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Alfried Längle

Alfried Längle

Professor
Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
Austria

Biography

Alfried LÄNGLE, M.D., Ph.D., Dr., faculty professor, and honorary professor, born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Rome, Toulouse and Vienna. After years of hospital work in general medicine and psychiatry and in an outpatient department of social psychiatry, he started a private practice in psychotherapy, general medicine and clinical psychology in Vienna (since 1982). Close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991). Founder (1983) of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna). Constant lecturer at the Universities of Vienna (1984 - 2006), Innsbruck (1994 - 2000), a lecturer at universities of Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Salta, Moscow etc. and since 2000 of Moscow. Faculty member and professor of applied psychology (psychotherapy) at the Moscow’s HSE-university (since 2004), at Vienna’s Sigmund Freud University (2011) and Docent at the psychological department of the University of Klagenfurt, Austria (since 2006). Founder of the stately approved training school of Existential-Analytical Psychotherapy. Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP 2002 - 2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna. 5 honorary professorships in medicine and psychology.

Research Interest

My professional interest is mainly centered on the application of phenomenology in the practical work of psychotherapy and psychotherapy research. It works with an open approach to what appears to the subject involved and seems to be essential for them. This implies qualitative research methods which supersede quantitative data thanks to more possibilities of interpretation and gaining specific, personalized information. Apart from this the theme of what consists our existence, its fundamental dimensions and processes are in the center of my interest. From hence derive my interest in personality disorders, also seen from an existential perspective.