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The School Savvy Therapist

The School Savvy Therapist ByMary M Eno This is an except from The School-Savvy Therapist by Mary M. Eno. Published by W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., September, 2019, reproduced with permission of the publisher. What Therapists Need to Know About Schools When I ask...

Prof. John Dowling

Today we talk to John E. Dowling, who is professor emeritus at Harvard University, and has done extensive research into the neurobiology of vision and is somewhat a pioneer in neuroscience research. We got to chat to him about his new book  Understanding the Brain:...

Complex Systems

Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz talk about complex systems. Here are some of the definitions that Richard talks about - from his book The Practitioner's Guide to Mirroring Hands: A Client-Responsive Therapy that Facilitates Natural Problem-Solving and Mind-Body...

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2019

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2019 Hard to believe that we are at the change of season again - how fast time flies and yet so much seems to be happening. It is a persistent paradox. Sometimes we seem to be rushing and standing still at the same time. I am...

Joseph LeDoux (Part 2)

Today is part 2 of our talk with Joseph LeDoux about the deep history of ourselves. Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline...

Joseph LeDoux (Part 1)

Today we talk to singer/songwriter Joseph LeDoux (who also happens to know a thing or two about neuroscience!) about the deep history of ourselves. Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs...

Deep Sleep

Some of the research we talked about: Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain How our memories stabilise while we sleep The Brain’s Gardeners: Immune Cells ‘Prune’ Connections Between Neurons The Night Gardeners -- Immune Cells Rewire, Repair Brain...

Spotlight: Agostinho d’Almeida

Our magazine will often highlight an individual in a short piece we call a Spotlight. In this episode we put the spotlight on a remarkable neuropsychotherapist, Agostinho d'Almeida. Agostinho d’Almeida began his journey toward neuropsychotherapy in the late 1960’s...

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 ...

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