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

summer-13-sunflower-135Dates: Four Mondays, July 15-August 5
Location: Houston, Texas
Cost: $180 ($160 Jung Center members)
Credit: 8 CE hours

Instructor: Michael Winters, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy

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. Philosophy, especially existential and Buddhist philosophies, view depression as a perspective an individual may possess. Finally, literary perspectives provide a deeper vision into individual experience of depression. Highlighted works will include Darkness Visible by William Styron and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Throughout the course, we will explore social and historical influences on understanding depression.

Recommended reading: Darkness Visible, William Styron; The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

For further information: e­-mail mw@DrMWinters.com or call 713-724-4622
Location: 3435 Branard St. #202 Houston, TX 77027
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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.