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Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. From a satisfying, if not quite famous, early career in the creative arts, Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) beginning with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. This triggered a curiosity that led to a diploma in counselling and a new career in psychotherapy. Studying continued and he has added three Masters degrees – an MA in Social Ecology; an MEd in Social Ecology; and a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences (MBMSc) from Sydney University.

Richard’s books include a collection of inspirational short stories in Choose Hope and his explication of his Winner/Loser World Theory in How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! In addition, he is published in various journals and magazines around the world and in book chapters, including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide. His latest book is co-authored with his mentor, Ernest Rossi, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands.

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidactic, whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. Studied psychology at the University of Queensland, gained a Master of Counselling, and founded The Neuropsychotherapist that is now The Science of Psychotherapy.

Matthew, like Richard, has a musical bent, having studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition – having scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music he has also been a producer in a film production company and currently is producer/director at Perfekt Studios. Matthew has also been an Advanced Care Paramedic among other things!

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Jon Lieff on the secret language of cells

Jon Lieff on the secret language of cells

We are excited to have Dr Jon Lieff back to talk to us once again about cellular communication, the wonderful complexity of life and what it all means for psychotherapy. We hope you enjoy listening to Dr Lieff as much as we enjoyed interviewing him! You can find out...

Omar Reda talks about The Wounded Healer

Omar Reda talks about The Wounded Healer

Omar Reda, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, a Harvard-trained trauma expert, an author, and a family advocate. We talk to him about his recent book The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving. You can find Dr Reda's book here...

Andrew Jamieson talks Midlife – Humanity’s Secret Weapon

Andrew Jamieson talks Midlife – Humanity’s Secret Weapon

Andrew Jamieson trained at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling and received an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Middlesex University. He lectures and writes articles on a series of subjects including psychotherapy’s interconnection with...

Catching up with Stan Tatkin

Catching up with Stan Tatkin

Stan Tatkin has a great process for couples therapy, which you can find out about at https://www.thepactinstitute.com/ - and we catch up with him to find out what's been going on for him and the PACT Institute. Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy!...

Catching up with Lou Cozolino

Catching up with Lou Cozolino

It's always great to catch up with Lou Cozolino and in this meeting we talk about some of the topics he will be addressing in an upcoming conference in Melbourne Australia, as well as the science of psychotherapy in general. Learn more as a member of The Science of...

Jurie Rossouw talks about Resilience

Jurie Rossouw talks about Resilience

We catch up with resilience expert Jurie Rossouw who talks with us about his work and what it means to be resilient. You can find out more about his work here https://home.hellodriven.com/   Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy! Get access to...

Thomas Verny talks about the embodied mind

Thomas Verny talks about the embodied mind

We talk to Dr Thomas Verny about the embodied mind. His most recent book, The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies, explores very early memory and the mind and sets out to redefine our concept of the mind and...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Susan Aposhyan talks Heart Open Body Awake

Susan Aposhyan talks Heart Open Body Awake

Today we talk to Susan Aposhyan about her new book Heart Open, Body Awake: The Four Steps of Embodied Spirituality. In this book she introduces us to embodied spiritual practices and the importance of combining the psychological, spiritual and physical in therapy. You...

Dr Steven Taylor talks about the psychology of pandemics

Dr Steven Taylor talks about the psychology of pandemics

Today we get to talk to Steven Taylor, Ph.D., who is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Taylor’s work focuses on anxiety disorders and related clinical conditions, and...

Dr Chanté DeLoach talks about telehealth

Dr Chanté DeLoach talks about telehealth

; We had the good fortune today to talk to Dr Chanté DeLoach, or "Dr. D" as she is affectionately known, who is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of the new book "How We Practice Therapy Now". For more about Dr DeLoach you can visit her website...

Erin Bulluss talks about Autism

Erin Bulluss talks about Autism

Dr Erin Bulluss, PhD., talks to us about her practice as a clinical psychologist and an autistic who works with autistic clients. You can find out more about Dr Bulluss at her website https://www.samsonandbulluss.com/ She also mentioned to us her writings on the...

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