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Dr. K. Z. Chavis: A Miraculous Recovery

Dr. K. Z. Chavis, Director of the Leadership Development Program in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses a tragic accident that befell his family and the process of recovery for his son.

25mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Dr. Robert Alsofrom: Consulting Psychology

Dr. Robert Alsofrom, consulting psychologist, discusses what a consulting psychologist does, what his patient base looks like, community education, and hypnosis.

25mins

28 Nov 2016

Rank #2

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Dr. Charles Holahon: Environmental Psychology

Dr. Charles Holahon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychologist with the Counseling and Psychiatric Services Center at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses how the arrangement of space and structures can influence patients, treatment, and our daily lives.

25mins

17 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Dr. Fred Roberts Crawford: Mass Mental Health

Dr. Fred Roberts Crawford, Director of the Center for Research and Social Change and Professor of Sociology at Emory University, discusses a new approach to improving life for urban residents including education for public schools teachers and law enforcement professionals, and reduction of the stigma around mental illness in general.

25mins

22 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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Dr. Charles Burnette: Architecture and Environmental Psychology

Dr. Charles Burnette, Dean of the School of Architecture of the University of Texas at Austin, discusses his book “Designing for Human Behavior” and the interplay of architecture, environment, and psychology.

25mins

17 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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Dr. Alan Miller: Mental Hygiene

Dr. Alan Miller, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, discusses the evolution of care for children with mental illness or mental disability from institutional to community based, care for the geriatric population, and care for alcoholics.

24mins

28 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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Dr. Robert Bergmen and Jose Toledo: Indian Medicine Men

Dr. Robert Bergmen, Chief Psychiatrist of the US Indian Health Service, and Jose Toledo, Indian Medicine Man, discuss the relationship between Native American medicine and popular psychiatric practice.The Hogg Foundation acknowledges that this episode uses language that, while commonplace at the time of recording, would no longer be considered appropriate in choice.

25mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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Dr. Robert McCall: Love in Early Life

Dr. Robert McCall, Senior Scientist at the Fells Research Institute and Associate Professor in Psychology at Antioch College, discusses the establishment of a loving relationship between parents and their very young children.

25mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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Arthur Summerfield: Psychopharmacology

Arthur Summerfield, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck College in the University of London in England, discusses pharmacological treatment of psychiatric issues, drug addiction, and changes in psychiatric care across the lifespan.

24mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Dr. Donald Anderson: Counseling the Dying Patient

Dr. Donald Anderson, Director of the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio, Texas, discusses counseling of the dying patient and cultural views on dying.

25mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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Dr. Joseph Nuttin: Motivation and Time Perspective

Dr. Joseph Nuttin, Professor at the Research Center for Motivation and Time Perspective at the University of Leuvne, discusses the human perception of time and how it influences our goals, motivations, and actions.

25mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Dr. Mark Rosenzweig: Behavioral Psychology

Dr. Mark Rosenzweig, Professor in the Department of Psychology at UC Berkley, discusses his research on brain development in rats and how it may apply to humans, as well as behavioral psychology in general.

25mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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Dr. Louise Bates Ames: The Newer Generations of Parents

Dr. Louise Bates Ames, Co-founder and Co-director of Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven, Connecticut, discusses education, child development, personality types, and family dynamics.

25mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Dr. Ira Gordon: Infant Development

Dr. Ira Gordon, Director of the Institute for Development of Human Resources at the University of Florida, discusses programs to enrich family and infant development.

25mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #14

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Dr. Allan Cott: Treating Mental Disorders with Vitamins

Dr. Allan Cott, Psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, discusses his theories and research related to vitamin deficiencies, diet, and mental disorders.

25mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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Dr. Sanford Reichart: Quality of Life

Dr. Sanford Reichart, Professor of Education at Case Western Reserve University, discusses his definition of “quality of life” and how we might improve this for all. Dr. Reichart also discusses the value of life at either end of the lifespan.

25mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #16

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Lily Edelman: Pre-Retirement for Women

Lily Edelman, Director of the B’nai B’rith Commission on Adult Jewish Education and its National Program Director, discusses the lives of women and aging in American society.

25mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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Dr. Thomas Gordon: Parent Effectiveness Training

Dr. Thomas Gordon, Clinical Psychologist and author of “Parent Effectiveness Training”, discusses therapy for children and parents as well as skills for parents to use in interpersonal relationships that benefit child rearing.

25mins

5 Jan 2017

Rank #18

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David Williams: The Community Mental Health Center

David Williams, Deputy Director of the Austin, TX Mental Health Mental Retardation center, discusses the benefits and work of community mental health centers as well as how we assess mental health needs in the individual.

24mins

2 Jan 2017

Rank #19

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Dr. William Glasser: Reality Therapy

Dr. William Glasser, a Psychiatrist from LA, discusses his techniques of “reality therapy”. Wayne H Holtzman is a guest co-host.

25mins

2 Jan 2017

Rank #20