Episode from the podcastBetween Us: A Psychotherapy Podcast

Episode 37: What Makes Us Useful

Released Wednesday, 28th April 2021
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As we investigate the role of the therapist-as-citizen, John pauses to interview his own therapist, Lane Gerber, about their relationship and what it means to be useful- useful to our patients, useful to academia, and useful to our interpersonal worlds. Lane describes his experience growing up in a community of Jewish immigrants, what it was like to rebel against his family’s plan for his life, and how he made use of his time learning from renowned theorists Carl Rogers and Heinz Kohut as a young psychology student. In our first instance of a patient interviewing their own therapist, we explore the dynamics of therapist’s disclosure and what it means to each member of this particular dyad.

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Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
Music by Mason Neely
Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll
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