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Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!

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Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!

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255 Ratings
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204
27
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11

Not good

By venombars - Apr 05 2020
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I looked up rap not this bull crap

Host and Intern Ask Great Questions

By Lobita - Jul 17 2016
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The guests are great, but the questions asked really cover what I want to know most.
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Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!

Rank #1: #664  My Journey of Healing Trauma and Dissociation with Christina Lepore

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Christina Lepore is a mental health worker and passionate advocate in supporting mental health initiatives and care for over 25 years. Her knowledge is exemplified through her lived experience with Complex PTSD. Her life's mission is to utilize all the skills she's mastered over the decades to help others improve their quality of life. Christina's journey has been published and shared online at The Mighty and Elephant Journal, where she recently received recognition for her writing. She is a collaborative author in the international best selling book Courage for Freedom in the area of Personal Transformation. Christina is currently writing a Memoir entitled Frozen in Time, about her lifelong experience living with Dissociative Identity Disorder and PTSD and how she healed with the use of EMDR, while also writing a daily motivational of poetry and prose to give hope to those with mental health issues. Christina also hosts a Facebook forum blog called Trauma Queen to be a voice for those who struggle to speak for themselves.  Her life long goal is to have trauma informed care and mental health courses in every school, church,Doctor’s office, Police Department to the highest judges in the land, with a focus on the ACE study, Trauma Informed Care and the epidemic of childhood trauma, why we ignore the evidence and the long term implications on physical and mental health, now and in the future.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #2: #692 Overcoming Trauma During the Pandemic with Dr. Robert T. Muller

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Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. trained at Harvard, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. Dr. Muller is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. His recently-released Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up was awarded the 2019 ISSTD award for year's best written work on trauma. And his award-winning bestseller, "Trauma & the Avoidant Client" has been translated widely. As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally (Australia, UK, Europe, USA), and has been keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada. He founded an online magazine, "The Trauma & Mental Health Report," that is now visited by over 100,000 readers a year. With over 25 years in the field, he practices in Toronto.

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #3: #682 Values in Psychotherapy with Jenna LeJeune PhD

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Jenna LeJeune, PhD, is cofounder and president of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center in Portland, OR. As a clinical psychologist, she is interested in helping people live lives of meaning and purpose even in the midst of suffering. In her clinical practice, Jenna specializes in working with clients struggling with relationship difficulties, including problems with intimacy and sexuality, trauma-related relationship challenges, and struggles people have in their relationship with their own bodies. She is also a peer-reviewed trainer in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and provides trainings for professionals around the world. She’s also co-author, along with Jason Luoma PhD of the 2019 book, Values in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility & Live a More Meaningful Life.

Mar 04 2020

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Rank #4: #673 Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Psychiatrist Jennifer Dore MD

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Jennifer Dore, MD is a member of the adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford and is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy and medication management for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and addiction.  Dr. Dore earned her MD from New York Medical College in 2007, with the highest academic distinction, Alpha Omega Alpha and holds a B.A. from Amherst College where she majored in English Literature. Upon graduating, Dr. Dore trained for three years as a surgical resident at Weill Cornell/NY Presbyterian Hospital.  It was while training as a surgeon, specifically time covering the Intensive Care Unit, that Dr. Dore discovered a deep concern and interest in the complexity of human suffering and how difficult it is for patients and their families to make life critical medical decisions. Dr. Dore's training subsequently took her to Northern California where she joined the Stanford Department of Psychiatry as a resident physician.  While at Stanford, Dr. Dore's focus included the treatment of bipolar disorder, intensive individual psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, the treatment of addiction and medical decision making.   Dr. Dore's research in the area of bipolar disorder earned her recognition from the American Psychiatric Association during their 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Dore was also elected Chief Resident for her contributions as a leader and innovator.  With the founding of Helios Psychiatry, Dr. Dore is excited to connect with the community and deliver exceptional care grounded in an integrative approach to wellness and the whole person.

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #5: #665 The Way of Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly MSW

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Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is the author of the best-selling The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation. Loch is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11. Loch graduated from Columbia University where he received a traveling fellowship to Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.

www.effortlessmindfulness.org

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #6: #670 Transform Your Perfectionism into Self-Confidence with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

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Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the world’s leading confidence expert. He teaches people how to learn confidence so they can eliminate self-doubt, hesitation and social anxiety and master conversations, accelerate in their careers, and create deeply fulfilling relationships.  He completed his doctoral training at Stanford and Palo Alto Universities and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He has a large online following with his podcast and YouTube videos and is the author of three best-selling books, including his most popular book: Not Nice.

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #7: #666 Thoughts on The Evolution of Psychoanalysis with Psychoanalyst Amanda Lenox

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Amanda Lenox is a graduate of The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Philadelphia, PA. Other training and affiliations include the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, New York, NY; The Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis, Bedford, NY; and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic studies, New York, NY. She has additional training from Columbia University's psychiatric institute and medical center in psychosomatic and neuroscience research in psychotherapy. Amanda works as a psychotherapist and supervisor at Blanton-Peale Psychoanalytic Counseling Center. She is also in private practice in Herald Square. In her practice, she works with adults, adolescents, and children. She treats individuals, couples, families, and groups. Amanda is past Chair of Arts and Culture Committee at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She currently presides as Chair of the Analysts in Training Committee at the National Association for the Advancement in Psychoanalysis. Additionally, Amanda sits as a board member at the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP) and Chairs ABAP’s task force to bring psychoanalysis to the public. She is a consultant for Dance Magazine's mental health and wellness publications, and a Gradiva scholarship recipient for her paper "The Analyst's Projective Identifications: A Case Example."

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #8: #662 Love Demystified: Strategies for a Successful Love Life with Beverly Palmer PhD

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Beverly B. Palmer, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and a clinical psychologist in private practice in Torrance, California. Her academic knowledge and clinical understanding uniquely qualifies her to demystify love, which she has done in her recently published book,Love Demystified: Strategies for a Successful Love Life. She has used scientifically grounded studies to enlighten numerous students in her psychology courses and to counsel couples with relationship issues. She has publications and presentations on love, relationships, interpersonal skills, and sexuality. The American Psychological Association lists her as a scientific expert on interpersonal attraction and relationships for journalists to consult. She also has been happily married to her psychiatrist husband for 50 years, partially because she has lived the strategies that help build a lasting loving relationship.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #9: #683 A Scientific Update on The Unconscious with Joel Weinberger PhD

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Joel Weinberger, PhD, is Professor in the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the American Psychological Association. His research on unconscious processes has been recognized with the Ulf Kragh Award from the University of Lundh, Sweden. Author or coauthor of approximately 100 publications, Dr. Weinberger is a founder of Implicit Strategies, which consults for political campaigns, nonprofits, and businesses. His political and business commentaries have appeared in the national media. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist.

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #10: #688 Existential-Humanistic Psychologist Kirk Schneider Reflects on The Pandemic

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KIRK J. SCHNEIDER, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, and president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), He is also a Fellow of four divisions of the American Psychological Association (Humanistic, Clinical, Theoretical and Philosophical, and Independent Practice) as well as a frequent speaker at conferences and in the media.

Dr. Schneider is also the recipient of Honorary Diplomas and Memberships from The Society for Existential Analysis, UK; The East European Association for Existential Therapy; and the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, whose diploma in “Existential-Integrative” Therapy is based on Dr. Schneider’s original model of this approach. He has authored or coauthored twelve books, including *The Paradoxical Self, Horror and the Holy, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Awakening to Awe* and the forthcoming Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy. Several of these works have been translated into Chinese, German, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Slovakian, and Korean languages.

Mar 30 2020

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Rank #11: #674 Tools for Living Your Unstoppable Life with Catherine DeMonte

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Catherine DeMonte has been a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist (LMFT) for over 25 years.  She is the author of the 2019 book, Beep! Beep! Get Out of My Way! Seven Tools for Living Your Unstoppable Life. She is highly regarded in the field and creates a safe, supportive space for her clients where they feel deeply respected and truly heard.  Her work is proactive and direct, and also very nurturing. She sees individuals (children, teens and adults) or couples with a variety of issues.  Her work utilizes mindfulness and Depth Psychology and is about empowering clients to find the answer within themselves. Her works' goal is to help people feel less triggered, more empowered and inspired and living joy-filled lives!  Her approach is about giving tools to deal with the blocks on one's path so that one sees how events don't happen TO us. Events happen FOR us. Everything that happens in our life is an opportunity for our growth, healing and expansion.  This empowering approach moves one from feeling victimized and in overwhelm to feeling hopeful and emboldened.  

She is also the facilitator of 8-session "Abundance Circles" she created which are safe, supportive, small-group gatherings that have helped countless women and men remove blocks that held them back. She provides specific tools at each of the Abundance Circle gatherings which build on each other to create the life that participants deeply desired and deserve.  Each circle is limited to five members and tend to grow quite close, and meet every other week for eight sessions. She is currently working on a book based on these tools. She has led a number of workshops and lectures in the area of relationship and parenting issues, empowerment, Mindfulness, creating authentic, abundant lives, and Inner Child work and has written many articles on the same topics.

Jan 08 2020

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Rank #12: #693 Survival and Disaster Psychologist Dr. Sarita Robinson on the Pandemic

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Dr. Sarita Robinson completed her PhD in Cognitive and Neuroimmune responses to Survival Situations under the supervision of Dr John Leach at Lancaster University. Her PhD research was carried out using simulated emergency situations (such as Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training) to examine how the biological changes in the body and people‘s perceptions of threat impact on mental processing. Prior to this she obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Lancaster University, and a Masters degree in Cognitive Science at Manchester University. Once being awarded her PhD in 2004, Sarita has gone on to expand her research at UCLan and has focused on the three main stages of a disaster, preparedness, response and recovery. As well as lecturing and researching in Survival Psychology, Sarita is also a committee member of the British Psychological Society’s Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section. She also offers consultancy under the University of Central Lancashire’s PROTECT programme.

Dr. Robinson is interviewed here by our Isabella Clarke.

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #13: #694 Psychotherapy and Reality TV with depth therapist Ian Spencer

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Ian Spencer, M.A. writes: I am a Los Angeles based psychotherapist working in Echo Park. I did my undergraduate studies at Bennington College and received a BA in Literature. I completed my graduate studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara focusing on Depth Psychology. I am a LMFT with a MA in Counseling Psychology. I did my clinical training and internship downtown at the Midnight Mission working with chronically un-housed individuals with dual-diagnosis' and at the Children's Institute in the Compton/Watts office focusing on home visits with families and school age children. Between undergraduate and graduate I worked as a film editor for two decades. I was present and active during the birth of reality TV and watched it evolve into the multi headed beast it is today - broadcast, streaming, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik-Tok. As an editor I had a unique window into this new form of storytelling where the stars were not professionals who only pretended to be someone else, but amateurs who became stars for just being themselves. Even before I became interested in changing my career I was aware that this new medium represented a psychological shift in the way the culture was understanding itself and reflecting itself. I knew we weren't making documentaries, but we weren't making fictions either. In addition it was clear that the effects of the fame was different for reality TV stars than professional actors - a reality TV star was someone who put their real emotional states on the screen for entertainment - emotional gladiators of sorts. The harder they battle the more they are loved or hated, often to devastating psychological consequence. It was after my training as a psychotherapist that I began to realize that reality TV held the shadow material for our culture, and as such it was no wonder that those who lived in shadow material paid a heavy price. It was this population that I became interested in treating.

Social media and other platforms have grown up interwoven with reality TV. Now anyone with an internet connection has the possibility of becoming internet famous. One viral moment on Instagram, YouTube or Twitter can change the course of a life. There are hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who would love nothing more than to have the spotlight of the world shown on them, yet most are unprepared for the true cost of this kind of attention. Celebrity brings a flood of projections upon the star. These projections are powerful and often succeed in destroying the stability of the receiver's Psyche - Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, to name just a few. In addition single projections can be fatal such as the murder of John Lennon. The smartphone essentially takes projections from fans and creates a lazer-beam that focuses them directly into the user's eyes. If you are an Influencer or otherwise a 'star' of an internet platform you will be exposed to many of the same challenges that Reality TV stars are exposed to.

The healing community is lagging behind in its understanding of the vulnerability social platforms present to our psyche. Most are focused on defending our social norms against smart phones - a battle I compare to past generations who burned comic books or Jazz records. This defensive attitude is reasonable considering that the digital revolution is threatening our understanding of reality by disrupted everything we thought was solid - our workplace, our parenting, our privacy, our leisure activities, our romance, even our therapy services. Our human endeavors are all strategies evolved over the millennia to contain the energy of our consciousness - work, play, religion, intimacy and art are the vessles that define us and ground our reality. Each time a new hill is crested there is a psychic dilemma that must be overcome - I am reminded of the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space...

Apr 23 2020

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Rank #14: #671 How to Lead an Awesome, Resilient, and Intentional Life with Neil Pasricha

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Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over 1,000,000 copies. His newest book is You Are Awesome: How To Navigate Change, Wrestle With Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. He hosts the Apple 'Best of 2018' award-winning podcast 3 Books with Neil Pasricha, which features live conversations with guests such as Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, David Sedaris, and Chris Anderson of TED. He gives over fifty speeches a year to audiences such as Royal Families in the Middle East, SXSW, and Shopify. Prior to his current work, Neil completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart.

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #15: #663 A Public Interview with Dr. Ronald Purser on His New Book McMindfulness

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Ron Purser, Ph.D. is a professor of management at San Francisco State University where he has taught the last eighteen years in both the MBA and undergraduate business programs. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he taught at Loyola University of Chicago. He received his doctorate in organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University. He is co-author of five books including, 24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society (Stanford University Press, 2007), and over 60 academic journal articles and book chapters. More recently, Prof. Purser writings have been exploring the challenges and issues of introducing mindfulness into secular contexts, particularly with regards to its encounter with modernity, Western consumer capitalism, and individualism.

In 1981, he began attending classes and retreats at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley. His formal Zen training started at the Cleveland Zen Center in 1985 under Koshin Ogui Sensei, who had been Shunryu Suzuki’s personal assistant in the early 1960’s. After returning to San Francisco in 1997, he continued to study and practice with Zen teachers and Tibetan lamas, is now an ordained Dharma instructor in the Korean Zen Buddhist Taego order. His professional writings and publications currently focus on the application of Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices to management, and organizations.  His recent articles include Revisiting Mindfulness: A Buddhist-Based Conceptualization (with Joe Milillo at Harvard); Zen and the Art of Organizational Maintenance; Zen and the Creative Management of Dilemmas (with Albert Low); Deconstructing Lack: A Buddhist Perspective on Egocentric Organizations; and A Buddhist-Lacanian Perspective on Lack. His articles Beyond McMindfulness (Huffington Post) and Mindfulness’ Truthiness Problem (Salon.com) went viral in 2013 and 2014.

Oct 24 2019

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#709 UK Therapist James Barnes on Winnicott & The Space Between Us

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Today’s interview is conducted by Isabella Clarke, Oxford Graduate and  Shrink Rap Radio collaborator.  She is speaking with UK psychotherapist James Barnes. James Barnes MSc. MA. is a psychotherapist and mental health advocate based in Exeter, UK, who has a background in philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is currently working on reimagining and re-conceptualizing the nature of 'mental disorder' from a non-Cartesian starting point in order to advocate for non-reductive strategies of healing and recovery.

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Aug 05 2020

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#708 Dr. Dave Interviewed on Self-Confidence by Dr. Aziz

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Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the world’s leading confidence expert. He teaches people how to learn confidence so they can eliminate self-doubt, hesitation and social anxiety and master conversations, accelerate in their careers, and create deeply fulfilling relationships.  He completed his doctoral training at Stanford and Palo Alto Universities and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He has a large online following with his podcast and YouTube videos and is the author of three best-selling books, including his most popular book: Not Nice.

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Jul 30 2020

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#707 Archetypal Processes of Transformation that Address our World Today with Jungian Monika Wikman

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Monika Wikman, Ph.D. was my guest on episodes #614 - Jungian Perspectives on Psychedelic Consciousness, #372 – Exploring Holotropic Breathwork, #344 – Archetypal Phenomena Surrounding Death, #286 on Jungian Active Imagination and #235 – Using Alchemical Archetypes in Jungian Analysis. She is a Jungian Analyst and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness (2005) and a chapter entitled Sophia’s Dreaming Body: Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror in the book The Dream and its Amplification (2013), along with various articles in Jungian psychology journals. Monika obtained her BA from UC San Diego and her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, where her research took her deep into the study of dreams of people with terminal cancer. After teaching graduate students at California State University, Los Angeles, she graduated as a diplomat from the Jung-Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich. She lectures and runs retreats locally and internationally on Jungian depth psychology, dreams, myth, and alchemy. Along with her partner, Tom Elsner she hosts a non-profit project under Earthways.com, The Center for Alchemical Studies.
Two resources mentioned by Dr. Wikman in the interview:
1. Film on David Bohm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDpurdHKpb8&feature=youtu.be

2.  Book by Nathan Schwartz Salant
Narcissism and Character Structure, Inner City Books, 1982.
The Psychic and Somatic Unconscious pp.114 to 133
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Jul 23 2020

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#706 Discussing Developments in Brain Health with Dr. John Randolph

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Dr. John Randolph is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He is a Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow.  He is editor of the professional reference, Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health, and author of the recently released general audience book, The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life.  His research has focused on contributors to cognitive health and resilience, metacognition, executive functioning, and cognitive and neuroimaging aspects of multiple sclerosis.  He received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology. Dr. Randolph is also the author of The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life.

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Jul 15 2020

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#705 Psychoanalysis in Iran with Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD

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Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD is a founding member and director of Tehran Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (TCPS). He is a faculty member at Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SPSI), an adjunct faculty of psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle and psychoanalytic supervisor and instructor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Roozbeh hospital. He is a board-certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his psychoanalytic training at SPSI and psychiatric residency and addiction fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was the co-chair of the scientific committee of the 1st Iranian Psychoanalytic and Dynamic Psychotherapy Conference (IPDPC.) He has also served as a consultant to the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM)-2 task force. He is a member of both American Psychoanalytic Association and International Psychoanalytical Association.

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Jul 08 2020

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#704 Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis with Dr. John C. Robinson

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John Robinson PhD, D.Min., is a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry (studying with Matthew Fox), an ordained interfaith minister, the author of nine books and numerous articles on the psychology, spirituality and mysticism of the New Aging, and a frequent speaker at Conscious Aging Conferences across the country. His latest book is Resilience: Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis: Finding Our Way Together. You can learn more about his work at www.johnrobinson.org.  His major works include Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul; But Where Is God: Psychotherapy and the Religious Search; Ordinary Enlightenment; Finding Heaven Here; The Three Secrets of Aging; Bedtime Stories for Elders; What Aging Men Want: Homer’s Odyssey as a Parable of Male Aging; his first novel, Breakthrough; and The Divine Human: The Final Transformation of Sacred Aging; and Mystical Activism: Transforming a World in Crisis.

 John’s work has received praise from numerous visionary writers including Angeles Arrien, Arjuna Ardagh, Robert Atchley, Robert Bly, Allan Chinen, Deidre Combs, Matthew Fox, John Gray, Andrew Harvey, Gay Hendricks, Robert Johnson, Aaron Kipnis, Stanley Krippner, Michael Lerner, Malidoma Some, Harry Moody, David Nicol, Carol Orsborn, Ron Pevney, Kenneth Ring, Bernie Siegel, Jacquelyn Small, Jeremy Taylor, Skylar Wilson, and Jonathan Young. A growing audience comes to this work through talks and workshops through conscious aging conferences and organizations.

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Jul 01 2020

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#703 Therapist Lori Gottlieb discusses her book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

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Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. She is also a TED speaker, a ​member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute. A contributing writer for the Atlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter.

Jun 25 2020

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#702 Entrepreneur Dylan Beynon recovering from trauma via ketamine-assisted therapy

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Dylan is the Founder & CEO of Mindbloom.co, a NYC-based mental health and wellbeing startup helping people expand their human potential with clinician-prescribed, guided psychedelic medicine experiences. There, he is partnering with clinicians, technologists, researchers, and patients to increase access to science-backed treatments, starting by reducing the cost of ketamine therapy for depression and anxiety by over 65%. Dylan is a 10-year psychedelic medicine patient and 3-time tech entrepreneur with both $100M+ in funding and an exit in his prior startups, which were focused on increasing access to justice and democracy. Dylan graduated from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
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Jun 18 2020

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#701 Psychotherapist Dr. Rebecca Berger on Using DBT to Cope Emotionally with the Pandemic

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Dr. Rebecca Berger is the Clinical Director of MindWell NYC that is a group practice utilizing evidence-based treatments in Manhattan, NY.  Dr. Berger is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. She earned her B.A. at SUNY Geneseo in Psychology and Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University. Dr. Berger specializes in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has particular expertise in exposure therapies for anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Berger has significant experience treating college students and young adults and has helped to develop campus policy regarding medical leave of absences and suicide prevention. Dr. Berger provides individual, couples, and group therapy to adolescents, young adults, and adults

Be sure to check out this article that was the stimulus for this interview.

Also check out this video clip of Lady GaGa speaking with Oprah as an advocate for mental health and DBT.

Jun 11 2020

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#700 Studies in Loneliness with Social Psychologist & Attorney J.W. Freiberg

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J.W. Freiberg studies chronic loneliness through the unique lens of a social psychologist (PhD, UCLA) turned lawyer (JD, Harvard). A former assistant professor in the department of social psychology at Boston University, he served for decades as general counsel to more than a dozen mental health and social service agencies in Boston, including The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest child-welfare organization. Dr. Freiberg is the author of Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation (June 2020), in which he explores the impact of faulty connections in failing relationships, through the telling of five case stories mined from his 30-years as an attorney.

 Dr. Freiberg twice organized scholarly symposia on childhood trauma; the papers from his 2018 symposium “Loneliness and the Power of Permanency,” held at The Kennedy Center in Boston and attended by more than 400 mental health professionals, are collected into his edited work Growing Up Lonely: Disconnection and Misconnection in the Lives of Our Children. Dr. Freiberg is the author of the award-winning book Four Seasons of Loneliness (2016), and of Critical Sociology: European Perspectives and The French Press. He a member of the MA state bar and the bar of the Supreme Court of the US.

 Two other books on loneliness by him are: Surrounded By Others And Yet So Alone and his study of children, Growing Up Lonely.

Jun 03 2020

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#699 Health Psychology During The Pandemic With Mark Weisberg PhD

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Dr. Mark Weisberg is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. Additionally, he is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and past vice-president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has worked at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic in St Paul MN for over 30 years and maintains an independent practice in Minneapolis MN.

Dr. Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine and treatment of chronic physical conditions for over 30 years and teaches nationally and internationally on these topics. He has many publications in the medical, dental, and psychological scientific literature. He is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press), a consumer book on integrative treatment of digestive disorders.

May 28 2020

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#698 An Introduction to The Work of Carl Jung with Gary Bobroff M.A.

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Gary S. Bobroff is the author of Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung (Acrturus Books, London 2020).  He is the founder of Jungian Online and JUNG Archademy and the developer and facilitator of Archetypal Nature.  He has an MA in Jungian-oriented Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a BA from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

May 21 2020

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#697 Therapy on The Virtual Couch During The Pandemic with UK Analyst Prof. Brett Kahr

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Over the years, Prof. Brett Kahr has worked in numerous settings, ranging from the British National Health Service, to various universities, to the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he served for many years as Resident Psychotherapist on B.B.C. Radio 2, broadcasting to 15,000,000 people weekly and chairing the B.B.C.’s mental health campaign.  He has also held appointments as Special Media Adviser to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and he is the current Chair of the Media Advisory Group for the British Psychoanalytic Council as well as the Chair of its new Academic Membership Committee.

Author of 14 books and series editor of more than fifty-five additional titles, his publications include D.W. Winnicott:  A Biographical Portrait, which won the Gradiva Award for Biography; Sex and the Psyche – a study of the traumatic origins of sexual fantasies – which became a Sunday Times best-seller; as well as Tea with Winnicott, chosen as a “Book of the Year” in The Guardian; and, also, Coffee with Freud.  Most recently, he has published How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist.  Recent books include include Bombs in the Consulting Room:  Surviving Psychological Shrapnel and, also, Celebrity Mad:  Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame. Upcoming books include: Corona Cannot Kill the Unconscious: Therapy on the Virtual Couch and Dangerous Lunatics:  Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy.

May 14 2020

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#696 Growing from Depression with UK Psychiatrist and Philosopher Neel Burton MD

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Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Writer, and Wine-Lover Neel Burton MD was born in 1978 in Curepipe, Mauritius to a Mauritian father and a Zanzibari mother, and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2002, he studied medicine and neuroscience in London. He then moved to Paris, where he worked as a strategy consultant and, later, as an English teacher. In 2003, he returned to medicine and the UK, and, in 2004, went up to Oxford to specialize in psychiatry while simultaneously reading for a Master’s in philosophy in the University of London. He currently lives and teaches in Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Green-Templeton College. He is the recipient of the Society of Authors' Richard Asher Prize, the British Medical Association's Young Authors' Award, the Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award, and a Best in the World Gourmand Award. His work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, and Portuguese.  The book he discusses here with Isabella Clarke is Growing From Depression.

May 07 2020

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#695 Living Like Crazy with Compassion Focused Therapist Paul Gilbert PhD

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Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties - for which compassion focused therapy was developed. He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993. In 2003 Paul was president of the BABCP and a member of the first British Governments’ NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 20 books (including Living Like Crazy) and over 200 papers. In 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charity with the mission statement “to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion” (www.compassionatemind.co.uk). He was awarded an OBE in March 2011.

Apr 30 2020

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#694 Psychotherapy and Reality TV with depth therapist Ian Spencer

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Ian Spencer, M.A. writes: I am a Los Angeles based psychotherapist working in Echo Park. I did my undergraduate studies at Bennington College and received a BA in Literature. I completed my graduate studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara focusing on Depth Psychology. I am a LMFT with a MA in Counseling Psychology. I did my clinical training and internship downtown at the Midnight Mission working with chronically un-housed individuals with dual-diagnosis' and at the Children's Institute in the Compton/Watts office focusing on home visits with families and school age children. Between undergraduate and graduate I worked as a film editor for two decades. I was present and active during the birth of reality TV and watched it evolve into the multi headed beast it is today - broadcast, streaming, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik-Tok. As an editor I had a unique window into this new form of storytelling where the stars were not professionals who only pretended to be someone else, but amateurs who became stars for just being themselves. Even before I became interested in changing my career I was aware that this new medium represented a psychological shift in the way the culture was understanding itself and reflecting itself. I knew we weren't making documentaries, but we weren't making fictions either. In addition it was clear that the effects of the fame was different for reality TV stars than professional actors - a reality TV star was someone who put their real emotional states on the screen for entertainment - emotional gladiators of sorts. The harder they battle the more they are loved or hated, often to devastating psychological consequence. It was after my training as a psychotherapist that I began to realize that reality TV held the shadow material for our culture, and as such it was no wonder that those who lived in shadow material paid a heavy price. It was this population that I became interested in treating.

Social media and other platforms have grown up interwoven with reality TV. Now anyone with an internet connection has the possibility of becoming internet famous. One viral moment on Instagram, YouTube or Twitter can change the course of a life. There are hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who would love nothing more than to have the spotlight of the world shown on them, yet most are unprepared for the true cost of this kind of attention. Celebrity brings a flood of projections upon the star. These projections are powerful and often succeed in destroying the stability of the receiver's Psyche - Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, to name just a few. In addition single projections can be fatal such as the murder of John Lennon. The smartphone essentially takes projections from fans and creates a lazer-beam that focuses them directly into the user's eyes. If you are an Influencer or otherwise a 'star' of an internet platform you will be exposed to many of the same challenges that Reality TV stars are exposed to.

The healing community is lagging behind in its understanding of the vulnerability social platforms present to our psyche. Most are focused on defending our social norms against smart phones - a battle I compare to past generations who burned comic books or Jazz records. This defensive attitude is reasonable considering that the digital revolution is threatening our understanding of reality by disrupted everything we thought was solid - our workplace, our parenting, our privacy, our leisure activities, our romance, even our therapy services. Our human endeavors are all strategies evolved over the millennia to contain the energy of our consciousness - work, play, religion, intimacy and art are the vessles that define us and ground our reality. Each time a new hill is crested there is a psychic dilemma that must be overcome - I am reminded of the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space...

Apr 23 2020

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#693 Survival and Disaster Psychologist Dr. Sarita Robinson on the Pandemic

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Dr. Sarita Robinson completed her PhD in Cognitive and Neuroimmune responses to Survival Situations under the supervision of Dr John Leach at Lancaster University. Her PhD research was carried out using simulated emergency situations (such as Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training) to examine how the biological changes in the body and people‘s perceptions of threat impact on mental processing. Prior to this she obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Lancaster University, and a Masters degree in Cognitive Science at Manchester University. Once being awarded her PhD in 2004, Sarita has gone on to expand her research at UCLan and has focused on the three main stages of a disaster, preparedness, response and recovery. As well as lecturing and researching in Survival Psychology, Sarita is also a committee member of the British Psychological Society’s Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section. She also offers consultancy under the University of Central Lancashire’s PROTECT programme.

Dr. Robinson is interviewed here by our Isabella Clarke.

Apr 17 2020

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#692 Overcoming Trauma During the Pandemic with Dr. Robert T. Muller

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Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. trained at Harvard, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. Dr. Muller is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. His recently-released Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up was awarded the 2019 ISSTD award for year's best written work on trauma. And his award-winning bestseller, "Trauma & the Avoidant Client" has been translated widely. As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally (Australia, UK, Europe, USA), and has been keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada. He founded an online magazine, "The Trauma & Mental Health Report," that is now visited by over 100,000 readers a year. With over 25 years in the field, he practices in Toronto.

Apr 15 2020

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#691 Vishvapani Blomfield on a Buddhist response to the pandemic

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Vishvapani is a writer and teacher of Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. He discovered meditation and Buddhism when he was fourteen and became a Buddhist soon after. In 1996 he founded Dharma Life Magazine and edited it until 2005.  He writes on Buddhist themes for various publications and since 2006 has been the Buddhist contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. In 2011 Vishvapani published a biography of the Buddha with Quercus: Gautama Buddha: the Life and Teachings of the Awakened One. He has also published an anthology, Challenging Times, of powerful stories of courage and hard-earned wisdom showing the rewards of opening our hearts when things get really tough Vishvapani also works as a trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR/MBCT).

Apr 12 2020

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#690 Geneticist Sara Winokur on The Pandemic

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Sara Winokur is a geneticist, researcher, and author. Sara has a master’s degree in cytogenetics and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. Her research helped identify mutations underlying muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease, dwarfism, and a rare craniofacial syndrome. She continues to work as a consultant on potential therapies for genetic disease. She is also the author of the Icelandic mystery, Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders.  Dozens of her articles have been published in scientific journals. Her research has appeared in Human Molecular Genetics, Nature Genetics, and Cell Stem Cell. Sara is a well-respected figure in the scientific community. As an ovarian cancer "thriver", Sara has a sense of gratitude, strength, and perspective. She resides with her husband and writes in Southern California.

Apr 08 2020

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I looked up rap not this bull crap

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By Lobita - Jul 17 2016
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The guests are great, but the questions asked really cover what I want to know most.