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Friday, December 7, 2012

#48 The Dr. Jerry Long Lecture Series Part 2





Dr. Jerry Long is an iconic name in the history of logotherapy.  Following an accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and ended his promising baseball career, Jerry Long discovered Viktor Frankl and the book Man's Search for Meaning.  He wrote a letter to Viktor Frankl and the two soon became good friends.  Jerry Long became a psychologist and logotherapist and often traveled and lectured with Viktor Frankl to audiences around the world.

Jerry Long passed away in 2002.

With the kind permission of his widow, Mrs. Renee Feagans, video archives of Dr. Jerry Long have now been made available to LogoTalk Radio.  This material has not been presented for more than 20 years.

The second lecture in the series is recorded at Lamar University in Orange, Texas, in 1993.  


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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

#47 Interview with Mr. Robert "the Turtleman" Ekstrom




Our guest today on LogoTalk Radio is Mr. Robert Ekstrom, a long time participant in the World Congresses hosted by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.  Many will know him simply as "the Turtleman" because of his habit of brightening people’s days by giving them a small, carved, stone turtle.  I met Mr. Ekstrom about four years ago and, sure enough, he gave me a little green turtle.  I think I was lucky to get a green one.  It has sat on my desk since reminding me of the World Congress.

This is truly one of LogoTalk Radio's most charming and fun interviews.  Mr. Ekstrom's spirit of love for people shines through.  He is sure to touch your life in this interview.

Thanks to logotherapist Manfred Hillmann for sharing the video of Mr. Ekstrom that is mentioned in the interview:







The book mentioned in the interview is Search for Significance;  Finding Meaning in Times of Change, Challenge and Chaos by Geri Marr Burdman, Ph.D.  It is available here at Amazon.com.









Links from the news and announcements this month:



The two semester course at the newly installed Department for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in Moscow starts on November 22 with a four-day seminar held by A. Batthyany.



Logos & Existência: Revista da Associação Brasileira de Logoterapia e Análise Existencial


A Revista Brasileira de Logoterapia e Análise Existencial, com periodicidade semestral, é um periódico online, vinculado a Associação Brasileira de Logoterapia e Análise Existencial (ABLAE). Seu objetivo é divulgar artigos científicos originais (teóricos e empíricos) dos pesquisadores e estudiosos do sentido da vida, bem como difundir o pensamento de Viktor Frankl em suas possíveis aplicações em diversos contextos (filosófico, clínico, educacional, laboral, social etc.). Além dos artigos, a revista também publica resenhas de livros e entrevistas com personalidades de destaque na Logoterapia no Brasil e no mundo.

In San Severo, Italy on November 16, 2012:



Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland

School of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

SUICIDE AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING: Answers from Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy

Date: Saturday, 10am-12pm, November 17th, 2012.
Location: European Parliament Buildings, 43 Molesworth St., Dublin 2.
Enquiries and booking to Gráinne: grainne.delaney@europarl.europa.eu


11 y 12 de enero 2013 - Lima, Perú

THE VIKTOR FRANKL INSTITUTE OF LOGOTHERAPY

The 19th World Congress on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy
June 19-23, 2013
Pre-Congress Workshops June 17-19, 2013
Marriott Quorum Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA


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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Talk Sense Radio Interview with Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.



Please join me on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM US Eastern Time and noon US Pacific Time as I serve as guest host on Talk Sense Radio - The Meaning Connection.  My guest will be Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, President of the International Network on Personal Meaning and founder of The Meaningful Living Project.

Among other things, we will be discussing Viktor Frankl's concept of Tragic Optimism especially in light of the devastation brought to the Easter Coast by Hurricane Sandy.

Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych., is an internationally renowned author, counseling educator, and researcher in positive psychology.  His meaning-centered counseling and therapy has gained world-wide recognition as an effective and flexible approach to both short-term and long-term therapies.  He has more than 200 publications, and has given keynote addresses and workshops around the world.  He is the president of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM, www.meaning.ca) and the Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute, Inc. (MCCI),  and is the editor of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy (IJEPP).  The second edition of his edited volume The Human Quest for Meaning: Theory, Research and Application has just been published by Routledge.

Dr. Wong received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto.  He has held professorial positions at various universities, such as York University, University of Toronto and Trent University. As the Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Western University, he has established an accredited and widely recognized graduate program.  More recently, he served as the Division Chair of Psychology and Business Administration at Tyndale University College.  He has been a visiting scientist to the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of British Columbia.  He has been invited to lecture in numerous universities in Asia and North America.

Dr. Wong's Links:

The Human Quest for Meaning:  Theories, Research, and Applications, Second Edition

International Network on Personal Meaning

International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy

The Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute, Inc.

DrPaulWong.com

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong on Facebook

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong on Twitter

The Meaningful Living Project on Facebook


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

Monday, October 8, 2012

#46 Interview with Edward Marshall, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy



Today's guest on LogoTalk Radio is Edward Marshall, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy, President of the Canadian Institute of Logotherapy, and author of the new book Logotherapy Revisited: Review of the Tenets of Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy.


Dr. Edward Marshall completed his Medical Degree at the University of Navarra, Spain, and practiced Family Medicine in the Canary Islands, Spain. He earned his Master's Degree in Emergency Medicine, from the University of La Laguna, Spain. His Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (Ph.D. in Neuroscience) Degree is from the University of La Laguna, Spain. His Doctoral Dissertation focused on the neurophysiology of the visual system. He completed his residency in Psychiatry and earned his Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Leeds, UK. He practiced as Psychiatrist at St. James' Psychiatric Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. Since moving to Canada, he has been practicing Psychotherapy. He completed the Diplomate Clinician in Logotherapy credential with the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

Dr. Edward Marshall, along with his wife Dr. Maria Marshall, founded the Canadian Institute of Logotherapy, Ottawa, Canada.  They are also authors of the new book Logotherapy Revisited which has been published since our interview was recorded.

For more information on both, please visit the following links:



Dr. Marshall was one of the first people I became aware of in logotherapy when I began to study it and shortly after I started LogoTalk simply because of the similarity of our names, Marshall being his family name and my given name.  We are both on Facebook, both on Twitter, and so the search engines constantly pulled us up together when the words “marshall” and “logotherapy” became associated.

However, I only met Dr. Marshall this year, and in Vienna rather than North America.  While having breakfast one morning at that the Hotel Regina, Dr. Marshall approached me and introduced himself.  I recognized him, of course, from pictures on the internet.  It seems that he had a message for me that someone had left with the hotel, though it had been routed to him instead of to me, again due the similarity of our names.  We then, of course, shared breakfast, pleasant conversation about the future of logotherapy, and, at some point, visited the Sigmund Freud Museum together along with some other colleagues.

So, finally, Marshall has the opportunity to interview Dr. Marshall on Logotalk!

Dr. Marshall was a presenter at Congress Vienna 2012 The Future of Logotherapy in March.


Also on this month's show, we are pleased to welcome home frequent contributor Tanja Vu with a new meaning-centered poetry reading:

Fly Easy Above the Sun



Tanja Vu's books are also available from Amazon.com in Kindle Editions:

Poems from Another Realm (The Whisperer)

Scraps of Life:  Stella's Story (Mystic Inner Journeys)



In the news this month, several conferences are upcoming:


El lema de este año será: LOS VALORES Y LA PROMOCIÓN PERSONAL Y SOCIAL. APORTACIONES DEDE LA LOGOTERAPIA.

20 y 21 de octubre de 2012 - Madrid


Paraíba, Brasil  8 a 11 de novembro de 2012



11 y 12 de enero 2013 - Lima, Perú


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

Friday, September 7, 2012

#45 Interview with Ferhat Jak Icoz, MBPsS, Associate in Logotherapy




Today's guest on LogoTalk Radio is Mr. Ferhat Jak Icoz, MBPsS, Associate in Logotherapy

Ferhat Jak Icoz was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and took a classical education at Österreichisches Sankt-Georgs Kolleg - Gymnasium u. Handelsakademie (Austrian Sankt- Georg High School). He studied Psychology, Media Studies and Hebrew Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey and Vassar College, N.Y., and was granted a B.A. degree with Summa Cum Laude in Psychology from Istanbul Bilgi University. He enrolled in the graduate program in Clinical Psychology at Istanbul Bilgi University and expects to graduate this summer. In his graduate studies, he has taken a psychoanalytically-psychodynamically oriented clinical approach with an integrative emphasis with existential and humanistic approaches. He aspires to pursue further education at the doctoral level in psychotherapy. In addition to this, he is studying International Management at the University of Liverpool, expecting to receive a M.Sc. degree within a year.

He has been admitted to the Doctor of Psychology program in Existential Psychotherapies and Counseling at Middlesex University in London, UK, where he will be relocating in September.

He has recently completed and finalized his diplomate work in logotherapy, and it was approved by Dr. Ann V. Graber just before Congress Vienna. Its topic is "Meaningful Inter-Group Dynamics Through Logotherapy: Boosting Inter- Group Relations Through Awareness Raising Modules Based on Logotherapy."  This involves the use Logotherapy in peace-building through creating educational modules based on Logotherapy.  This project will be presented to the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy at the 19th World Congress on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas in 2013.

Professionally, he is recognized as a psychologist by the Turkish Psychological Association, as an MBPsS by the British Psychological Society and as an academic associate by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

He has taken psychotherapy education in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Logotherapy - Existential Analysis. Along with these, he is trained as a yoga instructor and a trainer-educator.

He is fluent in English, Turkish, German and Italian, and can communicate in French and Hebrew at limited working proficiency level.

Ferhat Jak Icoz was a presenter at Congress Vienna 2012 The Future of Logotherapy in March.




In the news this month, South America is the place to be:


Lima, Perú  Jueves 06 - Domingo 09 de Septiembre 2012


Universidad del Salvador - Bs. As.  27, 28 y 29 de setiembre de 2012


Paraíba, Brasil  8 a 11 de novembro de 2012


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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mental Health Awareness on Talk Sense Radio

In light of the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the media frenzy surrounding this case, Talk Sense Radio - The Meaning Connection with Mary Cimiluca interviewed me on various topics related to mental health awareness. 
Key points include the lack of conclusive evidence that mental illness disposes a person to violence, but that mental illness, substance abuse and a history of violence raises the risk of violence by a factor of ten - a Violence Triad, so to speak.
Additional topics will include: what is mental illness and how do we recognize it?  What are the warning signs of pending escalation of symptoms?  Can we predict when danger will turn to violence?  How can those who have been diagnosed with mental illness avoid stigma?  What is mental first-aid? and much, much more.
The podcast version is now available for download at:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

#44 Interview with Tani Burton, MSW, Diplomate in Logotherapy




Today's guest on LogoTalk Radio is Rabbi Tani Burton, MSW, Diplomate in Logotherapy

Tani is a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City where he obtained his master of social work degree as well as his rabbinic ordination.  He has also undergone formal institute training through the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy with Dr. Teria Shantall, who was a student of Viktor Frankl’s.

With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, Tani now maintains a private practice in clinical social work and logotherapy specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  He practices in Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh and Yad Binyamin, Israel.

In addition to private practice, he has worked in various agency settings, and has presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of sexual abuse and community interventions.  He has worked at Jewish Family Services in Clifton/Passaic, doing child-centered play therapy as well as geriatric and immigration case management, and was the therapeutic director of Netsach, a yeshiva program in Jerusalem for at-risk young men.  He is trained in the treatment of sexual offenders and co-facilitating forensic therapy groups at an organization created to deal with the phenomenon of sexual abuse in the religious community.

Tani is an integrative, meaning-oriented therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He brings together complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person. Tani believes that compassion and understanding are the real tools to help people build on their strengths and attain the personal growth that life has set out for them.

In March 2012, at the historic Billroth House of the Vienna Medical Society, Tani lectured at Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy.  The title of his presentation was "Bringing Conscience into the Process:  A Meaning Analysis of Sexual Abuse and Current Trends in Research and Treatment."

Tani joined LogoTalk Radio for an interview following his presentation.

More about Tani Burton can be found at:

http://www.taniburton.com/


In the news this month, South America is the place to be:


Lima, Perú  Jueves 06 - Domingo 09 de Septiembre 2012


Universidad del Salvador - Bs. As.  27, 28 y 29 de setiembre de 2012


Paraíba, Brasil  8 a 11 de novembro de 2012


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

Saturday, July 7, 2012

#43 Interview and Lecture with Stephen J. Costello, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy




Special thanks to José Luis Alvarez Coitinho who recorded a great deal of Congress Vienna on video. His playlist is now featured on LogoTalk Radio on YouTube.



Dr. Costello, founder and director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, is a philosopher, logotherapist/existential analyst and author. He has been lecturing philosophy and psychology for over twenty years in University College Dublin, Trinity and, more recently, in the Dublin Business School. 

He was educated in St. Gerard's School, Castleknock College and University College Dublin, where he read Philosophy and Spanish Language and Literature. His Master's degree in philosophy (1990) was in existentialism and his PhD degree (1994), carried out under the supervision of Professor Richard Kearney, was on psychoanalysis (Freud) and hermeneutics (Ricoeur).

Dr. Costello was awarded two gold medals for debating in UCD and holds a black belt in Aikido and an equivalent in Wing Tsun Kung Fu. Subsequently, he trained at the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, gaining a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies (now an MSc from Trinity) in 1996 with a thesis on Lacan and criminology.

For a number of years Dr. Costello was a member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland, attached to the School of Psychotherapy in St. Vincent's Hospital. He is a Diplomate in Logotherapy (awarded in 2009) and sits on the international faculty of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy and is a board member of the International Association of Institutions for Training and Research in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. He has published widely in the International Forum for Logotherapy. Dr. Costello also acts as coadjutor of the London Chapter of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. 

He is the author of The Irish Soul: In Dialogue, The Pale Criminal: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 18 Reasons Why Mothers Hate Their Babies: A Philosophy of Childhood, Hermeneutics and the Psychoanalysis of Religion, The Ethics of Happiness: An Existential Analysis, What are Friends For?: Insights from the Great Philosophers and of the forthcoming Philosophy and the Flow of Presence: Desire, Drama and the Divine Ground of Being. He edited Credo: Faith and Philosophy in Contemporary Ireland and The Search for Spirituality: Seven Paths Within the Catholic Tradition.

On March 17, 2012, at the historic Billroth House of the Vienna Medical Society, Dr. Costello lectured on the Meaning of Logotherapy as part of Congress Vienna 2012:  The Future of Logotherapy.

This podcast contains an interview with Dr. Costello conducted during the congress in Vienna as well as a recording of his lecture.

More about the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland can be found at 



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

Saturday, June 9, 2012

#42 Congress Vienna 2012: Round Table Discussion with the Pioneers of Logotherapy




Special thanks to José Luis Alvarez Coitinho who recorded a great deal of Congress Vienna on video. His playlist is now featured on LogoTalk Radio on YouTube.



Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy was held at the historic Billroth House of the Vienna Medical Society on March 16-18, 2012 in Vienna, Austria.  The congress was sponsored by the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.  The congress provided a survey of what currently exists in the field of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.  This, in turn, provides the solid foundation from which to build into the future.


LogoTalk Radio wishes to thank Dr. Alexander Batthyany and the Viktor Frankl Institute VIenna for the warm welcome and inclusion of LogoTalk Radio as an official part of the Congress.  Dr. Batthyany remains a model of transparency and inclusiveness as he leads logotherapy and existential analysis into the future.


This podcast contains:


Round Table Discussion / Plenary Session with

Prof. Geronimo Acevedo, Ph.D. (Argentina)
Prof. David Guttmann, Ph.D. (Israel)
Prof. Katsutaro Nagata, M.D., Ph.D. (Japan)
Prof. Kazimierz Popielski, Ph.D. (Poland)
Irmeli Sjolie, Ph.D. (Finland)
Giosch Albrecht, Ph.D. (Switzerland)


It was delivered at Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy on March 17, 2012.



More about Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy can be found at:

http://www.viktorfrankl.info

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

Monday, May 7, 2012

#41 Congress Vienna 2012: Keynote Address by Dr. William Evans





Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy was held at the historic Billroth House of the Vienna Medical Society on March 16-18, 2012 in Vienna, Austria.  The congress was sponsored by the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.  The congress provided a survey of what currently exists in the field of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.  This, in turn, provides the solid foundation from which to build into the future.


LogoTalk Radio wishes to thank Dr. Alexander Batthyany and the Viktor Frankl Institute VIenna for the warm welcome and inclusion of LogoTalk Radio as an official part of the Congress.  Dr. Batthyany remains a model of transparency and inclusiveness as he leads logotherapy and existential analysis into the future.


This podcast contains:
The Keynote Address by Dr. William Evans.  William Evans, M.Div., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.  His address is entitled The World Still Cries for Meaning: Are We Still Listening?  It was delivered at Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy on March 17, 2012.


To read the full unabridged version, including new empirical data on the search for meaning and psychological correlates, click here

More about Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy can be found at:

http://www.viktorfrankl.info

Special thanks also to José Luis Alvarez Coitinho who recorded a great deal of Congress Vienna on video. His playlist is now featured on LogoTalk Radio on YouTube.




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

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#40 Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy





Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy was held at the historic Billroth House of the Vienna Medical Society on March 16-18, 2012 in Vienna, Austria.  The congress was sponsored by the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.  The congress provided a survey of what currently exists in the field of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.  This, in turn, provides the solid foundation from which to build into the future.


LogoTalk Radio wishes to thank Dr. Alexander Batthyany and the Viktor Frankl Institute VIenna for the warm welcome and inclusion of LogoTalk Radio as an official part of the Congress.  Dr. Batthyany remains a model of transparency and inclusiveness as he leads logotherapy and existential analysis into the future.


This podcast contains:
Conference Opening by Dr. Alexander Batthyany
Greeting Message by Dr. Eleonore Frankl
Summary and Outlook by Dr. Alexander Batthyany

More about Congress Vienna 2012: The Future of Logotherapy can be found at:

http://www.viktorfrankl.info

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Kongress Wien 2012: Die Zukunft der Logotherapie

LogoTalk Radio wishes to thank Dr. Alexander Batthyany for his warm reception and support of LogoTalk Radio.  LogoTalk Radio is honored to have been part of this historic event.

The following sound files are the first raw audio archives from Congress Vienna 2012:  The Future of Logotherapy.  More audio archives will become available in the coming weeks.

Please note that each file is in German, English and Spanish.  Please be patient as translation takes place.

Assoc. Prof. Alexander Batthyany, Ph.D.
Conference Opening  
and
Eleonore Frankl, Hon.D.
Greeting Message
http://homepage.mac.com/mhlewis/future/VFI1.MP3

Assoc.-Prof. William F. Evans, Ph.D. (USA)
Keynote: The World Still Cries for Meaning - Are We Still Listening?
http://homepage.mac.com/mhlewis/future/VFI2.MP3

Prof. Geronimo Acevedo, Ph.D. (Argentina)
Prof. David Guttmann, Ph.D. (Israel)
Prof. Katsutaro Nagata, M.D., Ph.D. (Japan)
Prof. Kazimierz Popielski, Ph.D. (Poland)
Irmeli Sjolie, Ph.D. (Finland)
Giosch Albrecht, Ph.D. (Switzerland)
Round Table Discussion / Plenary Session
http://homepage.mac.com/mhlewis/future/VFI3.MP3

Assoc. Prof. Alexander Batthyany, Ph.D. (Austria)
Summary and Outlook: The Next Future of Logotherapy Conference 2014
http://homepage.mac.com/mhlewis/future/VFI4.MP3

Friday, March 9, 2012

#39 Interview and Poetry Reading with Tanja Vu



Tatjana Vucinic, MSc, known in the art world as Tanja Vu, is a Croatian psychologist, editor and poet who writes music and sings her poetry.  Most of her poems deal with eternal subjects such as human spirituality, inner explorations, unconditional love and the importance of bringing hope and feelings of limitless possibilities.

Tanja holds the Master of Science degree in Health Psychology from Leiden University in The Netherlands.  She lives and works in her native Zagreb, Croatia.  Tanja believes that Croatia has a great hunger for more knowledge of Viktor Frankl’s work and notes that interest in the area of personal meaning is growing in her country.  Frankl's books are extremely popular among Croatians.

Tanja is author of The Whisperer, a book of meaning-centered poetry recently published on Amazon.com.


Tanja's Links:

Poems from Another Realm (The Whisperer) [Kindle Edition]
Tanja's book of meaning-centered poetry on Amazon.com


Kanal korisnika TanjaVuPoems
Tanja's YouTube channel


A View From Croatia
Tanja's blog post on the Viktor and I Movie website




Congress Vienna 2012 Links:



http://homepage.mac.com/mhlewis/vodcaster/LogoTalk/LT39.m4a

Friday, February 10, 2012

#38 Interview with Dr. Kuo Liu-Hsiu



Dr. Kuo Liu Hsiu is originally from Taiwan.  She has lived and studied in Germany and completed a Doctoral degree in Music in the U.S.  She plays many instruments and her music has allowed her to perform all over the world, most memorably for Mikhail Gorbachev and the Queen of Jordan.  Dr. Kuo also played at the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Israel, as well as a Middle East peace concert.  She has played to accompany poetry, dance and films.  Her experience includes touring and producing CD collections for commercial release.  Most recently, Dr. Kuo was a visiting professor in China during the 2007 school year.  While there she started the first music therapy concerts in southwest China to assist those with trauma from the 2008 earthquake.

Dr. Kuo also played the harp during the 2011 awards ceremony of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy (USA) where I first heard her perform live.

Lui Hsiu is the originator of the The MusicMap, a project grounded in logotherapy and which seeks to discover meaning through music. The MusicMap™© project has two goals: the first is to help people know themselves better by recalling how music has affected them throughout their lives; the second is to help the public to be aware of their sound environment and the proper use of music for wellbeing.

More about the MusicMap can be found at:


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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

#37 The Dr. Jerry Long Lecture Series Part 1


This podcast begins an exciting new project for 2012:

The Dr. Jerry Long Lecture Series

The first lecture in the series is recorded at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, USA in 1993.

Jerry Long is an iconic name in the history of logotherapy.  Following an accident that left him paralyzed and ended his promising sports career, Jerry Long discovered Viktor Frankl and the book Man’s Search for Meaning.  He wrote a letter to Viktor Frankl and the two soon became good friends.  Jerry Long became a psychologist and logotherapist and often traveled and lectured with Viktor Frankl to audiences around the world.

Jerry Long passed away in 2002.

With the kind permission of his widow, Mrs. Renee Feagans, audio and video archives of Dr. Jerry Long have now been made available to LogoTalk Radio and will be presented throughout the year. This material has not been presented to an international audience for more than 10 years.

Mrs. Feagans was our guest on LogoTalk Radio #35.

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

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shrink Rap Radio #291 – Comparing Logotherapy and Positive Psychology with Marshall H. Lewis, MA




All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous.

Listen to Dr. Dave interview me about Viktor Frankl, Logotherapy and Positive Psychology on Shrink Rap Radio, the World's Premier Psychology Podcast!