23rd World Congress Registration for Students


Student registration is only valid for University and Postgraduate University students. For student registration University, Department, and Student ID information  are mandatory fields. The Viktor Frankl Institute has the right to request further proof and the registrant agrees to fulfill it.   

The Imperative of Finding Meaning and Purpose in a Troubled World.

The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy’s (VFIL), whose mission is to promote optimal human health through meaningful living, announces the Twenty-Third World Congress, to be held virtually October 21-23, 2021.  The Congress provides an extraordinary opportunity to discuss with a global audience aspects of Logotherapy founded by Frankl and expanded by contemporary scholars at this time of a world in need of hope and renewal.  Author of Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl conceptualized humans in three dimensions of body, mind, and spirit with the belief that the primary motivating force of human beings is the search for meaning and purpose in life.

Logotherapy helps individuals to self-transcend by using the triumphant power of the human spirit in facing suffering, conflict, tragedy, pain, loss, grief, uncertainty, and inner emptiness.  Frankl’s vision for humanity includes hope, as well as personal and societal growth for a rich, vibrant life.  We hope you will join us for the World Congress.

If you want to earn APA approved continuing education credits, you must also register for those by adding that to your cart and paying the fee.

The Earlybird price will be valid until 15th of September 2021.

Registrants will access to congress materials for 12 months from the date of the Congress.

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Since the 1970’s the VFIL has held a biennial World Congress with participants coming together from some 37 nations.  Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s World Congress will be a virtual conference and will feature internationally known speakers.  Participants are also invited to submit papers on topics in the following areas:

The Imperative of Finding Meaning and Purpose in a Troubled World.

  • Examining the effects of the global pandemic on the human spirit
  • Developing resilience in the face of life’s challenges
  • Achieving inner peace while experiencing personal loss
  • Realizing the indestructability of the human spirit
  • Strengthening humans experience crises and hardships
  • Understanding impact of the pandemic on other cultures
  • Promoting autobibliotherapy for healing
  • Analyzing ethical dilemmas presented by today’s challenges
  • Developing new dimensions thorough attitude modification
  • Using logotherapy to assist veterans
  • Using logotherapy with cases of chronic illness and terminal illness
  • Inspiring courageous, meaningful leadership in a strife-torn world
  • Using art and music in logotherapeutic healing
  • Finding meaning and purpose in combat-related stress
  • Dealing with clinician burnout
  • Discovering meaning and purpose in the crises of community- local and global
  • Utilizing logotherapy in the business world
  • Logotherapeutic applications for children
  • Experiencing self-transcendence in love, forgiveness, and reconciliation
  • Pursuing life’s destinies after experiencing personal loss
  • Discovering meaning in the crises of community- Global and Local
  • Combating existential despair and existential vacuum
  • Clinical practice applications of logotherapy
  • Developing a greater understanding of the noetic dimension