The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy sponsors a biennial World Congress. The most recent, the 22nd World Congress, was held in Dallas, Texas in June, 2019 with participants coming from 37 nations speaking 11 languages. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Vienna. A scientist and clinician, Viktor Frankl wrote Man’s Search for Meaning and many other books. The latest of his books, “Yes to Life” recently translated from German, is a compilation of lectures he gave in 1946 shortly after being released from the Nazi prison camps. Frankl’s theory, known as Logotherapy, is intended to help individuals to find meaning in life regardless of circumstances. Because of its positive approach, Logotherapy is often referred to as the “medicine chest” for life.
The Congress will feature keynote speakers of renown, presentations by participants, workshops, and seminars. The program will conclude with recognition of students earning certification for completing the Institute’s educational courses
This Call for Papers is your invitation to consider submitting a program proposal for the Institute’s Twenty-Third World Congress. The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy has been granted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As such we are not allowed to include any program presentation for any political emphases nor conflictual persuasions.
Frankl’s Logotherapy helps individuals to self-transcend by using the triumphant power of the human spirit in facing suffering, conflict, terror, tragedy, pain, loss, grief, and inner emptiness. Frankl’s vision for humanity includes HOPE, which fosters an attitude of optimism in the midst of tragedy and despair.
In preparing a program proposal, remember that Congress participants will come from a wide range of disciplines including psychiatry and other medical specialties, nursing and allied health sciences, psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, education, anthropology, religion, pastoral counseling, counselor education, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and graduate students as well as the broader areas of life and work where Logotherapy could make a significant difference.
All program proposals should be submitted in size 24 font, double-spaced. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2021.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING PROGRAM PROPOSALS: June 1, 2021