Ann V. Graber, D.Min., Ph.D.

Ann V. Graber is Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy, Fellow, founding Director of the Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy and recipient of the Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) at the GTF.  Ann grew up in Europe, was educated in Austria, and later continued her higher education in the USA. She studied Dr. Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy, culminating in the Diplomate Credential from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy (1993). She joined the Institute as a professional member and mentored many students. Her particularly innovative contribution to the Institute has been the “Distance Learning” outreach and participation in developing an English language curriculum in Dr. Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy.

Ann’s quest for greater spiritual understanding led her to study Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at the Graduate Theological Foundation, earning the Doctor of Ministry (1999) and subsequently the Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Psychology (2002) degree. After completing her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Graber was invited to join the GTF faculty and became the liaison between the GTF and the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. When the GTF established the Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy in 2012, Dr. Graber was honored to serve as its initial Director (2012-2017), developing a core curriculum in Pastoral Logotherapy with fellow faculty members who were adept in Pastoral Care and Counseling and duly credentialed in Logotherapy. The Pastoral Logotherapy initiative of the GTF is the first of its kind to focus specifically upon the pastoral application of Dr. Viktor Frankl’s meaning-oriented Logotherapy, which is inclusive of the noetic (spiritual) dimension in its counseling approach.

  • In January, 2014, Dr. Ann V. Graber, Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy, then Director of the Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy, received an HONORARY MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE in the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna. The lifetime accredited membership was bestowed in recognition of her excellent work for the cause of logotherapy and its propagation worldwide. 
A frequent presenter at regional and international conferences, Dr. Graber has received numerous awards through the years. Her articles have been published in The International Forum for Logotherapy, Foundation Theology, A Chrysalis Reader, and other publications.
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  • Ecumenical

General Areas of Interest

  • Interface of Psychology & Spirituality/Religion
  • Ecumenical perspectives on secular spirituality and religious faith
  • Near-Death Experiences and their life-transforming impact
  • Creative Imagery to facilitate healing through heightening awareness
  • Ministering to people in psycho-spiritual distress

Specialized Areas

  • Integration of Psychotherapy and Spirituality
  • Pastoral Logotherapy
  • Life & Death on the Continuum of Consciousness
Areas of Service
  • Online Courses
  • Liaison between the Viktor Frankl Institute, a P.R.I.M.E. Affiliate, and the GTF  


  • English
  • German
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