24th World Congress
19-21 October 2023
Congress Theme: Building Bridges of Connection Picture design Marianne da Silva Prado and Irmeli Lehtioksa. Painter Irmeli Lehtioksa Virtual Congress Powered by Cvent

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23rd. World Congress is dedicated to Dr.Robert Barnes

In order to celebrate his life and honor his many gifts to humanity, we are dedicating the Twenty-third World Congress of Logotherapy to Dr. Robert Barnes, who served as President of the Viktor Frankl Insitute of Logotherapy for 28 years before his passing in July 2021. Those of you who knew Dr. Barnes will not be surprised to hear that he was fully involved in the development of our World Congress up to the last moments of his life. We hope that these three days of presentations on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy will be a fitting tribute to his wonderful example of a life dedicated to helping others discover meaning through self-transcendence .

Over the last several years following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and other devastating events, humanity has experienced much suffering on a personal and global level, including illness, death, loss of jobs, financial insecurity, and limited human interaction. We are all being challenged by life, not just to survive but to thrive and transcend our unavoidable suffering as we share our gifts and talents with others. We believe that, more than ever, our world needs to hear Viktor Frankl’s wisdom and insight on how to discover meaning in every moment of our lives. We are called to remember that he believed “life has meaning to the last breath.” 

We have eight featured speakers, and concurrent sessions from papers submitted by Logotherapists around the world, a Clinical Symposium, and an award ceremony from individuals who have recently earned the Diplomate credential through our Educational Program. You can view the full program from above 

23rd World Congress

Main Sponsors

  • World Congress supported in part by a generous gift from Greg Clark as a tribute to his late wife Joanne Clark… click for more

    Greg Clark
    M.A., LMHC “Serving those who first served us."
    Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
    Fellow, National Center for Crisis Management
    Diplomate, Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

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