherapy and existential analysis (LTEA). He worked as psychiatrist in hospitals and community mental health centers in England, UK. He is Diplomate Clinician, Lifetime Member and Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. He earned an Advanced Certificate in Personal and Executive Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching, USA.

His research interests are studying models of the freedom of will and applications of LTEA in clinical practice and existential coaching. He is author of several books and peer reviewed articles.