Franklian Psychology: Logotherapy



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Franklian Psychology: Logotherapy


Viktor E. Frankl, MD, PhD
The author of Man’s Search for Meaning (and 32 other books), Viktor Frankl encourages us to perceive the human being as more than solely comprised of soma and psyche. Dr. Frankl’s “image of man” embraces a third dimension -- the dimension of the human spirit -- as a resource in healing and striving toward wholeness. He includes the human spirit in his treatment model, which he termed logotherapy (Greek: logos = the creative word, intention, meaning, wisdom).
Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna (until his death in 1997), Dr. Frankl developed the field of psychology and psychotherapy beyond what his predecessors believed and practiced. A holocaust survivor, he taught that everything can be taken away from us in life -- our health, material possessions, even our loved ones – except our will to find meaning and purpose, the freedom to choose how we respond to the challenges life places before us. Frankl maintained that it is not what happens to us, but how we respond to life situations that is important. It’s not the load we carry. It’s how we carry it. He saw his theory tested and validated in the concentration camps.
Frankl’s logotherapy helps individuals transcend self and to use the triumphant power of the human spirit to face suffering, tragedy, pain, conflict and inner emptiness. Frankl’s vision for humankind is founded on HOPE: It fosters an attitude of optimism in the midst of blows of fate. It is eminently suited as an alternative approach to living and healing in our turbulent times.
At last, the teachings of Viktor Frankl, as expressed in his logotherapy, are available for instructional purposes on a set of four CDs, replete with beautifully illustrated PowerPoint presentations. This is the official curriculum of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. (The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association as a provider of Continuing Education for psychologists, as well as by other prestigious professional organizations and State Licensing Boards.)
The comprehensive curriculum on Franklian Psychology: Logotherapy, further described on the enclosed flyer, is now available for world-wide dissemination in the English language.
Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

Box 15211

Abilene, TX 79698-5211, USA
Visit our web site: www.viktorfranklinstitute.org
Comprehensive Curriculum in

Franklian Psychology


A comprehensive curriculum on the teachings of Viktor Frankl, captured on four state-of-the-art CDs, replete with PowerPoint presentations, is now available as instructional material in the English language. This is the official curriculum of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, ready for world-wide dissemination.


  1. Franklian Psychology: Introduction to Logotherapy

Introduces the underlying philosophy, personality theory and psychotherapy formulated by Viktor Frankl with emphasis on the significance of the human spirit, the uniqueness and dignity of the human being, and meaning in life as the primary motivation for living.


  1. Franklian Psychology: Attitudinal Change

Application of the rudimentary principles of logotherapy and elaboration on therapeutic approaches: discovering the Will to Meaning, self-distancing, dereflection, Socratic (maieutic) questions, and phenomenological-existential methods used to facilitate growth.


  1. Franklian Psychology: Meaning-Centered Interventions

From psychotherapy to logotherapy: on the meaning of Life, Death, Suffering, Work, Love; choice and responsibility; paradoxical intention; activation of creative, experiential and attitudinal values to overcome trauma and inner emptiness; self-transcendence as goal.


  1. Franklian Psychology: Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders

Reference and use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, Text Revised (DSM-IV-TR). Use of logotherapy methodologies as primary and as supple-mental treatment in specific mental, emotional and personality disorders. Provides help and comfort in the face of unavoidable suffering through medical ministry.
The entire curriculum in Franklian Psychology: Logotherapy on four CD’s, as outlined above,

is now available at the introductory price of $995.00 (US).


To order, please contact:

Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Box 15211, Abilene, TX 79698-5211, USA

Telefax: 325-692-9188

Additional information is available by telephoning the Institute’s office at 325-692-9597



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