Ep 185: The Dynamics of Therapy: Transference and Counter Transference: An Interview with Kerry Malawista

Transference and countertransference are two key concepts in psychoanalysis and they are fascinating. If you're interested in the therapy side of psychology - particularly psychoanalysis - this is the episode for you. Kerry Malawista, psychoanalyst and author, along with Anne Adeleman and Catherine Anderson, talks about their new book, "Wearing My Tutu To Analysis". In this episode we focus on two of the stories in the book, which focus on transference and countertransference. … [Read more...]

Episode 143: EMDR – An Interview with Founder Francine Shapiro

Curious about EMDR? Listen to this interview with the founder of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dr. Francine Shapiro talk about EMDR and how it is different from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is an intriguing and unique type of therapy and if you want to learn more about it you've come to the right place. … [Read more...]

Episode 81: Talking (and not Talking) in Psychotherapy – Part 2

Are you interested in play therapy or therapy with children and adolescents? Do you have a child in therapy and you wonder how playing with toys is going to possibly help you child? Learn more about therapy with children and adolescents in this episode of The Psych Files. In part 2 I interview Dr. Martha Straus - experienced therapist and author of No Talk Therapy and the book Adolescent Girls in Crisis. In this part of the interview Dr. Straus talks specifically about No Talk therapy and how she explains her work to the parents of her clients. Come have a listen to an experienced … [Read more...]

Episode 80: Talking (and not Talking) in Psychotherapy – Part 1

Are you interested in play therapy or therapy with children and adolescents? Do you have a child in therapy and you wonder how playing with toys is going to possibly help you child? Learn more about therapy with children and adolescents in this episode of The Psych Files. In part 1 I interview Dr. Martha Straus - experienced therapist and author of No Talk Therapy and the book Adolescent Girls in Crisis. If you've ever wondered what psychotherapists do and say in therapy then this episode is for you. We also touch upon evidence based treatment, goals in therapy, and parent expectations of … [Read more...]

Episode 30: Equine Assisted Therapy

If you think that therapy with horses is just another form of "pet therapy" well...so did I...at first. But Equine Assisted therapy is something different. If you love horses and are interested in how they can be used therapeutically, then you'll definitely want to hear this episode. Learn more about this unique form of therapy from Nancy King, director of A Horse Connection. Recorded outside on a beautiful summer day. Resources for this Episode Learn more about Equine Assisted therapy from the Horse Connection website. You can also learn more about this type of therapy from … [Read more...]

Episode 27: From Insane Asylum to Psychiatric Center: A Brief History

Join me for an interview with Dr. Roger Christenfeld, Research Director of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center. Dr. Christenfeld and I talk about how psychiatric patients were treated in the heyday of this incredible center. I think you'd be surprised at some of the things he has to say. Below you'll find both an audio version and a video version of this same interview. [adsenseyu2] More on the history of asylums: an interview with Historian Jennifer Bazar on what life was like in asylums during the 1800s … [Read more...]

Episode 19: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: an interview with Jamie O’Neil

Want to learn more about EMDR? Listen to this interview with Jamie O'Neil who explains how EMDR works. Turns out it's about a lot more than just eye movements. Learn more about "Bilateral Stimulation" and the rest of what goes into EMDR. My Interviewee for this episode is Jamie O'Neil, LCSW-R, who can be contacted at 845-876-7600. Resources on EMDR: The EMDR Institute The EMDR International Association Interesting Article on EMDR research here on the Mind Hacks site. Related Episodes To listen to a psychologist with a critical point of view on EMDR, check out … [Read more...]

Episode 12: The Necessity of the Frame in Psychotherapy

What is the frame in psychotherapy and why do we need to keep it from breaking? This week I discuss the importance of boundaries and guidelines set forth by [easyazon-link asin="0345364317"]Robert Langs[/easyazon-link], MD regarding how to know when your relationship with your therapist is healthy - and when it is not. I also talk about the concepts of transference and countertransference in psychotherapy. [adsenseyu2] Notes From This Episode Download a Word doc on Lang's guidelines for psychotherapy. Go to the webpage for the European Society for Communicative Psychotherapy where … [Read more...]

Episode #5: In Defense of Defense Mechanisms

It seemed time to do a podcast on Freud. The subtitle of this episode is "Don't Throw Freud out with the Bathwater". Too many people dismiss Freud because he had a few controversial ideas, but as I try to point out in this podcast, many of Freud's ideas were very influential and can, with a little attention, be seen in everyday life. [adsenseyu2] Click the image below to see a concept map of the defense mechanisms discussed in this episode. Here are my show notes for this episode: NOTE: I want to thank listener Allen Esterson for helping to improve the accuracy of the … [Read more...]