Awards and Achievements

  • He graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1930.
  • From 1940-1942 he was the Director of the Neurological Department of the Rothschild Hospital.
  • He was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of the Vienna Medical School.
  • From 1946-1971 he was the Director of the Vienna Neurological Policlinic.
  • He was the founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.
  • In 1985, Viktor Emil Frankl, MD, PhD, was a recipient of the Oskar Pfister award, presented by the American Psychiatric Association.
  • He lectured at 209 universities on 5 continents.
  • The American Medical Society, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association officially recognized Logotherapy as a scientifically based school of psychotherapy.
  • He was appointed an Honorary Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • Dr. Frankl was a visiting Professor at Harvard, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Dallas.
  • He authored 32 books which were published in 29 languages.
  • The U.S. International University in California installed a special chair for Logotherapy.
  • He was the recipient of 29 Honorary Doctorates from universities around the world.
  • 151 books have been published about Frankl and his work in 15 different languages.
  • The Statue of Responsibility Award was named in honour of Dr. Viktor E. Frankl. The late Mother Teresa was a recipient of this award.
  • He held the Solo Flight Certificate and the Mountain Guide badge of the Alpine Club, “Donauland”.
  • Three difficult climbing trails on the Rax and Peilstein mountains were named after him.
  • In 1995 Frankl received Honorary Citizenship in his native city Vienna.
  • Frankl was considered to be one of the last great psychotherapists of this century, after Freud and Adler.

Meaningful quotes

I think that taking life seriously means something such as this: that whatever man does on this planet has to be done in the lived truth of the terror of creation, of the grotesque, of the rumble of panic underneath everything. Otherwise it is false. Whatever is achieved must be achieved with the full exercise of passion, of vision, of pain, of fear, and of sorrow. How do we know ... that our part of the meaning of the universe might not be a rhythm in sorrow?
Ernest Becker

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