The Doctor And The Soul: From Psychotherapy To Logotherapy

Paperback | October 12, 1986

byViktor E. Frankl

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In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry. He holds that man's search for meaning in existence is a primary facet of his being; if the search is unrequited, it leads to neurosis. The role of the therapist, then, is to help the patient discover a purposefulness in life.

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In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry.

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In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry. He holds that man's search for meaning in existence is a primary facet of his being; if the search is unrequited, it leads to neurosis. The role of the therapist,...

Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997) was an Austrian neurologist and pyschiatrist, and a Holocaust survivor. He was the founder of logotherapy, which has come to be called the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy (after Freud's psychoanalysis and Adler's individual psychology). Dr. Frankl's first article was published in 1924 in the Internat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.21 × 4.3 × 0.93 inPublished:October 12, 1986Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0394743172

ISBN - 13:9780394743172

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In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry.

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"One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years."- Professor Carl Rogers"The author attempts to subject the great phenomenon of life to a new evaluation... Well written backed by powerful personal conviction, it contains many valuable practical hints."- American Journal of Psychotherapy"Perhaps the most significant thinking since Freud and Adler... Unconditional faith in an unconditional meaning is Dr. Frankl's message to the reader."- American Journal of Psychiatry