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Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!




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#840 Psychologist/Ecologist Gay Bradshaw PhD on Non-Dual Consciousness

G. A BRADSHAW Gay, who holds doctorate degrees in ecology and psychology, has been sharing cultures and homes with Animals all her life. For the past twenty-five years, her work has been dedicated to the self-determination and well-being of Wildlife and domesticated Animals. Her diagnosis of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) among free-living African Elephants sparked a new paradigm of understanding, trans-species psychology. This is the scientific recognition that animals...

#839 Justin Woodbury on Learning to Love, Forgive, and Heal After Emotional and Sexual Abuse

Justin Woodbury was raised on a small farm out in the country on the west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan. A child survivor of church abuse, he decided to start his life over at age thirty in Littleton, Colorado. There, he met his best friend, soulmate, and love of his life, Emily, and they happily married a year later and started their family. Justin began advocating for victims of abuse after he held his son in his arms for the first time and realized the weight of responsibility he would have...

#838 Greg Mahr and Chris Drake on The Wisdom Of Dreams: Science, Synchronicity and The Language of The Soul

BIO Greg Mahr MD is a psychiatrist, a teacher and a writer. He is director of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dream work and Jungian psychology have been long standing interests of Dr. Mahr. Greg is an avid writer, has published flash fiction and poetry in a variety of medical and literary journals. His poetry chapbook, Open Heart, will be published in March by Celery City Press. Greg is currently collaborating with visionary artist Heather...

#837 Dr. Elaine Leeder on Restorative Justice and Spirituality in Prison Work

BIO Elaine (Sneierson) Leeder is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and the Dean Emerita of the School of Social Sciences at Sonoma State University. She has 48 years of distinguished accomplishments and experience in academia and public service. She has written six books, two of which are currently used in universities in the US and Canada. Leeder has been working in prisons since 1995, currently doing victim/offender dialogues between people who did the harm and those that they harmed. Sign...

#836 Psychoanalyst Leanne Domash on Graphic Novels as a Resource for Psychological Healing

Leanne Domash, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, playwright and Embodied Imagination practitioner. Dr. Domash is particularly interested in the creative process as expressed by interdisciplinary exploration. She has published articles integrating neuroscience and psychoanalysis; spirituality and psychoanalysis; and architecture and psycho-analysis. She has lectured and written on the creative process, dreamwork, moments of emotional insight in psycho-analysis, the relationship between art...

#835 Existential-Humanistic Psychologist Kirk Schneider PhD on Life Enhancing Anxiety

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, is a leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic and existential-integrative psychology. Dr. Schneider was a 2022 Candidate for President of the American Psychological Association (APA), a cofounder and current president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (an award-winning psychotherapy training center), and a two-term Member of the Council of Representatives of the APA. He is also past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic...

#834 Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman PhD on Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He is founder and director of the Center for Human Potential and is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science. He is author/editor of 10 books, including Choose Growth (with Jordyn Feingold), Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, and Ungifted:...

#833 Neuroscientist Joe LeDoux PhD on Putting The Mental Back into Mental Health and More

Joseph LeDoux PhD is a University Professor and Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute at NYU. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion, memory, and consciousness. LeDoux has received a number of awards for his research, and he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences USA. He is also the author of several books, including The Emotional Brain,...

#832 Psychoanalyst Avgi Saketopoulou on Sexuality Beyond Consent

Avgi Saketopoulou is a psychoanalyst and professor who works with transgender kids and their families. Rather than buy into the notion that trauma can be cured, she reroutes our attention to what traumatized subjects do with their pain. Those who surrender to the fact that their pain cannot be eliminated, she argues, are sometimes able to do things with trauma. In this radical alternative to thinking about racialization, consent, and trauma, Avgi dares us to step into a different territory,...

#831 Ed Tick PhD on Healing through Dream Incubation, Visions, Oracles and Pilgrimage

Edward Tick, Ph.D., is an internationally-acclaimed transformational psychotherapist, pilgrimage guide, educator, author, and poet. A specialist in archetypal psychotherapy and the healing of violent trauma, he is the author of the forthcoming Soul Medicine, Healing Through Dream Incubation, Visions, Oracles, and Pilgrimage (Inner Traditions, January 2023), along with three collections of poetry and four previous nonfiction books, including The Practice of Dream Healing and War and the Soul....

#830 Law Professor Gaia Bernstein on Recovery from Addictive Technologies

Gaia Bernstein is a Law Professor, Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute for Law Science and Technology at the Seton Hall University School of Law. She writes teaches and lectures in the intersection of law, technology, health and privacy. Gaia is also the mother of three children who grew up in a world of smartphones, iPads and social networks. Her forthcoming book: Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies shatters the illusion...

#829 Dr. Mike Deninger on a new Eye Movement treatment for resolving trauma

During the first half of his career, Dr. Mike Deninger rose to a leadership position in the education of deaf youth as an administrator at Gallaudet University. However, in his 40s traumatic childhood memories triggered a mental health crisis and an extended period of recovery. In the years that followed, he chose a new path as a trauma therapist and trainer after earning a counseling degree and trainer certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Eye...

#828 Researcher and author Michael Jawer on Emotion and Thick or Thin Personal Boundaries

Michael Jawer is a Washington, DC-based writer, speaker and researcher. His focus is the nexus of personality development, body/mind, emotion, and spirituality. Jawer is the author of 3 books: Sensitive Soul (Park Street Press, 2021), Your Emotional Type (Healing Arts Press, 2011), and The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion (Park Street Press, 2009) – the latter two coauthored with Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD. His papers have appeared in Frontiers in Psychology-Consciousness Research, Journal of...

#827 Philosopher Tim Shaw PhD on Trauma and Moral Injury

Dr. Shaw has undertaken a lot of research on moral injury, which is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct. Most research to understand moral injury has been with military Service Members and Veterans, as the nature of war and combat create situations where people may have experiences that contradict the values they live by in civilian...

#826 Physicist Suzie Sheehy PhD on How Physics Is Really Done

DR. SUZIE SHEEHY is a physicist, science communicator and academic who divides her time between research groups at the University of Oxford and University of Melbourne. She is currently focused on developing new particle accelerators for applications in medicine. Her 2023 book The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics and Improbable Experiments Changed The World is her first book.

#825 Andre Solo on The Hidden Power of The Highly Sensitive Person

Andre Sólo is the force behind Sensitive Refuge, the world’s largest website for sensitive people, and the author of Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World. An author, researcher, and speaker, Sólo serves as editor-in-chief of Sensitive Refuge and Chief Make-It-Happen Officer of Introvert, Dear. A highly sensitive person himself, for much of his life he thought he had to hide it, before coming to understand it is one of humanity’s most...

#824 UK Music Therapist Amanda Thorpe on The State of The Art

Amanda Thorpe M.A. is a registered music therapist in the UK. She also has an extensive career as a songwriter, performer, and recording artist, as well as a community musician and special needs tutor, using song to facilitate wellbeing and cognitive functioning for over 20 years. She has worked in a range of corporate, clinical and community settings, on both an individual and group basis. Her current work is with both children and adults in the fields of Acquired Brain Injury, Early...

#823 Sex Therapist Tom Murray PhD on Making Nice with Naughty

Dr. Tom Murray, an international trainer, educator, and couples and sex therapist, is a widely sought-after expert in sexuality and intimate relationships. He authored the 2022 book, Making Nice with Naughty: An intimacy guide for the rule-following, organized, perfectionist, practical, and color within the line types. For 20+ years, Murray has worked with everyday folks to embrace their weirdness, shed labels and shame, lean into anxiety, and build better and stronger relationships....

#821 Dan Siegel MD on The Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and...

#821 Isabella Clarke Speaking with Stoic Philosopher Prof. Massimo Pigliucci on the quest for good leaders

Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the nature of pseudoscience, and practical philosophies like Stoicism and New Skepticism. Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental...