Values have a great influence on our life. They are at the heart of every decision we make. They play a constant role in economics, politics, everyday life, as well as in disciplines like philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology. Values are fundamental in our striving for well-being, for improving quality of life, for finding meaning. During his lecture, Dr. Alfried Längle, a world-renowned expert in logotherapy and existential analysis, will provide an overview on actual shifts and tendencies in societal values and the role values play in designing one's own happy life.
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c. – studied medicine and psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Rome, Toulouse and Vienna. After years of hospital work in general medicine, psychiatry and in an outpatient department of social psychiatry, he started a private practice in psychotherapy, general medicine and clinical psychology in Vienna in 1982. For many years he was a close collaborator of Viktor Frankl (1982-1991), who developed logotherapy and gave the basis for existential analysis. Längle is the founder and former president of International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. He made new developments in the field of existential analysis (methods, implication of existential self-experience in the training seminars, rejecting the exclusive use of the meaning paradigm in psychotherapy by implementing also the biographical access). Längle regularly lectures at Universities of Vienna, Klagenfurt, Moscow, St. Peterburg and Santiago de Chile. He is an author of numerous publications in the field of logotherapy and existential analysis. In Poland, together with the Society for Existential Analysis GLE-Polska, he runs trainings and workshops on psychotherapy based on existential analysis.
About the project SWPS University’s Psyche Space: The aim of SWPS University’s Psyche Space is to provide high quality educational content focused on the field of psychology and the benefits psychology brings when applied to various areas of personal and professional life. The project includes both online and offline activities, which support personal and professional development and are available to everyone, regardless of time and place. More about the project: https://english.swps.pl/psyche-space