Talking Therapy Ep. 23 Self Communion with Jason Gipstein, MFT

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.

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Talking Therapy Ep. 22 A Very Special Update with John and RJ

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.

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Talking Therapy Ep. 21 Saving Psychotherapy with Dr. Benjamin Caldwell

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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Talking Therapy Ep. 18 Self Injury and Family Systems with Angela Kahn, MFT

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.

Download the episode here.

Find Angela Kahn, MFT here.

Talking Therapy Ep. 17 Talking Halloween

In this episode John and RJ sit down to talk about Halloween, what scares us and why we love it so much.

To listen to the show click here.

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.

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