How do you keep a family together even as it’s coming apart? How do you help protect children from the trauma of a nasty divorce? Divorce mediator Barry Davis sits down with us to talk about an alternative to expensive, divisive and often traumatic litigated divorces. His approach is one that allows families to often make the best of what can be a very, very bad situation.
Human emotions are a tricky thing. Some of us are good with them, some of us are not, but few of us really understand them fully. Adrian Hall, MFT joins us to talk about what she calls, the Human Emotional System. As we grow up, she tells us, we learn about math, science, history and our biological systems, but no one teaches us about our emotions and this can cause problems for us later. Adrian discusses her practice of psychotherapy and how she works with people to do that learning now.
Jason Gipstein, MFT sits down with us to talk about writing a book on what he calls self communion. Jason talks about how he developed this method of psychotherapy and how it can help people. Not only does he discuss it’s application to issues like anxiety and depression he also talks about how it can be used to help people move forward and continue to grow.
John and RJ sit down to discuss the status of the show and how they’ve really just been kind of lazy about the whole thing… well, maybe not entirely. This is actually a fun conversation about not only the status of the show but about what’s it’s like dealing with personal stress and working as a psychotherapist.
We know therapy works, but as it turns out fewer people are using it. What are the reasons for this and can an individual therapist make a living in this otherwise rewarding field? Is it possible to turn things around? Dr. Benjamin Caldwell sits down with us to talk about his book “Saving Psychotherapy.” He has a plan and some straightforward advice about how you can take action now to help save psychotherapy.
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Dr. Jacob Insler joins us to talk about sports and perfomance psychology. Dr. Inlser works with athletes to help them perform better or to overcome obstacles in their game.
Cutting can be one of the most challenging things any therapist deals with. Angela Kahn, MFT sits down with us to talk about her unique team-based approach to family therapy when treating self-injury. She discusses the two primary kinds of self injury, how to distinguish between them and how she and her team approach assessment, conceptualization and treatment.
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In this episode John and RJ sit down to talk about Halloween, what scares us and why we love it so much.
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Articles we site in the show include:
“The Monster Mind” by Jonathan Myers
“The Lure of Horror” by Christian Jarret
“She Knows Why You Scream” by Gary Drevitch
“Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween” which can be found by clicking here.
Also: Our first ever correction/ retraction:
So if you’ve listened to our Halloween episode you will hear me quote Joe Bob Briggs (noted drive-in movie critic) saying, “those who enjoy sex must die” in a discussion on the relationship between sex, horror and death (in movies and existential therapy). It turns out that quote is not, specifically, what Joe Bob said but is more of a paraphrasing of his “How to Make a Horror Film – the Essential Rules”. It wasn’t so much poor research on my part as something that just popped into my head as we were recording. Actually, to be honest, it’s not even really that close of a paraphrasing and may come, instead, from my days working for Roger Corman (noted drive-in movie producer). Who knows? All that I can say at this point is that I have a lot of questionable cinema on my CV.
Oh, and I will not link to Mr. Briggs list as it contains a good bit of language that could easily be classified as “offensive.” It is relatively easy to find via Google if you are so inclined, however, as all good horror should start: consider yourself warned.
Dr. Marjorie Rand, MFT joins us to talk about her work using body psychotherapy. She also touches on her 40-year career and her experiences learning from and working with some of the great names in the field.
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Dr. Rand’s book click here.