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Thursday, April 4, 2013

#52: The Song of Melancholy: Depression and the Search for Meaning by Stephen J. Costello, PhD

Dr. Stephen J. Costello has given his kind permission for LogoTalk Radio to present his lecture entitled The Song of Melancholy:  Depression and the Search for Meaning.  This lecture was delivered to St. Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin on March 13, 2013.

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 was in existentialism and his PhD degree was on psychoanalysis and hermeneutics.  Subsequently, he trained at the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, gaining a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies with a thesis on Lacan and criminology.

Dr. Costello is a Diplomate in Logotherapy and sits on the international faculty of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.  He 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 multiple books on psychoanalysis, logotherapy, and philosophy, including the forthcoming Philosophy and the Flow of Presence: Desire, Drama and the Divine Ground of Being.

Links from this month's podcast:

Lewis, M.H., "LogoTalk Radio."  The International Forum for Logotherapy, Vol. 35.  Abilene, Texas: Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, 2012, pp. 98-101.

"Logotherapy and Existential Analysis:  The Theory and Therapy of Viktor Frankl" at the Zur Institute.

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