Prof. Alexander Batthyány, Ph.D

His presentation is entitled: Meaning Here, Now: Lessons from Logotherapy and the Psychology of Death and Dying. It will focus on what it means to live a life worth living, and a life worth leaving behind when the time has come. In this talk, ten insights or lessons learned on this path – lessons for...
The causes, consequences, and measurement of meaning Abstract. The presentation will give an overview of recent research on the role of meaning and purpose in life and in aging. Analyses from the Health and Retirement Study and the Nurses’ Health Study on the determinants and effects of meaning and purpose will be described. These analyses...
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Keynote Title: “Awakening the Public Soul Through the Search for Meaning” Short Synopsis: This keynote presentation will focus on the various ways that the search for meaning becomes manifest within the broadly-defined public arena. It will examine the “politics of meaning” from the perspective of government policy/management (in)action, as well as explore how the actual and potential roles of the nonprofit and...
His presentation will be Coping with Bereavement: A Universal Human Experience. Since everyone dies, those who survive must face the universal challenges of grief and bereavement.  Rather than viewing bereavement through the traditional lens of depression, this new model will present bereavement as an existential crisis.  Participants will be offered a new theoretical perspective on bereavement...
Existential Analysis, the precondition for effective psychotherapeutic help
Encounters as Sources of Meaning: Remembering Dr. Robert C. Barnes Maria (Ómoroviczai Ungár) Marshall, PhD, RP Summary: On July 6, 2021, we received notice that the spirit of Dr. Robert C. Barnes transitioned into eternity. Dr. Barnes was my teacher, professor, mentor, friend, and colleague. He was a towering example of humility, grace, wisdom, and...
Title: Addressing Moral Injury in Front Line Key Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Contribution of Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy and Existential Analysis Synopsis: Moral Injury (MI) occurs when deeply held beliefs, ethical and moral principles have been trespassed. Witnessing potentially morally injurious events gives rise to the primary symptoms of moral injury: guilt, shame,...
Title: Adopting a Meaning-Centric Mindset at Work Synopsis: An increasing number of people are questioning the meaning of their work (where the majority of adults spend a significant number of hours as well as expend a significant amount of their energy). Everyone wants to know that their work matters and that they are making a...

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