World Congress

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. 

Twenty Third World Congress

21-23 October 2021 - Virtual Congress

Congress Theme: The Imperative Need for Finding Meaning and Purpose in our Troubled World

In order to celebrate his life and pay tribute to his gifts to humanity, we will be dedicating the 2021 Congress to Dr. Robert Barnes, President of the VFIL who passed away during the development of this Congress.

This year because of COVID-19, we will for the first time hold the Congress by virtual means.

We believe that there has been much human suffering in the past year– illness and deaths, loss of jobs and financial security, loss of other human contact– and we are very concerned about burnout of clinicians and caregivers burdened with impossible demands.  We believe that more than ever our world needs to hear the words of wisdom from the teachings of Frankl.

We plan to 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.  We are hopeful that we shall have welcome greeting (video) by a next of kin of Viktor Frankl.

If you want to contribute you can submit your papers electronically no later than July 15

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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