#524 – The Rise of Online Counseling and Therapy with Clay Cockrell LCSW


Clay Cockrell, LCSW is a therapist based in New York City and is the founder of several counseling oriented endeavors.

Most recently he is the founder of Onlinecounseling.com – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist that will best meet their needs. The site also works through their educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner. A majority of proceeds from the site are donated to non-profit arts.

Clay started his career as the creator of Walk and Talk Therapy (www.walkandtalk.com). Instead of meeting in a traditional office, he conducts counseling sessions while walking through Central Park in NY. He has found that movement when associated with therapy is incredibly effective in allowing the healing and growth process that is so critical to the therapeutic journey. He consults with therapists all over the world to bring this innovative approach to their own practices.

Six years ago, Clay began his journey into the online world by the creation of Online Marital Counseling (www.maritalcounseling.com) He works with couples all over the world via online counseling to improve and / or salvage their broken relationships. It is incredibly valuable when the couple is living apart or having scheduling issues that prevent them from engaging in traditional couples counseling.

Originally from Kentucky, Clay moved to New York City with his wife in 1997. He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and National Public Radio as well as in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and The Times of London. Most recently he was featured on CBS’s “The Doctor’s”.

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Video Preview of #524 – The Rise of Online Counseling and Therapy with Clay Cockrell LCSW

My guest is Clay Cockrell LCSW, founder of the online counseling directory and host of the online counseling podcast.
We’ll be discussing we’ll be discussing the current status of online counseling and psychotherapy, as well as its future.

Full video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#523 – Imaginary Conversations with Freud with Steven B. Sandler MD


Dr. Steven B. Sandler is a psychiatrist at Albany Medical Center in upstate New York, where he specializes in the field of individual psychotherapy. For the past twenty-five years, he has been practicing and teaching an approach called Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. He received his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed residencies at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse (pediatrics) and Albany Medical Center (psychiatry). He is the author of Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works. Read More »


Video preview of #523 – Imaginary Conversations with Freud with Steven B. Sandler MD

Today my guest is psychiatrist Steven B. Sandler MD. We’ll be discussing his 2016 book, Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works.

For more information about Dr. Steven Sandler. The video of the full interview can be found at http://www.youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#522 – Saving Psychotherapy from The Brink with Ben Caldwell PsyD

Ben Caldwell

Benjamin E. Caldwell is a Los Angeles-based family therapist (CA license #42723) with expertise in ethics and advocacy issues. He is the featured speaker for the Networking Luncheon at the 2016 AAMFT Annual Conference in Indianapolis, where he will be discussing his book Saving Psychotherapy. Dr. Caldwell teaches for graduate programs at California State University Northridge and the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. His research has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Journal of Family Therapy, and the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, among others. He is the author of Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, a textbook used at graduate programs around the state and by clinicians as a desk reference. The fourth edition of Basics is scheduled for release in early 2017.

Dr. Caldwell currently serves as chair for the Legislative and Advocacy Committee of the AAMFT California Division. In this role, he was instrumental in the development and language of California’s first-in-the nation ban on reparative therapy for minors. For this work, he received the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013.
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#521 – Narcissism in The Era of Donald Trump with Psychiatrist Lenonard Cruz, MD

Leonard Cruz

Len Cruz MD is the co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center, the Editor-in-Chief of Chiron Publications, and a contributor to A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice since 1981. He attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency training at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine where he also served as Chief Resident. He co-authored DSM-5 Insanely Simplified, he is a contributor to the forthcoming book, The Unconscious Roots of Creativity, edited by Dr. Kathryn Madden. He is married to Dr. Vicky Scott, a board-certified gynecologist who is board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. They have two young adult daughters. Len is an avid reader, he enjoys writing short fiction, and he is presently working on a non-fiction book about capitalism, globalization, environmental degradation and the oppression of poor and indigenous people. Read More »


Preview of #521 – Narcissism in The Era of Donald Trump with Psychiatrist Lenonard Cruz, MD

Today my guest is psychiatrist Dr. Len Cruz. He is co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center, the Editor-in-Chief of Chiron Publications, and co-edited the 2016 book A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump. You can find the full video of the interview at youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#520 – Life Reimagined at Midlife with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Haggerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the New York Times bestselling author of Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife (Riverhead Books, 2016) and Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality (Riverhead, 2009). Her six-part series on how to thrive at midlife aired on NPR in March 2016.

Barb worked for NPR for 19 years, covering law and religion. She has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award (twice), the National Headliners Award, and the Religion Newswriters Association award for radio reporting. Her reporting was part of the NPR coverage that earned the network the 2001 George Foster Peabody and Overseas Press Club awards after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. She has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, and The Independent (UK) and she has appeared on the Today Show and PBS programs Washington Week in Review and the NewsHour. She was selected for the Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship in Science and Religion in 2005, and for a one-year Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School in 1993-94, where she received a masters in legal studies.

Before NPR, Barb covered law and economics for The Christian Science Monitor, before serving as the Monitor’s Asia correspondent based in Japan. Barb was graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1981. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Devin, and their yellow lab, Sandra Day.
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Preview of #520 with Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Mid-Life Reimagined

Today my guest is longtime National Public Radio journalist, Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Among her many accomplishments, she is the author of several books including, the 2016 book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, which will be the focus of our discussion today.

For more information about Barbara Bradley Hagerty please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com and you can find the full length video at www.youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#519 – The Power Paradox with Dacher Keltner PhD

Dacher Keltner 2

I was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. My mother, a literature professor, and father, an artist, raised my brother and me in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s, where those North Hollywood hills were filled with revolution. When my mom secured her first job as a professor in 1970, we moved to a conservative town in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada (in my 7th grade social studies class, I represented the North’s side in a debate about the Civil war, and was declared the loser by my teacher from Tennessee). I received my BA from UC Santa Barbara in 1984 and PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University in 1989. After a post-doc at UCSF with Paul Ekman, in 1992 I landed my first academic job, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then returned to Berkeley’s Psychology Department in 1996, where I am now a full professor, and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center (greatergood.berkeley.edu).

My research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. I am the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and most recently, in May 2016, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. I have published over 190 scientific articles, and written for the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, SLATE, and Utne Reader, and received numerous national prizes and grants for his research. My research has been covered hundreds of times, including in TIME, Newsweek, the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, NPR, The Wallstreet Journal, and in many other outlets.
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