A Psychological Basis for Restorative Practices: Viktor Frankl and Man’s Search For Meaning

This share session will explore the question of whether the premises that served as a basis for Viktor Frankl’s psychiatric practice, logotherapy, can serve as bases for justifying restorative practices to the modern world. The key premise to logotherapy is that life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. There will be a short presentation about Frankl (1905-1997) and the main insights presented in his seminal work, Man’s Search For Meaning, followed by the presenter’s argument that Frankl’s work justifies and makes obvious the need for restorative practices in the modern world. Discussion will follow.

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Location: Northampton Date: October 24, 2016 Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am Jan Peter Dembinski, M.A., J.D.