Alex Vesely, the grandson of famous psychologist Viktor Frankl, will visit Wake Forest University on Sept. 18-19.
Frankl, the author of “Man’s Search for Meaning,” founded the existential psychology known as logotherapy, which emphasizes the importance of value and meaning as prerequisites for mental health and personal growth.
Vesely will discuss “Viktor Frankl’s Legacy: Man’s (and Woman’s) Continued Search for Meaning” at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. The event is open to the public.
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sept. 19, Vesely will lead a workshop on “Logotherapy: Helping Clients Find Meaning in Their Lives” for area counseling professionals who have registered for the event.
During World War II, Vesely’s grandfather was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps where he crystallized his thoughts about the importance of having a sense of purpose or meaning in one’s life.
Vesely lives in Vienna, Austria, and has taught Wake Forest University graduate counseling students at Flow House, the university’s residential study center there. He travels extensively to help others learn about his grandfather’s ideas and work.
Media are invited to cover both events.
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