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VIKTOR FRANKL

  • Was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.

  • Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy". His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning (published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism, and originally published in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager, meaning Nevertheless, Say "Yes" to Life: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living.

  • Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Man's Search for Meaning. An Introduction to Logotherapy, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 2006. 

  2. The Doctor and the Soul, (originally titled Ärztliche Seelsorge), Random House, 1955.

  3. On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders. An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Translated by James M. DuBois. Brunner-Routledge, London-New York, 2004.

  4. Psychotherapy and Existentialism. Selected Papers on Logotherapy, Simon & Schuster,New York, 1967. 

  5. The Will to Meaning. Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy, New American Library, New York, 1988 

  6. The Unheard Cry for Meaning. Psychotherapy and Humanism, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2011

  7. Viktor Frankl Recollections: An Autobiography.; Basic Books, Cambridge, MA 2000. 

  8. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning. (A revised and extended edition of The Unconscious God; with a Foreword by Swanee Hunt). Perseus Book Publishing, New York, 1997; ISBN 0-306-45620-6. Paperback edition: Perseus Book Group; New York, July 2000;