Ann-Marie Neale, Ph.D.

Ann-Marie Neale is Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology.  Dr. Neale earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, as well as an Academic Associate and Diplomate in Logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Abilene, Texas.  She is also an accredited member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna. 




Dr. Neale's undergraduate education also included a major in Literature and English. Prior to pursuing a career in Psychology, Dr. Neale graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in Camden, New Jersey as a Registered Nurse and worked in the Operating Room, Cardiac and Pulmonary Critical Care, Mental Health and Orthopedics specialties. In addition to her faculty position at the GTF, Dr. Neale is a Faculty Member and Education Consultant for the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy in Abilene Texas where she teaches Introductory and Advanced courses in Logotherapy, supervises Diplomate Projects and advises potential students and members about the Institute’s mission and Distance Learning educational opportunities. Logotherapy Courses offered through the Viktor Frankl Institute are currently accepted as either transfer or elective credits at the GTF through our P.R.I.M.E. Program.
Dr. Neale has also been on the faculty at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan (Visiting Psychology Professor); Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa (Chair of Social Science Division & 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. She was also a Mental Health Specialist with the American Red Cross.
Dr. Neale is the editor of the 2014 newly published workbook based on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy and Existential Analysis entitled, Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook, by Dr. Marie Dezelic who earned her Ph.D. in Franklian Psychology from the GTF. Dr. Neale has written an "Editor's Foreword" in this workbook.  Dr. Neale is also the author of a two-act play, “The Heavenly Group: We are not Saints" which takes place in the Afterlife and depicts the differences and similarities between Twelve Step Recovery Programs for Alcohol and Drug Addiction and the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Viktor Frankl, the founder of Logotherapy and author of Man’s Search for Meaning.  The play was completed and accepted as a Diplomate Project for the Viktor Frankl Institute for Logotherapy Abilene, Texas.  Additionally, Dr. Neale has made a number of presentations, including:
  • “Healing versus Curing from terminal illnesses as well as addictions” (16th World Congress of Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, Dallas Texas, 2007)
  • “Flood of Emotion” (Interview as part of weeklong series on the sixth month anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, Raleigh News and Observer, 2000)
  • “The Provision of Mental Health Services during LargeScale Disasters” (Governor’s Hurricane Conference, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina,1998)
  • “Emotional IQ and the Successful Leader” (Seminar for the Leadership and Personality Development Series. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina, 1997)
  • “The Immediate Psychological Effects of Disasters on Victims” (Alumni Weekend, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1994)
  • “The Mid and Long Term Effects of Disasters on Victims” (Disaster Mental Health Conference, “After Everyone Leaves,” sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School, 1994)
Religious Affiliation
  • Ecumenical 
General Areas of Interest
  • Personality Theory
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Franklian Psychology and Logotherapy
  • Mental Health Issues for Survivors of Disasters and Community Trauma
  • Existential Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Psychology of Women and Gender Differences
  • Psychology of the workplace 
Specialized Areas
  • Karen Horney
  • Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy
  • Alfred Adler
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Erik Erikson
  • Abraham Maslow
  • Carl Jung
  • Survivors of Disasters and Community Trauma
  • Volunteers and First Responders to Disasters
  • 12 Step Recovery Programs for addicts, alcoholics & families
  • Social Support and its relationship to Mental Health
  • Physical Illness and Mental Health
  • Aging in modern society
  • Gender issues in the workplace  
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