ERIC Number: ED223933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Frankl's Theory and Therapy.
Missinne, Leo E.; Wilcox, Victoria
This paper discusses the life, theories, and therapeutic techniques of psychotherapist, Viktor E. Frankl. A brief biography of Frankl is included discussing the relationship of his early experiences as a physician to his theory of personality. Frankl's theory focusing on man's need for meaning and emphasizing the spiritual dimension in each human being is further explained. Logotherapy, Frankl's term for his form of psychotherapy, including recognition of the importance of the need for meaning and values, (creative, experiential, and attitudinal values) is discussed in detail. The practice of Logotherapy including the two approaches for its application with individuals, i.e., paradoxical intention (based on self transcendence) and dereflection (based on self detachment) are described. The use of Logotherapy in small groups, a method to help a person with frustrated or blocked conscience find the way back to a sound conscience is also described. Each person in the group is encouraged to find his or her own meaning to life. (PAS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Western Gerontological Society (27th, Seattle, WA, April 11-15, 1981).