Distance Learning Education Consultant & Faculty Member
Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Abilene, TX, USA
Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology
Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN, USA
Accredited Member, International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis,
Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna
Co-Editor, International Forum for Logotherapy Journal
Dr. Ann-Marie Neale’s Biography
Dr. Ann-Marie Neale is the Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana. She supervises masters and doctoral projects and dissertations. In addition, Dr. Neale offers e-courses on Dr. Karen Horney’s Mature Theory of Personality Development and her theory of female development; on 12-Step Recovery Programs; on Logotherapy and 12 Step Spiritual Programs of Recovery; and on the special needs of Survivors and Responders to Disasters, terrorism and community trauma. She calls on her 10-year experience as a Disaster Mental Health Specialist for the American Red Cross when teaching her two courses on Disasters and Community Trauma. Dr. Neale is also a member of the Graduate Theological Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Review Panel.
Dr. Neale is an accredited member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna. She is a Life Time Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Neale is on the Faculty and is the Education Consultant for the Institute. Her responsibilities include teaching Introductory and Advanced courses in Logotherapy for the Distance Learning Program as well as teaching during the Pre-Congress Workshops. Dr. Neale also supervises Diplomate Projects and advises potential students about the Institute’s educational opportunities. She was recently appointed as Co-Editor of the International Forum for Logotherapy, the academic journal published twice yearly by the Institute. At the 21st World Congress Awards Banquet held on June 16, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Neale was presented with The Rosemary Henrion Memorial Award for excellence in educational leadership.
Dr. Neale provides professional copyediting for academic papers, reports, memos, articles, dissertations, manuals, books, and other works. Her area of expertise is the field of psychology. She is also familiar with neuropsychology tests and reports. Dr. Neale is knowledgeable about the requirements of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual.
Dr. Neale offers Life Coaching for adults 55 and older in their transition and search for meaning as retirees, empty nesters, adults facing loss, health concerns, and other issues of the normal aging process.
Dr Neale earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. She received her Academic Associate Credential and Diplomate in Logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Abilene, Texas. Her undergraduate education also includes a major in Literature and English. Prior to pursuing a career in Psychology, Dr. Neale graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, Camden, New Jersey as a Registered Nurse and worked in the Operating Room, Cardiac and Pulmonary Critical Care, Mental Health specialty units and Orthopedics.
Psychology Department, Assistant Professor of Psychology); Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina (Adjunct Professor of Psychology); and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina (Adjunct Professor of Psychology). In addition, Dr. Neale was Assistant Director of the Counseling and Testing Center at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke where she counseled students and faculty as well as coordinated and supervised the drug and alcohol education program for the University. Dr. Neale was both a Psychotherapist and Quality Assurance Supervisor for providers of behavioral health care to residents of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. For 10 years, she also served as a Mental Health Specialist for the American Red Cross. Dr. Neale was a phone counselor for Contact USA, a telephone crisis hotline and for the Emergency Mental Health Hotline in Jackson, Michigan.
Dr. Neale’s life is further enriched by her family and friends. Among other things, she enjoys reading mystery novels and biographies, doing crossword puzzles, writing poetry, exploring art museums, dabbling in amateur photography, playing the piano and spending quality time with family and friends. Having recently relocated from Florida to Boise, Idaho, Dr. Neale is enjoying the beauty of the West Coast, the magnificent Rocky Mountains, and the spectacular seasonal changes.
Dr. Ann-Marie Neale’s course on Counseling Disaster Survivors
“Discovering Meaning in Life: Through Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy & Existential Analysis"
As Editor of Dr. Marie Dezelic’s Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook, I am pleased to share myenthusiasm and support for this excellent and creative addition, not only to Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapyand Existential Analysis, but to the general field of Existential Psychology and spiritually-centeredpsychotherapy. It is an honor to be included in Dr. Dezelic’s group of mentors, colleagues, and friends.We first met through the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy where I was privileged to be one of Dr.Dezelic’s instructors for her Logotherapy Diplomate Credential. It was clear from the onset that this highlygifted and creative woman is both passionate about and committed to Viktor Frankl’s’ teachings andphilosophy. Dr. Dezelic has continued to share Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and its meaningcenteredapproach to psychotherapy with her patients and colleagues not only through her writings,counseling and many projects, but also through her way of being in the world. Continue Reading here...
COLLABORATIONS WITH Dr. Marie Dezelic & Dr. Gabriel Ghanoum:
Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual - Book
Discovering Meaning in Life: Through Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy & Existential Analysis
Editor’s Foreword by Dr. Ann-Marie Neale in
Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual: Logotherapy & Existential Analysis Brief Therapy Protocol for Group & Individual Sessions
(Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual: Logotherapy & Existential Analysis Brief Therapy Protocol for Group &Individual Sessions, 2015, p.3-4)
“Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy: Journey of Discovery”
It is my honor and privilege to be the Editor of Drs. Marie Dezelic and Gabriel Ghanoum’s Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual with its focus on a Brief Therapy Protocol for Group and Individual Sessions.This Manual is based on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA) and stays true to histeachings and philosophy; however, the authors have utilized their own creative talents in thedevelopment of innovative, colorful and informative Figures and Conceptual Pictographs—ClientHandouts, as well as individual and group exercises. This manual will be helpful in many diverse settings,such as clinical groups, hospital inpatient therapy, outpatient programs, support groups and spiritualretreats, in addition to individual counseling and self-exploration. Having the unique perspective ofediting Dr. Dezelic’s highly acclaimed Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook (2014), which is also basedon the teachings of Viktor Frankl, I am delighted that this new Manual has added another significantcontribution to the clinical literature, as well as the ever-important and increasing demand for “handson”manuals designed to assist therapists, clients and other seekers in the quest to discover meaning intheir lives.Continue Reading here...
Trauma Treatment – Healing the Whole Person - Book
Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy in Trauma Treatment: Thealing Through Meaning
“Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy in Trauma Treatment: Healing Through Meaning”
It is both an honor and a privilege to be the Editor of Dr. Marie Dezelic and Dr. Gabriel Ghanoum’s newest publication entitled Trauma Treatment - Healing the Whole Person, a clinical manual that combines Viktor Frankl’s Meaning-Centered Therapy and the authors’ innovative Trauma Treatment Foundational Phase-Work (TTFP). Dezelic and Ghanoum’s treatment protocol stays true to Viktor Frankl’s teachings and philosophy; while at the same time, they share their own clinical knowledge and expertise based on extensive experience working with patients who are attempting to heal from past or present traumatic events. Once again, they have developed innovative, colorful and informative Figures and Conceptual Pictographs, as well as individual and group exercises. By presenting the information and exercises in both written and visual format, the authors give readers several ways to both comprehend and utilize the treatment options. As before, Dezelic and Ghanoum have designed a manual that is flexible enough to be appropriate for individual or group counseling, as well as self-exploration. This manual can be used in many diverse settings such as inpatient hospitals, outpatient facilities, and spiritual centers. Continue Reading here...