Viktor E Frankl Biography

Viktor Frankl
Viktor E. Frankl (1905 – 1997)

Viktor E. Frankl is the founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. He graduated from medical school in 1930 and specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry. During the Second World War he was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. After his liberation in 1945 he became Clinical Director at the Polyclinic Hospital in Vienna and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna. He wrote the famous book “Man’s Search for Meaning” and many other books and publications. He lectured around the world and received numerous awards.

Viktor E. Frankl offered the following presentations in Canada:

1959: Participated at McGill University Conference on Depression and Allied States, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1962: “Existential Dynamics and Neurotic Escapism,” International Conference on Existential Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1968: “The Role of Education in an Age of Meaninglessness,” University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the Hayward Lectures, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1972: “Youth in Search for Meaning,” St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1977: “The Unheard Cry for Meaning,” Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, and CBC interview “Man Alive.”

1980: “The Meaning of Suffering for the Terminally Ill,” II International Conference for the Terminally Ill, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

More details about his biography can be found at Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.