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18:15 - 19:45 18 November 2010

Man’s Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl’s existential psychology of survival


Wilkins Terrace Restaurant (pre-lecture reception) / Chadwick lecture theatre (lecture) | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Chris Maddox, Lecturer, psychotherapist and counsellor, Birkbeck College, Dr Chris G. Maddox is an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor who lives and works in London. He who has lectured at the Adlerian Society, Regent's College School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Birkbeck College and at the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling.

Frankl's 'existential psychology' developed out of his encounter with psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and philosophy; and, ultimately, his own experience of life, persecution in the World War II concentration camps and survival. This lecture addresses his seminal contribution of 'logotherapy' (health through meaning).

Viktor E Frankl is known for being the founder of the Third School of Viennese Psychology (after Freud and Adler), and for his best known book Man's Search for Meaning - a memoir of his experiences of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. His Recollections: An Autobiography, full of wit and humour, joy, sadness and loss, appeared at the end of his life in 1997.

The pre-lecture reception starts at 6:15pm in the Terrace Restaurant (Wilkins Building), and will be followed by the lecture at 6.45pm in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (Chadwick Building).


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)20 7679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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