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Saturday, December 19, 2015

#80: Enacted Demonstration of Logotherapy with Dr. Michael Winters and Dr. Marshall H. Lewis

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Dr. Michael Winters and Dr. Marshall H. Lewis enacted a demonstration of logotherapy at World Congress XIX in Dallas, Texas in 2013.

Michael Winters earned a masters degree in counseling from Purdue University in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1991. He is a licensed psychologist in Texas.  He received the Diplomate in Logotherapy credential in 2005 and has been appointed both to the Faculty and to the Board of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

Dr. Winters maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.  He specializes in single’s issues, helping couples discover meaning in their relationships, psychological issues of weight management, and grief counseling.  He provides workshops and lectures on the search for meaning, love, marriage, happiness, change and transition, and creativity and risk. He also conducts research on meaning in relationships.

He has published professional papers and book chapters and presented papers at national and international professional conferences.  He has taught numerous courses at Purdue University, University of Memphis, Rice University, the University of Houston, and Our Lady of the Lake, Houston. Dr. Winters is past-president of the Houston Psychological Association.

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Marshall H. Lewis earned a masters degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Jewish-Christian Studies from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2013. He is a licensed masters level psychologist in Kansas. He received the Diplomate in Logotherapy credential in 2011 and has been appointed to the Faculty and to the Board of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. He currently serves as Clinical Director of a Kansas licensed community mental health center serving four rural and frontier counties. He is a frequent presenter at national and international logotherapy conferences.

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This is believed to be the first logotherapy demonstration at a World Congress since Dr. Jerry Long presented one at World Congress VII in Kansas City in 1989. That session can be found at:

LogoTalk Radio #50: The Dr. Jerry Long Lecture Series Part 3 - Demonstration of Logotherapy

This demonstration includes a fictional portrayal of a United States Iraqi war veteran. It is no secret that the transition from combat back to civilian life is not easy. The suicide rate among veterans is twice that of the civilian population. More veterans have died by suicide than were killed in the Iraq war. The suicide rate of active duty military is about the same as the number killed by enemy action.

The Tango Yankee Project was started by Daniel Shaw to support the fight against veteran suicide. As the project grows, proceeds from the sale of Tango Yankee chips will be donated to vetted charities that work to prevent veteran suicide. The Tango Yankee chip is a way to say "Thank You" – or TY, "Tango Yankee," in the NATO radio phonetic alphabet. It can be given to a veteran to say "Thank You," and you can ask him or her to pass it on. The back of the chip states “What you do in this life matters.”

Daniel Shaw recently retired from active service with the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Infantry Unit Leader and held several weapons and tactics instructor positions. He is producer and co-host of the podcast Gunfighter Cast through which he provides informative defense based content. Since retiring from active duty, Mr. Shaw continues his career as Thunderbird Tactical’s Chief Instructor.

Mr. Shaw has kindly provided a discount on Tango Yankee chips for LogoTalk Radio listeners. You can order the chips at and use the code “logotalk10” at check-out. A simple thank you – a Tango Yankee – can go a long way.

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