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Saturday, October 8, 2011

#34 Interview and Dramatic Reading with Chef Rev. Dr. Lise Worthington

Click here to download Interview and Dramatic Reading with Chef Rev. Dr. Lise Worthington.

Rev. Dr. Lise Worthington, Chef and minister, trained at the Culinary Institute of America,  Hebrew Union Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary.  Her passion -- the love affair between food and faith -- influences not only her theology but a willingness to share the creative, spiritual and wisdom filled message:  food matters.

I met Dr. Worthington at this year’s World Congress where we both attended the advanced course in Logotherapy, Franklian Psychology:  The Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders.  Dr. Worthington did a dramatic reading as part of the class that impressed me so much that I asked her to record it to share with our Logotalk Radio listeners.

Dr. Worthington also presented at the World Congress.  Her paper is entitled Babette’s Feast:  The Soul of a Chef – A Franklian Response to the Jungian’s Parable of Trauma.  Dr. Worthington's website is:

Trailer of Babette's Feast:

In the news this month:

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is holding an advanced clinical intensive in logotherapy from October 10 to October 15, 2011 in Bogota, Columbia.  Information at:

The Fifteenth Conference of the Spanish Association of Logotherapy - COPING WITH CRISIS. A PERSONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE - will be held October 15 and 16, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  Download flyer at:

An Introductory course in Viktor Frankl's logotherapy in Hebrew is starting October 25 in Jerusalem and the same course in English is starting November 3 in Efrat, Israel.   Pre-registration is required.  Email me at for the telephone numbers to use for preregistration.

The Peruvian Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis is holding the first international specialization in thanatology and dying well with classes being held November 2011 through January 2012 in Lima, Peru.  Information at:

The Third Colombian Congress on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis is being held June 1-2, 2012 in Bogoto sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.  Information at:

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