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Sunday, May 27, 2018

#86: Interview with Harald Mori



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Harald Mori has been working in private psychotherapy practice since 1991. He received his doctor of medicine and master of science in psychotherapy through his studies in Graz, Vienna, and Munich. He is a licensed psychooncologist and licensed psychotherapist specializing in logotherapy and existential analysis. He lectures extensively worldwide including his native Austria, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Canada, United States, Russia, South Korea, and Peru.

In January 1987, as a young medical student (and later graduate in psychotherapy), Harald Mori had the honor of meeting Dr. Viktor Frankl in person. In the following
years, he became his student and assistant at Frankl´s university lectures in Vienna as well as in his personal matters.


The Fourth International Congress on the Future of Logotherapy will be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, August 28 to September 1, 2018. The conference website includes the congress program, online registration, call for papers, travel information, and contacts. It can be found here:

http://logo.inpsycho.ru/konferenczii,-kongressyi-i-simpoziumyi/the-4th-international-congress-the-future-of-logotherapy.html




Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to logotalk@gmail.com and may you have a meaningful day.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

#85: Interview with Ekaterina Voulfson, Founder of the Viktor Frankl Center, St. Petersburg



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Ekaterina Voulfson is a logotherapist from St. Petersburg with a clinical psychology background. She maintains a private practice specializing in single issues and holds logotherapeutic groups for adults and teenagers.

She is the founder of the Viktor Frankl Center in St. Petersburg where she is a leader of training programs on logotherapy. She organizes numerous events and projects promoting logotherapy including public lectures, logotherapy conferences, and exhibitions.

She is currently assisting with the upcoming Fourth International Congress on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy to be held in Moscow in August.

More about her work and the Viktor Frank Center can be found at:
www.viktorfranklcenter.ru


The Fourth International Congress on the Future of Logotherapy will be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, August 28 to September 1, 2018. The conference website includes the congress program, online registration, call for papers, travel information, and contacts. It can be found here:

http://logo.inpsycho.ru/konferenczii,-kongressyi-i-simpoziumyi/the-4th-international-congress-the-future-of-logotherapy.html




Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to logotalk@gmail.com and may you have a meaningful day.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

#84 On the Meaning of Love



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LogoTalk Radio #84: On the Meaning of Love is a reading of the following article:

Frankl, V. E. (1987). On the meaning of love. The International Forum for Logotherapy 10(1), 5-8.

Some context: LogoTalk Radio is experimenting with new audio approaches in the coming year, including the anticipation of Facebook Live Audio. Though not live, this recording was made without editing or other post production, much as a live audio stream might be. LogoTalk Radio #84 was offered exclusively on our Facebook page for a number of days beginning on Valentine's Day before being placed on the usual feed.

Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to logotalk@gmail.com and may you have a meaningful St. Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 20, 2017

#83: An Operational Definition of Meaning in Health Treatment with Dr. Batya Yaniger



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On Monday, March 9, 2015, Dr. Batya Yaniger gave the following presentation to the First International Congress of Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy in Haifa, Israel. LogoTalk Radio thanks Dr. Yaniger for giving her kind permission to share the address with you.

Batya Yaniger is a teacher, supervisor, and private practitioner of logotherapy, with over 30 years experience in innovative Torah teaching. She earned her BS in social work from Loyola University and her MS and PsyD degrees in psychology from the California Coast University. She is a Diplomate Clinician in Logotherapy as well as a co-trainer of the logotherapy training program in Israel, recognized for certification by The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy in the USA.

In the presentation that follows, Dr. Yaniger suggests an operational definition of meaning that identifies four processes at work in the search for meaning. These are (1) the ability to grasp and evaluate meaning, (2) the capacity to become aware of deeply felt longings and higher motivations, (3) the ability to envision potential meaningfulness, and (4) the ability to become one’s authentic self by answering the questions life poses.

Dr. Yaniger has worked successfully with people who have, for a variety of reasons, lost their sense of direction in life. She listens for values and strengths that put the person in touch with who they are and what is most important to them. Logotherapy's assumption that every life has a purpose and every situation can be made meaningful perfectly dovetails with Jewish principles of optimism and responsibility. Dr. Yaniger has worked with people who struggle with issues of depression, anxiety, fears and indecisiveness, helping them to access their intuitive wisdom.

Dr. Yaniger can be reached through The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy in Israel at http://themeaningseeker.com/.

Dr. Yaniger's first interview on LogoTalk Radio #28 can be found here:
http://logotalkshownotes.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html


Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to logotalk@gmail.com and may you have a meaningful day.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

#82: A Brief Reintroduction to LogoTalk Radio for 2017



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A brief summary of changes in LogoTalk Radio since its premier in January 2009. In addition, in 2017, LogoTalk Radio plans to (1) complete the lectures from the First Logotherapy Conference in Israel, (2) present new lectures on logotherapy to update the current course available through the Zur Institute, and (3) attend World Congress XXI in Dallas, Texas this June 14-18, 2017.


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Friday, November 11, 2016

#81: Sowing the Seeds: Searching for Meaning in the 21st Century with Dr. Pninit Russo-Netzer



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On Monday, March 9, 2015, Dr. Pninit Russo-Netzer gave the following presentation to the First International Congress of Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy in Haifa, Israel. LogoTalk Radio thanks Dr. Russo-Netzer for giving her kind permission to share the address with you.

Pninit Russo-Netzer, Ph.D., is a researcher at the department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Haifa and the Maytiv Center for Research and Practice in Positive Psychology, School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center, Israel. Her main research and practice interests focus on meaning in life, positive psychology, spirituality and spiritual development, positive change and growth. Dr. Russo-Netzer is a practitioner of positive psychology, a diplomate clinician in logotherapy, and the chair of the Logotherapy Association in Israel. She serves as academic advisor and consultant to both academic and non-academic institutions, develops training programs and curricula for various organizations, and is the co-editor of Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology (2014), Clinical Perspectives in Meaning (2016) and Search for Meaning in the Israeli Scene (forthcoming).

Abstract of Sowing the Seeds: Searching for Meaning in the 21st Century

In the past, society’s sense of support and coherence was achieved through processes such as continuity, socialization, and transmission of traditional patterns (Buxant, Saroglou & Tesser, 2010); however, nowadays these processes are challenged by the rise of globalization and the progression towards a more individualistic and pluralistic world. Forces and processes such as industrialization, urbanization, and the decline of the moral authority of religion (Cushman, 1990) provide a context for disengagement, deconstruction of values, and loss of meaning (Moules, 2000). Existential vacuum leaves Western industrialized societies hungry for meaning more than ever (Frankl, 1969). This state of affairs is even more complex and critical in the development of children and youth. Addressing “ultimate concerns” of meaning and purpose in these critical periods through education may facilitate the development of a healthy sense of meaning, responsibility, and shaping a purposeful path, a meaningful reason for being.

This presentation will focus on Frankl’s meaning triangle (pathways to meaning) and explore its different manifestations in theory (i.e., by highlighting potential corresponding concepts within the field of positive psychology), application (i.e., by presenting insights gained from logotherapy workshops conducted in higher education), and research (i.e, by presenting an exploratory attempt to develop children’s meaning questionnaire based on Frankl’s meaning triangle).

Amazon links to Dr. Russo-Netzer's books are below:

https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Perspectives-Meaning-Existential-Psychotherapy/dp/3319413953/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478900371&sr=1-2&keywords=russo-netzer





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