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The Science of Psychotherapy March 2022

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2022

This issue is special for many reasons. It celebrates the release of our new book, some 2 years in the making, but the main message from Matt and myself is that our book stands on the shoulders of many before us. Without all the wonderful people that have provided...

Dr Stuart Shanker talks self-regulation

Dr Stuart Shanker talks self-regulation

Dr Stuart Shanker is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation; Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life; Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society. You...

Stefan Neszpor talks about the cerebellum

Stefan Neszpor talks about the cerebellum

We talk to Dr Stefan Neszpor, a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist consulting for Island Health - Vancouver Island Health Authority. He has been fascinated by the cerebellum for many years and it's that topic that we tackle today with him.

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2022

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2022

My friend John looks out his living room window, past the antlers of the large elk munching on the sweet tips of the long grass and hopes it will snow soon. The snow is beautiful, it glistens on the mountaintops and provides a playground for skiers. But the snow is...

Brian Quinn talks Bipolar Disorder and depression

Brian Quinn talks Bipolar Disorder and depression

We catch up with Dr. Brian Quinn, who is author of The Depression Sourcebook, 2nd edition and Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder, and is a practicing clinical social worker in Huntington, New York . Dr. Quinn specializes in working with...

Reinterpreting Our Brain’s Body Maps

Reinterpreting Our Brain’s Body Maps

Our brain maps out our body to facilitate accurate motor control; disorders of this body map result in motor deficits. For a century, the body map has been thought to have applied to all types of motor actions. Yet scientists have begun to query how the body map...

Serge Prengel talks proactive change

Serge Prengel talks proactive change

Today Richard talks to Serge Prengel who is in private practice and a co-founder of the Integrative Focusing Therapy online training program. He has been exploring creative approaches to mindfulness: how to live with an embodied sense of meaning and purpose. He is the...

The Science of Psychotherapy January 2022

The Science of Psychotherapy January 2022

Celebrating New Year is often a transformative event. Many people have expressed their desire for a transition into a better year than the past Covid-19 affected years. That is hardly surprising. As we celebrate the advent of 2022, I am reminded that this is not the...

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2021

December heralds year’s end and it almost always has some bitter and some sweet reflections. We’ve had another year of restrictions and expansions. For some it has been like Dr Doolittle’s Pushmi-Pullyu, whereas for others it has been a time of release and expansion...

Sam Visnic talks integration and interdisciplinary therapy

Sam Visnic talks integration and interdisciplinary therapy

Sam Visnic, CMT, is the founder of Release Muscle Therapy in California and a Certified Massage Therapist, Specialty Neuromuscular and Clinical Massage therapist, and Certified Corrective Exercise Therapist. Today we talk to Sam about integrating physical and talk...

Jennifer Sweeton talks brain parts and therapy

Jennifer Sweeton talks brain parts and therapy

Today we talk with clinical and forensic psychologist Dr Jennifer Sweeton. Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Sweeton is a best-selling author in clinical psychology, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma and the neuroscience of mental health. We...

The Science of Psychotherapy November 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy November 2021

In the ebb and flow of life, I find myself writing this editorial from a hospital bed. Not Covid-19, which is something we need to say first nowadays. Essentially, it is an unsurprising surgical procedure for a man of 67 years of age. These impactful events are...

Jon Lieff talks cellular communication

Jon Lieff talks cellular communication

Today we talk to Dr Jon Lieff, MD, who is a neuropsychiatrist with a BA in Mathematics from Yale University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He pioneered the creation of integrated treatment units that focus on complex patients with combined medical,...

Avigail Lev talks interpersonal problems

Avigail Lev talks interpersonal problems

Dr. Avigail Lev (Abby) is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and a certified mediator. She utilizes evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance-based treatments, to treat both couples and individuals struggling with...

Michael Hoyt and Flavio Cannistrà talk single sessions

Michael Hoyt and Flavio Cannistrà talk single sessions

Richard Hill catches up with long time friend Michael Hoyt in the USA and Flavio Cannistrà in Italy to talk about single session therapy. You can find more about single session therapy here https://www.singlesessiontherapies.com/ And the English version of Single...

The Gut-Brain Axis Documentary

The Gut-Brain Axis Documentary

The Gut-Brain Axis The Science of Us - Episode 1We are very excited to announce the first episode in The Science of Us documentary series - The Gut-Brain Axis. This documentary series is free for our Standard Subscribers and can be simply viewed for your pleasure or...

Temple Grandin talks about navigating autism

Temple Grandin talks about navigating autism

We talk to Dr. Temple Grandin (famous as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior) and Dr. Debra Moore (a psychologist with extensive experience in autism) who is the co-author of the book with Dr. Grandin Navigating Autism: 9...

The Science of Psychotherapy October 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy October 2021

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens) is one of the greatest opening lines in literature. Another equally engaging opening is from Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas, “To begin at the beginning” (most effective...

Dr Stephen Porges talks about polyvagal safety

Dr Stephen Porges talks about polyvagal safety

Today we have the pleasure of talking to Dr Stephen Porges about his new book Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation. You can check out the new book here https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324016274 And find out more about Dr Stephen Porges here...