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Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe on addiction

Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe on addiction

Today we focus on a conversation we had with Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe - regular members of our Mastermind sessions at The Science of Psychotherapy. We pick up some of the conversation we had with them around addiction. To learn more about Mitra you can find...

Fabio Sinibaldi on 7 elements for optimal outcomes

Fabio Sinibaldi on 7 elements for optimal outcomes

We are back in Italy this week to talk to Fabio Sinibaldi, one of our regular contributors and an expert in mind-body therapy. Fabio and colleagues have done a remarkable job of finding both biological and psychological markers of change as they experiment with...

The Science of Psychotherapy September 2020

The Science of Psychotherapy September 2020

  Spring/Fall is upon us. I expect we would like a number of things to change, but it seems that the pandemic of Covid-19 is one that will not - yet. But we continue to exist through these existential and social crises despite the conditions in which we find...

Steven Hoskinson on Complex Systems

Steven Hoskinson on Complex Systems

Steven Hoskinson is the Founder, CEO and CCO (Chief Compassion Officer) of Organic Intelligence®  (OI) and the nonprofit Organic Intelligence Outreach Institute. OI’s Human Empowerment And Resiliency Training (HEARTraining®) is an international personal and...

Cortex Brain Technologies

Cortex Brain Technologies

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Rebecca Mannis on learning, psychology and COVID

Rebecca Mannis on learning, psychology and COVID

We talk again to Dr Rebecca Mannis on the silver linings this pandemic is offering in the world of psychology and education. Here are some links mentioned in the show: 1. About Prof. Jeanne Chall and Stages of Reading Development:...

Ruth Lanius on Trauma Therapy

Ruth Lanius on Trauma Therapy

Healing the traumatized self with professor of psychiatry Dr Ruth Lanius Today we talk to Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry who is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She's also the...

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2020

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2020

   What can we do when we are at a loss… a loss of constancy, a loss of unity, a loss of reliability… perhaps we are not even sure of what is lost? In these times of confusion and disruption, where can we find comfort and resolution? As I ponder these bigger...

Richard Hill on genetics

Richard Hill on genetics

Genetics, the basic building blocks of who we are. But does the psychotherapist need to know anything about this complex topic? Richards been digging into the books and studies about genetics and there's a lot to gain by having a basic understanding of how genetics...

Psychotherapy in Pain Management

Psychotherapy in Pain Management

Psychotherapy in Pain Management: New Viewpoints and Treatment Targets Based On A Brain Theory by Robert Moss A note from Richard Hill. Robert Moss has produced a paper for the AIMS Neuroscience Journal that is so thorough and rich with neuroscience literature, that I...

Sebern Fisher on neurofeedback

Sebern Fisher on neurofeedback

In the work of Sebern Fisher, neurofeedback has been revolutionary in resolving complex trauma for many of her clients. She's also written a brilliant book on the subject called Neurofeedback in the treatment of developmental trauma: Calming the fear-driven brain...

The Science of Psychotherapy July 2020

The Science of Psychotherapy July 2020

In amongst all the big issues that are raging in the world today there continues to be the research and exploration that has been the basis of content for The Science of Psychotherapy magazine. In this issue we address issues big and small, personal and general,...

Jeffrey & Amy Olrick on The 6 Needs of Every Child

Jeffrey & Amy Olrick on The 6 Needs of Every Child

This week we talk to Jeffrey and Amy Olrick, an absolutely delightful couple, who know a thing or two about bringing up children from the perspective of developmental psychology and as parents. Jeffrey Olrick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in...

See What You Made Me Do – Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

See What You Made Me Do – Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. Her new book See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience – abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system...

Emma Katz on coercive control in domestic violence

Emma Katz on coercive control in domestic violence

Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of domestic violence & abuse on children and mother-child relationships. Her work explores coercive control, agency, resistance, recovery and mother-child supportiveness in domestic abuse contexts. Today we talk with her about...

Alix Sugarman on ART

Alix Sugarman on ART

Today we talk with licensed creative arts therapist Alix Sugarman who has used art in a creative healing program for military service personnel, military sexual trauma survivors, and family members. She now uses those same techniques in the framework of Accelerated...

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2020

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2020

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2020 The Roman goddess, Juno, lends her name to the month of June. This gave me pause to consider what sort of ethereal blessing she might give to provide some comfort as we continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Juno was...

The Dream Completion Technique

The Dream Completion Technique

Today we chat with Dr Justin Havens who has developed what he calls the Dream Completion Technique to deal with unresolved nightmares and disturbing dreams. Justin is a psychological therapist accredited by BACP and EMDR Europe. He has worked within the NHS, the...

Tracing the Brain-To-Gut Connection

Tracing the Brain-To-Gut Connection

Using rabies virus injected into the stomach of rats, researchers trace the nerves back to the brain and find distinct ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ circuits. These results explain how mental states can affect the gut, and present new ways to treat gastrointestinal problems.