As Jay I. Levinson, Ph.D., former Special Assistant to Viktor E. Frankl, and co-editor of this essential new volume, says in his foreword, It was always Frankl s wish ... that he not be seen as the great guru, meaning the only and/or ultimate authority on existential psychiatry. Rather, Frankl encouraged others to build on his theories, expand the literature and further serve humankind. Thus, the 30 chapters contained here allow readers access not only to the contributions of Viktor Frankl but to the grand extrapolations that have been made by those who have learned from him. Like a force of nature, the Logotherapy paradigm shows us the vision in its roots and the core in its branches. Editors Batthyany and Levinson have divided the chapters into four sections Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives, Expanding Logotherapy in Theory and Practice, Principles of Treatment and New Applications, Research in Logotherapy and an international panel of contributors has filled them with rich, multifaceted perspectives. The specific and the general dovetail to clarify the philosophical basis and clinical applications of Frankl s Logotherapy, as well as possible future directions.