#562 – How OCD and Stigma Led to Creating a Therapist Community & Directory with Mike Fink

Michael Fink is Co-Founder & Director of Outreach for Thero.org, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in the behavioral healthcare space, dedicated to making it easy to find mental health resources. Thero is a growing online community of treatment providers that are helping to building a truly comprehensive national mental health directory. Michael brings extensive experience in digital marketing strategies for clinics, hospitals and treatment centers to his role at Thero and is passionate about stigma reduction.
Michael maintains a broad academic & professional background in business and psychology and has worked extensively in the field of eating disorders, autism spectrum, addiction & obsessive-compulsive disorders. Michael graduated from UCSD with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and holds a B.S. in Psychology & Kinesiology from Arizona State University.
Michael also runs a professionally-facilitated, free support group in West Los Angeles for individuals struggling with OCD & OCD related issues. Michael volunteers much of his time towards OCD education, prevention, treatment & advocacy. Read More »

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Video Preview of #562 with Mike Fink on OCD and Thero.org

My guest will be Michael Fink, who has struggled with his own OCD issues and gone on to become a mental health advocate and co-Founder of Thero.org, a non-pro in the behavioral healthcare space, dedicated to making it easy to find mental health resources.

#561 – Narcissism and Love with Jungian Analyst Kenneth Kimmel

Psychologist Ken Kimmel photographed in Seattle on August 14, 2015. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Kenneth Kimmel is a Jungian analyst, author, teacher, and consultant, with thirty-years of clinical practice. He authored, Eros and the Shattering Gaze—Transcending Narcissism, (Fisher King Press, 2011); and a chapter in The Dream and Its Amplification, co-edited by Nancy Furlotti and Erel Shalit, (Fisher King Press, 2013). He is co- founder of The New School for Analytical Psychology in Seattle, WA, and has recently presented papers at the past International Jungian Congress in Kyoto, and the conference of the Journal for Analytical Psychology, in New York.

He can be reached at 206-447-1895 or kenkimmel@comcast.net

Four Editorial corrections:
1) In the section of the discussion about the ‘love triangle’ between Sabina Spielrein, Carl Jung, and Emma Jung, the guest mistakenly substituted Freud’s name for Jung. 2) In the story of the medieval couple, the heroine’s name was Eloise–not Evelyn. 3) The poem “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind” was not written by Eloise, but rather centuries later by Alexander Pope as an homage to Eloise. 4) Lastly, the song in the “Graduate” was Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence”–not the ‘Song of Silence.’ Read More »

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Video Preview of #561 on Narcissism with Jungian Analyst Kenneth Kimmel

My guest will be Kenneth A. Kimmel, Jungian analyst, author, teacher, and consultant, with thirty-years of clinical practice. We will be discussing his 2011 book, Eros and the Shattering Gaze—Transcending Narcissism.

#560 – The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy with Louis Cozolino PhD

Dr. Cozolino has diverse clinical and research interests and hold degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology. His interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience with psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. He is the author of seven books The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy(3rd Edition), The Social Neuroscience of Education, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Healthy Aging Brain, Attachment-Based Teaching, The Making of a Therapist, and Why Therapy Works. He has also authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, education, language and cognition. Dr. Cozolino lectures around the world on brain development, evolution, and psychotherapy and maintains and clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles.

Dr. Cozolino holds degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology and focuses on the synthesis of neuroscience psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. Dr. Cozolino lectures around the world on brain development, evolution, and psychotherapy and maintains and clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles.
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Audio Preview of #560 – The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy with Louis Cozolino PhD

I speak with my return guest, Dr. Louis Cozolino, psychologist, professor, and among others author of the book, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy which has just come out in a 3rd edition.

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Video Preview #559 – Restoring Resilience with Eileen Russell PhD

I speak with Eileen Russell, clinical psychologist and author of the 2015 book: Restoring Resilience: Discovering your Clients’ Capacity for Healing.

#559 – Restoring Resilience with Eileen Russell PhD

Portrait of Eileen Russell. Photo by John O’Boyle

Dr. Eileen Russell is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying and practicing AEDP for over 20 years. She is also a part-time Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital where she worked with people with addictions and serious mental illness for 5 years. She is also on the Faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ (NIP) Integrative Trauma Studies Program.

Dr. Russell is author of a new book on resilience called, Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients’ Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in June 2015. In it she integrates AEDP with other experiential approaches and modern psychodynamic thinking, expands our understanding of resilience to include clinical populations, and argues for the power of a resilience-oriented approach to depth-oriented therapy. Read More »

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#558 – Embracing Your Lovability & Your life with Kelly Flanagan PhD

Kelly Flanagan graduated with his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State University and is co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. Several years ago, he discovered writing was the thing he never knew he always wanted to do, so he began the now popular blog, UnTangled, where he writes weekly about how to live redemptive stories right now. Kelly is married to another clinical psychologist named Kelly, because they decided to make life even more complicated than it already is. The Kellies—as they are called by friends and family—have three children, and they have a deal with their kids: they teach the kids how to grow up, and the kids teach them how to grow young again. So far, it’s not clear who is helping who the most. Kelly is the author of Loveable: Embracing What is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life Read More »

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Video Preview of #558 – Embracing Your Lovability & Your life with Kelly Flanagan PhD

I speak with Dr. Kelly Flanagan, clinical psychologist and author of the 2017 book: Loveable: Embracing What is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life.