The Continuing Search for Meaning, Jun 2013

Welcome to the third edition of the Continuing Search for Meaning monthly newsletter. This edition introduces a new course: Understanding Melancholy: Depression Viewed from Clinical, Philosophical, and Literary Perspectives, to be offered at the Jung Center this summer; reviews a book Logotherapy Revisited – which may be of interest, and shares an essay about Bob, the turtle man. Enjoy!

Understanding Melancholy:Depression Viewed from Clinical, Philosophical, and Literary Perspectives

Class at Jung Center, Houston Mondays July 15 – Aug 5, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 pm.     Investigate the vastly complex “condition” of depression by viewing it from various perspectives. The modern clinical approach to understanding the course and symptoms of depression-the disease model-describes depression broadly and abstractly.  Click here for more information

Bob, the Turtle Man – A True Angel

turtleDo Angel’s exist? I think so, but maybe not in the form most of us think of. I recently met an angel by the name of Bob.

Bob is a 78 year old effervescent bachelor. I met Bob through the widow of a quadriplegic man, Jerry. Jerry met Bob one day when Jerry needed some help – the bus he had…

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Logotherapy Revisited Book Review

Logotherapy Revisited offers a comprehensive yet brief summary of the principles, philosophy, and techniques of logotherapy. Indeed, I consider it a Desk Reference for Logotherapy.

One of the complaints about logotherapy is that the texts about the philosophical underpinnings are often dense and thus difficult for introductory students to grasp. Logotherapy Revisited offers a great deal of understanding to those new to logotherapy, but it also provides a very useful review for seasoned logotherapists. The writing is clear and easy to understand.

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Michael Winters is a Psychologist in Houston focusing on marriage counseling and therapy. Michael received his PhD from the University of Memphis and has been practicing since 1991.