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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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Relationship-Based Treatment of Children and Their Parents

Relationship-Based Treatment of Children and Their Parents

We talk to authors Elizabeth Sylvester and Kat Scherer about their new book "Relationship-Based Treatment of Children and Their Parents: An Integrative Guide to Neurobiology, Attachment, Regulation, and Discipline". You can find out more about the book here....

John Arden and Rewire Your Brain 2.0

John Arden and Rewire Your Brain 2.0

We catch up with good friend, author and expert in the science of wellbeing, Dr John Arden. He has a new book coming out - Rewire Your Brain 2.0 which is an updated version of his Rewire Your Brain that is both fascinating and very accessible. You can find out more...

MEMI – Multichannel Eye Movement Integration

MEMI – Multichannel Eye Movement Integration

We talk to Dr. Mike Deninger and Joachim Lee about Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI) - its philosophy and practice. To find out more go to https://multichanneleyemovementintegration.com/ For information about Joachim go to...

Sophie Scott on Medical Reporting

Sophie Scott on Medical Reporting

Sophie Scott is the Australian national medical reporter for the ABC. We catch up with her to talk about reporting on mental health issues. You can find out more about Sophie here https://www.sophiescott.com.au/ Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy!...

Dr Dan Siegel talks IntraConnected – MWe (Me + We)

Dr Dan Siegel talks IntraConnected – MWe (Me + We)

Dr Dan Siegel talks to us about IntraConnected: MWe (Me + We) as the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging. We are in a moment of challenge and transition that invites each of us to reflect on where humanity is going and how we might choose to support cultural...

Marianna Torgovnick talks about loss and grief.

Marianna Torgovnick talks about loss and grief.

Author Marianna Torgovnick talks about her experience of processing loss and grief through classic literature, cooking, yoga, mediation and her own writing.You can find out more about Marianna and her books at her website https://www.mariannatorgovnick.com/ Learn more...

Jonah Paquette on being awestruck

Jonah Paquette on being awestruck

Bio: Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author. His previous books include Awestruck, The Happiness Toolbox, and Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being. In addition to his writing and clinical...

Dr Will Dobud talks adventure therapy

Dr Will Dobud talks adventure therapy

Outdoor therapy, wilderness therapy, adventure therapy, there are a multitude of titles for getting people out into the wild for therapeutic purposes. We talk to one of the experts in this area, Dr Will Dobud, who is a practitioner, author, and researcher in this...

Dr Pamela Seraphine talks drumming and trauma therapy

Dr Pamela Seraphine talks drumming and trauma therapy

Dr. Pamela Seraphine is the developer of Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapy (NRTT), a specialized neurobiologically informed somatic approach for recovery from PTSD and Complex Trauma. We had a chance to find out about her philosophy of drumming for trauma therapy and...

Catching up with Joseph LeDoux

Catching up with Joseph LeDoux

Richard Hill catches up with Joseph LeDoux Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy! Get access to hundreds of articles, videos, and a community of mental health professionals to help you understand the art and the science of psychotherapy.

Loretta Breuning talks about habits of a happy brain

Loretta Breuning talks about habits of a happy brain

Dr Loretta Graziano Breuning talks to us about retraining your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins from her new book Habits of a Happy Brain. You can find out more about Dr Breuning, her work, and her book at the Inner Mammal Institute....

Matt and Richard talk about Schizophrenia

Matt and Richard talk about Schizophrenia

Our new documentary episode on Schizophrenia is now out and we'd love for you to check it out. For members https://www.thescienceofpsychotherapy.net/courses/schizophrenia For non-members https://www.thescienceofpsychotherapy.net/courses/schizophrenia-10day...

Victor Yalom talks about psychotherapy

Victor Yalom talks about psychotherapy

We catch up with Victor Yalom and have a casual chat about psychotherapy. Victor is the creator of https://www.psychotherapy.net/ which offers training and education for psychotherapists. Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy! Get access to hundreds...

Matt and Richard talk about the divided brain

Matt and Richard talk about the divided brain

The different ways of being in the world according to the left and right hemispheres is an important understanding for the field of mental health. Matt and Richard introduce some of the characteristics of the left and right hemispheres that you won't hear from the pop...

Your Brain’s Not Broken with Tamara Rosier

Your Brain’s Not Broken with Tamara Rosier

We talk to Dr. Tamara Rosier who has been a college administrator, professor, leadership consultant and high school teacher. As an ADHD coach, she works with her clients to identify their ADHD thinking traps and create lasting change in their lives. She also...

Larry Ozowara talks about inpatient and outpatient care

Larry Ozowara talks about inpatient and outpatient care

We talk to psychiatrist Dr Larry Ozowara who has served as a director of behavioral health for a group medical practice in Los Angeles, serving the LGBTQ population, and worked as a consultant before joining Valera Health as medical director. He has extensive...

Jay Noricks talks about parts and memory therapy

Jay Noricks talks about parts and memory therapy

We catch up with Jay Noricks to talk about his book Parts and Memory Therapy: The Clinical Guide and his approach to therapy. Find out more at https://partsandmemorytherapy.com/ Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy! Get access to hundreds of...

Michael Alcée talks about therapeutic improvisation

Michael Alcée talks about therapeutic improvisation

Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and Mental Health Educator at Manhattan School of Music. He specializes in the psychology of artists and everyday creativity and the professional development of therapists. Today we...

Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about being an adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about being an adult

We talk to Julie Lythcott-Haims, who believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and activism. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise...

Michael Cholbi talks about the philosophy of grief

Michael Cholbi talks about the philosophy of grief

Michael Cholbi holds the chair in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and is principally involved in researching grief. His recent book My Grief: A Philosophical Guide, is the first book on grief and bereavement from a philosophical perspective. You can find out...

Lynn Lyons talk about the anxiety audit

Lynn Lyons talk about the anxiety audit

Lynn Lyons talks about her new book The Anxiety Audit: 7 Sneaky Ways Anxiety Takes Hold and How to Escape Them. You can find out more about Lynn here https://www.lynnlyons.com/ You can pre-order her book here https://amzn.to/3x0jbiy Learn more as a member of The...

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...

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