Logotherapy 2020


Learn about Viktor Frankl’s theory and existential approach to the fundamental motivating factor in human existence, the search for meaning. The course is appropriate for all interested in Frankl’s work or interested in increasing themeaning in thier lives or occupaitons. The course is recognized for 15 clock hours of Continuing Education by the American Psychological Association, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Marrriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors.

Course Details

Thursday August 20, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Central Time
Friday August 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Central Time
Saturday August 22, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time

Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar, Suite 220
Houston, TX 77054

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Course Overview

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: History of Franklian Psychology
  • Unit 3: Logotherapy’s Consideration of the Dignity and Uniqueness of the Human Being
  • Unit 4: Finding Meaning in Unavoidable Suffering
  • Unit 5: The Future of Franklian Psychology.

Required reading:

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • Selected articles from The International Forum for Logotherapy (included in the Course Guide)


Certificate of Completion awarded by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for all interested in Viktor Frankl, his psychology, philosophy and therapy. It will not be technical, so is appropriate for a general audience.

It will have sufficient rigor, however, for professionals interested in integrating Franklian Psychology into their practices. Specifically the course is approved for 15 clock hours of continuing education (professional development) for Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and Psychologists.

Further Training

This is the first course of the educational program at the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy: http://www.viktorfranklinstitute.org./Continuing_Education_Program.html Students who complete this group course would be eligible to continue with the 4 course sequence leading to the Associate in Logotherapy or, with supervision and a project, to the Diplomate in Logotherapy.


Michael Winters, PhD a psychologist and a diplomate in Logotherapy, is the Chair of Education and Credentialing on the board of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy and is on the editorial board of the International Forum for Logotherapy. He is an award winning storyteller and speaker and has taught many classes on Logotherapy and the search for meaning to both mental health professionals and general audiences. Class members often remark that Dr. Winters is clear, compassionate and engaging.

Scholarship – Kirsten Salerno Memorial Scholarship

There are limited scholarships available for students enrolled full time in a counseling related degree program. Click here for more information.

The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.