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Psychiatrist , author

Viktor E. Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist, author. Imprisoned in concentration camps, 1942-1945. Trustee The American Austrian Foundation; Member Austrian Medical Society for Psychotherapy (founder, president since 1950), Austrian Society for Psychiatry Neurology (honorary), Austrian Academy of Sciences (honorary).

Background

Frankl, Viktor E. was born on March 26, 1905 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Gabriel and Elsa (Lion) Frankl.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Vienna, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1949. 28 honorary doctoral degrees, United States, Latin American, South Africa, Europe, Israel, 1996.

Career

Editor journal Man in Everyday Life, 1927. Founder, head Youth Counseling Centers, Vienna, 1928-1938. Staff Neuropsychiatric University Hospital, 1930-1938.

Diplomate neurology and psychiatry, since 1936. Head neurological department Rothschild Hospital, Vienna, 1940-1942. Head Neurological Poliklinik Hospital of Vienna, 1946-1970.

Associate professor neurology and psychiatry University Vienna, 1947-1955, professor, since 1955. Distinguished professor logotherapy United States International University, San Diego, since 1970. Visiting professor Harvard Summer School, 1961, Southern Methodist University, 1966, Stanford University, 1971-1972, Duquesne University, 1972.

Founder school logotherapy or existential analysis. Lecturer, United States and foreign countries.

Achievements

  • Imprisoned in concentration camps, 1942-1945.

Works

Membership

Trustee The American Austrian Foundation. Member Austrian Medical Society for Psychotherapy (founder, president since 1950), Austrian Society for Psychiatry Neurology (honorary), Austrian Academy of Sciences (honorary).

Connections

Son of Gabriel and Elsa (Lion) F. M. Eleonore Katharina Schwindt, July 18, 1947. 1 daughter, Gabriele Vesely.

father:
Gabriel Frankl

mother:
Elsa (Lion) Frankl

spouse:
Eleonore Katharina Schwindt