ForEachOther is a voluntary initiative founded as a psychological first aid response to the Ukraine Crisis. It is politically neutral. Our main intention is to (help those who) offer (psychological) support to those affected by the recent events in Eastern Europe and other crisis areas around the world.
A day after launching this project, Alex. B. (see below) sent out a brief call for helpers to a circle of friends and colleagues and our Logotherapy Facebook Group - and within no time, the core team came together.
Opinions expressed by team members on social or other media are solely their own and do not express the views or opinions of this initiative.
Our Core Team:
Prof. Alexander Batthyány, Ph.D.
is the initiator of ForEachOther. He is Director of the Research Institute for Theoretical Psychology and Personalist Studies at Pázmány Péter University (Budapest) and faculty member of the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis.
His books and research articles on meaning-oriented psychotherapy, theoretical psychology and the psychology of death and dying have been translated into 11 languages. He lives in Vienna with his wife and two children.
Timo Purjo, Ph.D.
is the president of the Viktor Frankl Institute Finland and an accredited logotherapist with a private practice. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Tampere University, Finland, and DOBRO Institute in Zagreb, Croatia. He has lectured on logotherapy at many international congresses and other events, and has written several books on the subject in Finnish, German and English.
“It was easy to respond immediately to Alex’s appeal and invitation because I was deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine and it's global implications and wondered what I could do right away. For my part, I want to take responsibility for humanity, fight for it and also call on all my fellow human beings to take the most concrete action possible.”
Robert Kiesinger, MBA
is an internationally active business advisor with focus on organizational development and organisational behavior, implementing the teachings and resources of Viktor E. Frankl.
He lived and worked in many countries (e.g. United Kingdom, France, USA, Russia, China) and has adopted a vast understanding of different cultures and their specific way of communicating and problem solving.
He runs an educational institute in Vienna on meaning-centred Leadership.
was born and lives in Moscow, Russia. She is a crisis counselor and logotherapist. Since 2008 she has worked as the coordinator of a project aimed at providing psycho-social rehabilitation for torture survivors. The project is run by Public Verdict Foundation – a non-profit organisation offering legal assistance to those who suffered violation of their human rights from law enforcement officers in Russia.
She provides training and supervision for fellow specialists as well.
Jutta Jank Clarke
is an archaeologist and logotherapist living in the South of Austria. She was a professor at the Viktor Frankl University College in Klagenfurt, Austria, is co-director of the Viktor
Frankl Centre of London and founder of Leben-s-Geist, a practice for life in tune with spirit and dignity. She is teaching and lecturing internationally on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy.
Maria Marshall, PhD, RP
is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada. She is Mignon G. Eisenberg Professor of Logotherapy at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Sarasota, Florida and Lifetime Member and Faculty of the Viktor Frankl Institute, USA. She is Director of the Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy, Canada. She is the author of several books and articles on logotherapy. Latest publication: "Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy and Existential Analysis: Theory and Practice" (2022)
Dr. Viktor Svetský
is a psychologist and logotherapist from Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a university lecturer at Comenius University in Bratislava and one of the authors of Component 12 – Human, Modern, and Available Mental Health Care – Resilience and Recovery Plan of Slovak Republic.