4th Viktor Frankl Congress 2018 in Moscow 

International Congress on Logotherapy & Existential Analysis
August 28 – September 1, 2018. Moscow

organised by the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysisand the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna,
its cooperation partners and friends



 Presentations & workshops by:

  • Carl B. Becker (Kyoto)
  • Alexander Batthyány (Vienna)
  • David Guttmann (Haifa)
  • Haddon Klingberg (Chicago)
  • Walter Kohl (Königstein)
  • Dmitry Leontiev (Moscow)
  • Jay Levinson (Lutherville)
  • Harald Mori (Vienna)
  • Alex Pattakos (Santa Fe)
  • and many others. 

Dear Congress participants!

We will do our very best to make sure that your visit to Moscow will be as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Below, you can find detailed information about

  • accommodation, hotels, and flight booking
  • the visa application process
  • the congress program
  • the submission of presentations and workshops


Congress Program

The program is currently under development.

Logotherapists from all over the world will take part in the Congress. The plenary session, featuring renowned invited speakers, will be held on the opening day. During the remaining three days, dozens of presentations, workshops and seminars will take place.


We look forward to the visit of Dr. Eleonore Frankl, the most honored and anticipated guest who was in Moscow twice, in 1986 and 1992.



The working languages of the Congress are English, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Simultaneous translation will be provided for all presentations and workshops.


Tentative program

28 August, 2018
8:00 – 10:00 Registration *)
10:00 Congress opening
10:30 – 16:00 Plenary session: presentations of keynote speakers
20.00 Pushkin Ball: dinner, dances, gifts for the participants

*)Venue of the Congress opening is The Central House of Writers

Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 53

 29 August, 2018
10:00 – 17:00 Presentations, workshops, seminars - 3 parallel sessions*)
19.00 Dinner cruise on the Moskva River

*) Venue of this and all other Congress days is the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis;

Kutuzovsky prospect, 34, str.14

 30 August, 2018
10:00 – 17:00 Presentations, workshops, seminars - 3 parallel sessions
19.00 Open air event
 31 August, 2018
10:00 – 16:00 Presentations, workshops, seminars - 3 parallel sessions
16.00 Congress closing ceremony
 1 September, 2018
10.00 Moscow city tours
  2-day trip to Saint Petersburg (optional at extra cost; download tentative program)


Congress Venues

Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis

Kutuzovskiy Prospekt, 34 building 14, Moscow, 121170

(see on the map)


The Central House of Writers

Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 53, Moscow, 121069

(see on the map)




Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
The Central House of Writers
The Central House of Writers
The Central House of Writers
The Central House of Writers



Online Registration

Registration fees

  Whole Congress

Early Spring Registration

(before June 1)

Regular Registration

(before August 1)

Late Registration

(after August 1)

Normal Price 300 euro 350 euro 380 euro
Members of the International Association for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis of the VFI 250 euro 300 euro 330 euro
Students under 25 150 euro 200 euro 230 euro
Accompanying person (evening events only) 150 euro 150 euro 150 euro


For information about special terms of participation, please write to Jutta Clarke


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Cancellation conditions:

In case of cancellation, the processing fee is calculated as follows


Up to 4 weeks before the start of the event: 30 Euro cancellation fee, remainder is refunded
Less than 4 weeks before the start of the event: 50% of the participation fee, remainder is refunded
Less than 2 weeks before the start of the event: 100% of the participation fee


Please register cancellations in writing with vfcongressinfo@gmail.com .



Call for Papers

Participants are kindly invited to submit their presentation and workshop proposals. All submissions will be blind-reviewed and evaluated by the program committee.


Presentations and workshops should be held in either German, English, Spanish, or Russian.


Presentation: As a speaker you will have 60 minutes; please also plan in 10-15 minutes for questions or comments from the audience.

Workshop: You will have between 120 and 180 minutes. Please also plan in appropriate breaks.


Presentations and workshops on the following themes will be preferred:

  • Applications of logоtherapy and existential analysis in these work areas:
    Clinical psychology, psychiatry, incl. case histories
    Logotherapy across the lifespan
    Hospice and palliative work
    Pastoral care and counseling
    New methods in logotherapy
    Others schools of psychotherapy in relation to logotherapy
    Coaching, management and business
    Empirical studies on logotherapy, esp. efficacy studies
  • Practical advice and exchange of experience about the formation and maintenance of a successful logotherapy practice
  • New therapeutic methods in logotherapy and empirical investigations of clinical efficiency of logotherapy and existential analysis, including case studies. 

Submission Process

To submit a presentation or a workshop, please send the following information in either MS Word, opendoc, Works, or pdf format:

  • Title and abstract (between 150 and 300 words and max. 5 keywords. The abstract will be printed in the congress program book in the language of your presentation (German, English, Spanish, or Russian)
  • Short CV (max. 2 pages)

to secretary@viktorfrankl.info . The deadline for submission is the 15th of May 2018.

The program committee will blind-review all submissions. We will inform you no latter than June 20th, whether your submission has been accepted for presentaton.

During the Congress

All speakers will have access to projector, laptop and other audiovisual media.

All presentations will be translated by professional translators into the conference languages (German, English, Spanish and Russian) and transmitted by radioheadphones.


Congress Book Store

A book store offering materials on logotherapy will be open for the duration of the Congress. If you have books or, video and audio materials for sale, please send your request to vfcongressinfo@gmail.com


To and in Moscow


Most European travelers need visa to enter Russia. 


The Congress participants are advised to contact our authorized visa agent in Germany Natalia Tissen for visa support.

She provides assistance in

  • obtaining visa for a period of 30 days,
  • preparing complete documentation package, including visa application form,
  • papers submission to the Consulate without personal presence of the applicant.

The service cost is 90 euro. Consular fee included.



Natalia Tissen

e-mail: minden@lora-reisen.com;

phone: +495719119941 (languages: German, Russian)



The citizens of the following countries do not need visa to enter the Russian Federation for a period less than 30 days:

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirgizia
  • Macedonia
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Salvador
  • Thailand
  • The Republic of Belarus
  • the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • the Republic of South Africa
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

All the Congress hotels, mentioned below, offer visa support services for their guests. The service provided is free of charge, but 3000 rubles (approximately 50 Euro or 60 USD) will be put on hold on your credit card, and will be applied toward your room charge during your stay.


Once reservation is confirmed, please contact your hotel by e-mail:

and request an invitation letter (tourist voucher) for visa application.

Please attach a photo of your passport to your request. An invitation for tourist visa will be sent to your e-mail address, along with detailed information you need to fill out your visa application. Please contact the Russian Consulate nearest to you to obtain the detailed list of documents required to apply for visa.

Note that visa application can be submitted not earlier than 3 months prior to arrival to Russia, but it is recommended to apply no later than one month before the trip.



Plane tickets at a discounted price for the Congress participants can be bought here (will appear soon).

Please enter the following promo code (will appear soon) in the corresponding field.





Moscow is the biggest city of Russia and its capital. The city is situated on the Moskva River and was found 870 years ago. Nowadays, Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It houses many attractive parks and squares, great architectural wonders and countless places of interest. Special attention is always put to the city center, as there are the most famous sights. Among them, the outstanding Kremlin and the Red Square, the Bolshoi and the Maly Theaters, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Historical Museum, the Armoury Chamber and many others.


We recommend to use these useful links:

Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral





We recommend choosing one of the 2 hotels in the city center.:


Hotel rooms at a discounted price for participants can be booked here: Golden Ring Hotel www.hotel-goldenring.ru/. The prices for the rooms are:


Junior Suite Area: 40 sq. m. Bedroom and living room: king size bed or twin beds and transformable sofa, bathroom and guest toilet.

Monday - Wednesday: 6500 RUB per night, incl. VAT 18% (appr. 93 euro for room per night, breakfast 1400 RUB (20 euro))

Thursday - Sunday: 4500 RUB per night, incl. VAT 18% (appr. 65 euro for room per night, breakfast 1400 RUB (20 euro))


Single standard room Area: 19 sq. m. Bedroom: single bed, bathroom.

Monday - Wednesday: 6000 RUB per night, incl. VAT 18% (appr. 86 euro for room per night, breakfast 1400 RUB (20 euro))

Thursday - Sunday: 4000 RUB per night, incl. VAT 18% (appr. 57 euro for room per night, breakfast 1400 RUB (20 euro))



For reservation please fill out the form (click to download), or send your request by e-mail to the Reservation Department:


Please do not hesitate to call to the hotel +7 495 725 0145 or +7 495 725 0119 in case you have any questions.



Please also see the hotels for those who travel on budget (we recommend Winterfell Arbat, Winterfell on Smolenskaya and Retro Moscow on Arbat).

Find more hotels on www.booking.com.


All hotels provide visa support.



If you have any questions concerning the process of obtaining visa, please feel free to contact us via e-mail. We will be glad to answer all your questions and provide all necessary support.


Our colleagues Alexander Batthyany and Jutta Clarke from the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna will also be happy to help you with questions regarding visa, travel, and staying in Moscow.

Kutuzovskiy Prospekt, 34 str. 14,



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