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#767 Michael Rousell PhD on The Power of Surprise

Dr. Michael A. Rousell is a teacher, psychologist, and professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University. He completed his doctoral program at the University of Oregon in 1991. Rousell studied life-changing events for over three decades and established his expertise by writing the internationally successful book Sudden Influence: How Spontaneous Events Shape Our Lives (2007). His pioneering work draws on research from a wide variety of brain sciences that show when, how, and why we instantly form new beliefs. His latest book is The Power of Surprise: How Your Brain Secretly Changes Your Beliefs. He lives with his spouse in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.His 2019 TEDx PresentationSign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

15 Sep 2021

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#766 Stephen G. Post on Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People

An opinion leader and public speaker, Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1983) has served on the Board of the John Templeton Foundation (2008-2014), which focuses on virtue and public life. Post is a leader in research on the benefits of giving and on compassionate care in relation to improved patient outcomes and clinician well-being. He addressed the U.S. Congress on volunteerism and health, receiving the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement. Post was co-recipient (2012) with Edmund D. Pellegrino MD of the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in HealthCare from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, and the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada (2008). Co-Recipient of the 2019 National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Professionalism Award for development the Professional Identity Formation curriculum of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Post has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and at Stony Brook (2008-present), where he is Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. The Center was selected (2011) for special institutional excellence by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (AMA & AAMC accrediting body), the only humanities and ethics entity in American medical school history to receive this distinction. An elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London, Post is the author of 300 articles in journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Post’s book The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press) was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal (2009), which wrote, “Until this pioneering work was published in 1995 the ethical aspects of one of the most important illnesses of our aging populations were a neglected topic.” Post is a recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association national distinguished service award “in recognition of personal and professional outreach to the Alzheimer’s Association Chapters on ethics issues important to people with Alzheimer’s and their families.” Post’s culminating book in this field is Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease (in press, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022).With Sir John Templeton (d. 2008) Post co-founded The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love: Spirituality, Compassion, and Service in 2001. Post is the best-selling lead author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House Broadway). Post has been quoted in more than 4000 newspapers and magazines, and featured on numerous television shows including The Daily Show. Described by Martin E.P. Seligman in Flourish as one of “the stars of positive psychology,” in 2003 Post was invited to join the Founding Fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), based at Cambridge University. Founded in 2002, ISSR is the world’s preeminent learned society devoted to this intersection, with 200 Fellows from the sciences and humanities. Post has written popularly on this topic in God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness (Mango 2019). Email: Post@stephengpost.com Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

8 Sep 2021

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#765 Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum on Our African Unconscious

Edward Bruce Bynum is a licensed psychologist and Diplomat in clinical psychology, nationally certified in biofeedback and senior fellow in the National Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Focus is psychosomatic medicine, hypnosis and individual psychotherapy. He is the author of several books in psychology and poetry. Most recent books in psychology include The Dreamlife of Families and Our African Unconscious: The Black Origins of Mysticism and Psychology. New books in poetry include The First Bird, The Magdalene Poems: Love Letters of Jesus the Christ and Mary Magdalene, The Luminous Heretic, and Gospel of the Dark Orisha. He received the Abraham H. Maslow Award from APA for “an outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of the human spirit”.He is the author of the recently revised Edition of The African Unconscious Our African Unconscious The Black Origins of Mysticism and Psychology. He is currently in private practice in Hadley Massachusetts.Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

1 Sep 2021

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#764 Dr. Brandy Gillmore on The New Revolution in Healing

According to her website, Brandy Gillmore is a world-renowned celebrity Mind/Body Healing Coach & Spiritual Leader who is most well-known for her discoveries in working with the mind for healing and life transformation. Not only was Brandy able to heal herself from a wheelchair, walker and cane– she has also been able to show others how to use their minds to get rapid healing results, even under thermal medical equipment - using only their mind. Brandy has given a mind-expanding TEDx talk and has been featured in an award winning documentary, and docuseries. Her goal is to help make the world a healthier and happier place by teaching others to use the power of their mind and energy!Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

25 Aug 2021

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#763 Psychotherapist Melanie McGhee on Acceptance and Integration Training

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W., is an award-winning author, teacher, and psychotherapist with extensive training in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Transactional Analysis, Redecision Therapy, Self Acceptance Training, and Energy Psychology. After more than three decades of practicing psychotherapy and studying with master therapists, she developed Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT™). In addition to training and mentoring therapists, coaches and spiritual directors, Melanie maintains a small private practice serving healing arts professionals who journey with trauma or a mood disorder. She is also the author of An Illumined Life ~ A Personal Yearly Retreat & Reflection Guide. www.aait.solutions Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

18 Aug 2021

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#762 Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz on Using DBT Skills to Balance Uncertainty with Hope

Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz, LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice in Mamaroneck, New York, is a cancer survivor and a Zen student. After many years of involvement with services for people with cancer and their loved ones, she developed a program of coping skills based on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She serves on the faculty of the Westchester Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is the  co-author of    "Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions--and Balance Uncertainty with Hope.” with Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT.  Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

11 Aug 2021

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#761 Edward Brodkin MD and Ashley Pallathra MA On How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections

Edward S. (“Ted”) Brodkin, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry with tenure at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Founder and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine. He has been honored by Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Doctor in the Philadelphia region for 15 years, and has been honored as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical for the past 16 years. He received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He did his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in neuroscience research at the Yale University School of Medicine, as well as a fellowship in genetics research at Princeton University. His research lab and clinical program at the University of Pennsylvania focus on social neuroscience and the autism spectrum in adults.Ashley A. Pallathra, M.A. is a clinical researcher and therapist. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, she received a Master’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is the author of numerous published research articles and a book chapter in the fields of autism research, social neuroscience, and social-emotional functioning in youth. Her current research and clinical work center around strengthening social competence and building resilience in families from diverse community settings. MissingEachOther.comSign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

4 Aug 2021

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#760 Adam Stern MD on Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training

ADAM STERN, MD, is a psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has written extensively about his experience as a physician including in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He lives with his family near Boston. He is the author of COMMITTED: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training, in which he recounts his four-year psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School. .Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

27 Jul 2021

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#759 Ketamine-Assisted Therapy with Journey Clinical Founder Jonathan Sabbagh

Jonathan Sabbagh spent 20 years working in finance, where he built two businesses from the ground up. After experiencing an intense burnout, he was eventually diagnosed with PTSD. After therapy and medications failed to help him, Jonathan found relief in a series of traditional ayahuasca ceremonies and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, experiences where he discovered he needed to lead a more integrated life and to be in service to others. Jonathan decided to quit finance and go back to school to study clinical psychology. As he set off on his journey, he felt the need to integrate his entrepreneurial skills into his new path of becoming a psychedelic therapist. He realized that he could apply his skills as a company builder to expand access to legal psychedelic treatments starting with ketamine. In 2020, Jonathan co-founded Journey Clinical to empower self-employed licensed clinicians and small practices to offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to their clients while remaining independent.Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

21 Jul 2021

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#758 Psychotherapy as A Performing Art with Mark O’Connell and Robin Weigert

Mark O’Connell LCSWMark O'Connell, LCSW, MFA is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.  He is the author of the books The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians and Modern Brides & Modern Grooms, as well as numerous academic and popular articles about mental health and the performing art of living.  He teaches workshops for clinicians on the art of using our most essential instrument for therapeutic engagement: our selves.  And he presents his work across the country, including at the annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium.  For more information visit markoconnelltherapist.com and theperformingartoftherapy.com, subscribe to Mark's Psychology Today column, and follow him on Twitter @MarkOTherapy.Robin Weigert (from Wikipedia)Weigert was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Dionne Laufman and Berlin-born Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist.[1] She is Jewish.[2][3] After graduating from Brandeis University in 1991, Weigert attended New York University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[4] After a decade as a stage actress based in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in various films, television shows and mini-series.Weigert is best known for her much-lauded portrayal of the unkempt, cantankerous and foul-mouthed drunkard Calamity Jane in the HBO television series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006.[5] In 2004, Weigert was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role. In 2006, she won Hollywood Life magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year" award.[3]Mark O'Connell Video for Psychotherapy NetworkerSign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

14 Jul 2021

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