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2017 is the final year that Psych Sessions will be podcasting. I’m very grateful to everyone who has supported the show.  I know that 2018 will be a year filled with great opportunities. As they say, when one door closes, another opens. So I ca
In this episode, I speak with Matthew Mandelbaum (PhD) about DBT. Have a listen and you’ll learn who DBT is for, goals of the therapy, treatment modalities, essential features, and more. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mandelbaum.
Tune in and learn about psychodrama, sociometry, and some specific techniques used in individual and group settings. You’ll also learn about concretization and how it’s used in psychodrama, as well as the difference between psychodrama and expe
Tune in and learn about brain-based therapy also known as neuroscience-based therapy. It’s helpful to understand the biological processes and aspects that underlie cognition. And my discussion, with Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is loaded with great ins
Forensic psychology is an exciting field that is often misrepresented on television and in the movies.  Check out this episode where Dr. Joni Johnston and I explore a variety of related themes, including how often a defendant fakes incompetency
An MRI can show structural deformities in the brain, but what role does MRI play in diagnosing mental illness? The current state of research in this area is exciting! In this session, Dr. Andrew Gerber and I discuss where research is heading. W
Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative pro
Anger is a natural emotion for all humans. In some cases, anger can be a good thing, and can protect you, your relationships, and the way you interact with the world. But there are also times when anger is destructive and costly. My guest on th
Anxiety is a fear response we experience without the presence of imminent danger or threat. All of us experience some passing feelings of anxiety that are normal. For example, it is normal to feel some anxiety before a job interview or an impor
Check out the video of Figmund’s review on our YouTube Channel. Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley. The movie is based on the best selling novel by Dennis Lehane. During hi
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize your own and other people’s moods, impulses, and behaviors. And it’s the capacity to take that information and use it in a way that’s best–both for you and the situation. A person with high emo
Please welcome Figmund Floyd to Psych Sessions!  Figmund will frequently appear on the show as he reviews a range of movies from different genres. He will explore a variety of things based on what a film has to offer.  This includes story struc
Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis.  As a young scientist, Freud conducted research in biology. This was a time when a new field of physics was introduced that focused on energy and dynamics. Freud was introduced to this innovative d
Personality is one of the most interesting subjects in the field of psychology. Just think about how many different personalities there are in the world! Personality can help you be socially effective, influence others, and achieve goals. It ca
This is part two of my conversation with Dr. Courtney Bancroft on insomnia.  Once a diagnosis of insomnia has been made by a licensed professional, a properly trained clinician can use a tailored approach based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy f
  There has been an increase in public awareness about insomnia, and it is estimated that approximately 60 million Americans are affected by this sleep disorder each year. There’s also been more awareness about using Cognitive Behavioral Therap
Younger children may not express their feelings of depression in the same way as an older person. Typically, we think of someone who’s withdrawn or has a lack of energy. But with younger children, depression can manifest in ways that we could m
It’s not uncommon for a couple to struggle with their sexual relationship. Frequently, the infatuation stage in the relationship can act as a natural drug. But this wears off over time. There is a transition period that can lead to a couple bei
Animal assisted therapy is the goal directed intervention in which an animal that meets a specific criteria is used and integrated into the therapeutic process by a mental health professional. This episode is packed with practical information l
Increased cultural awareness is needed to increase diagnostic accuracy. This is important because we recognize that there is a positive correlation between an accurate diagnosis and positive treatment outcomes. Research suggests that there are
Congratulations to jaforster and Baby_kangaroo13 for winning a free copy of  On Becoming A Person, by Dr. Carl Rogers. Dr. Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) is well known for creating  Client-Centered Therapy.  He was one of the most
Daniela White (M.D.) is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Dr. White finished her residency in Adult Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 2000 and continued her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the
Ayo Afejuku Gathing (M.D.) is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.  Dr. Gathing earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Medical Doctorate from the Morehouse School of M
My guest on this session is Wendy Behary, LCSW. Wendy is the founder and Clinical Director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and the Schema Therapy Institute of New Jersey. She is also a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy
My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Israel (Izzy) Kalman.  Izzy obtained his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  He is a Nationally Certified School Psycholog
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