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Fear never rests…

Most people’s bogeyman … is the unknown! The unknown is a dark, empty place, like an abyss where one cannot see the end … as the unknown is scary, there are people who prefer to stay in a situation they already know

Wired to Connect

Wired to Connect: Addiction as an Attachment Disorder ByOliver Morgan “. . . we are born into relationships and come to our own individual identity while resting upon social connectivity.” —Louis Cozolino “A person is a person because of other people.” —Zulu folk...

Addiction Recovery in Egypt

  Dr. Darwish is a psychiatrist based in Alexandria, Egypt and has been a champion for those troubled by addiction for many years. When he found that recovered addicts, after discharge from the hospital, had nowhere to find ongoing help, he opened the Recovery...

October issue of SoP

  Matt & Richard chat about the latest issue of The Science of Psychotherapy. Reference for the paper Richard discussed - Journal of Neuroscience 26 August 2019 Tonic suppression of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system by enhanced corticotropin-releasing factor...

The Self-Help Addict with Daniel Gefen

Daniel Gefen was fascinating to speak with.  I knew he was in Israel and I had listened to a bit of one of his podcasts but that was some time back and so I had forgotten that he had a British accent.  Thus, my gaffe in initially calling him an American. I’ve gotten...

Mental Health and the Documentary Film Industry

 Today we talk with three documentary filmmakers and the challenges they face in their industry and the mental health issues that come about from some rather stressful circumstances. Here are the wonderful people we were privileged to talk to on the podcast: Marjan...

Dr Dave talks to Dr Todd Pressman

It was wonderful speaking with Dr. Todd Pressman about his 2019 book, Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment. I was happy for the opportunity not only because of the excellence of his book but also to discover we have a lot in common despite the...

Mental health and film composers

Today we talk with film composers Caitlin Yeo and Craig Morgan who are making positive changes for the health and wellbeing of their fellow composers. The statistics demonstrate that this sort of freelance creative work is filled with high level stressors and this is...

Pivot Toward What Matters in Your life with Steven C. Hayes

Wow! I’ve come away from my conversation with Dr. Steven Hayes regarding him as both a Rock Star and Senior Statesman in our field.  His new book, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters is not so much a manual for therapists as a self-help book for...

Integrative psychotherapy with Fabio Sinibaldi

Fabio Sinibaldi, MBPsS (Neuropsych. Div. & Psychobiol. Sect.), PsyD is an expert in Applied Neurosciences and PsychoNeuroEndocrineImmunology, Fabio combines these sciences with an evolutionary and ethological vision of mankind. With an international career...

Ernest and Kathryn Rossi

Earnest and Kathryn Rossi are not ones to stop learning and discovering new things. We catch up with them this week to find out what's currently on their minds! In the interview Earnest mentions the cortical homonculus and you can find that here ...

Courtney Armstrong and memory reconsolidation

COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma...

Live Each Day with Best-Selling Author Jim McCarthy

I’m struck by the fact that Jim McCarthy’s happiness workshops and his 2019 book, Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness, lean so heavily on our mortality.  I think many people might initially be shocked to discover that the happiness workshop they...

Couple Rescue Skill-Builder (free resource)

COUPLE RESCUE SKILL-BUILDER Communication Skills for Restoring and Maintaining Togetherness Robin Ticic and Bruce Ecker are offering a free, short, powerful self-help handbook for couples that concisely guides development of mindfulness, mutual respect and loving...

Predicting Suicide with Artificial Intelligence

The lead article in APA’s July 2019 issue of the Monitor on Psychology is titled “Better Ways to Prevent Suicide.”  It’s the first article in a series titled “More Impact Together,” which will highlight the interdependent ways in which psychologists work together to...

Education and the brain

Richard Hill, Matthew Dahlitz, chat with educator Karen Ferry and International Association of Applied Neuroscience Secretary Jonathan Wills about education and the brain. In this episode Jonathan mentions this video below: You can find Karen's book The Teachers Guide...

Paul Kraus Interview on Trauma-Informed Counseling

I am so impressed by Licensed Professional Counselor Paul Krauss, M.A.  He’s a relatively young 37 years old and yet, he has sought out an incredible amount of post-master’s clinical experience and training.  I’m particularly impressed by his creation of the The...

SoP August 2019

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2019 August has always felt like a transitional month. In...

Brain Grow with Dr David Collins

This week we talk to psychologist Dr. David Collins who has a great program for schools called BrainGrow (you can find it at http://braingrow.com.au/). We talk about how Dr. Collins is using an understanding of neuroscience to help children in their social, emotional...

AEDP with Diana Fosha and Marion Swetenham

Today we talk with Diana Fosha, PhD, who is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. We also talk with Marion Swetenham who owns the Mindful Directions...

Marketing with Nick Tadic

We have spent years learning about human behavior, developing our counseling skills, getting the right qualifications and registrations, but we don't always learn that much about business. And if you are in private practice you are a business owner! One of the really...

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