Nijmegen, Netherlands

'Choosing one's own way.' The meaning of Viktor Frankl's heritage for Modern Psychiatry and Spiritual Care

when 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

What is the current significance of Frankl's work? What is the utility of his approach today for the counseling practice of psychiatrists and psychotherapists? What is its usefulness for professionals on meaning? These questions, about the current meaning and the usefulness for one's own practice, are deepened during the Summer School course on the basis of contributions from experts from all over the world.

Course leader

dr. Wim Smeets
Associate Professor Innovation in Spiritual Care
Radboudumc - Department of Spiritual Care

Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master
• Professional

Students and practitioners in care and welfare - in institutions or own practice in education, coaching and therapy.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:
• Gain insight into central concepts and approaches of Frankl and his descendants
• Apply Frankl's concepts and approaches to their own basic attitude and position in counseling and (therapeutic) conversation.
• Analyze, in given practical situations, whether there is an existential vacuum and to suggest coping ways to deal with the experience of meaninglessness.
• Clarify the principle of life (Logos) on the basis of a practical example.

Fee info

EUR 250: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 225 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 213 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 188 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)