#511 – The Primal Scream Revisited with Drs. Arthur and France Janov

Arthur and France Janov

Dr. Arthur Janov is one of the world’s leading psychologists and author of 12 books, including the international bestseller, The Primal Scream and his newest book, Primal Healing, published in November 2006. He is the Founder and Director of the Primal Center in Santa Monica, California. He has been elected to the Academic Hall of Fame of Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Janov received his B.A. and M.S.W. in psychiatric social work from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Ph.D. in psychology from Claremont Graduate School. Before turning to Primal Therapy, he practiced conventional psychotherapy in his native California. He did an internship at the Hacker Psychiatric Clinic in Beverly Hills, worked for the Veterans’ Administration at Brentwood Neuro-psychiatric Hospital and was in private practice for 1952 till 1967. He was also on the staff of the Psychiatric Department at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital where he was involved in developing their psychosomatic unit.

The course of Dr. Janov’s professional life changed in a single day in the mid-1960’s with the discovery of Primal Pain. During a therapy session, he heard (as he describes it), “an eerie scream welling up from the depths of a young man who was lying on the floor”. He came to believe that this scream was the product of some unconscious, intangible wound that the patient was unable to resolve. Since then, Dr. Janov has devoted his professional life to the investigation of that underlying pain and the development of a precise, scientific therapy that could mitigate its lifelong effects. Read More »

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#510 – Overcoming Destructive Anger with Bernard Golden PhD

Bernard Golden

Bernard Golden, PhD, the founder of Anger Management Education in Chicago, has been a practicing psychologist for almost forty years. He has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, private practice groups and individual practice. Dr. Golden specializes in working with individuals on anger management issues, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques and practices in compassion and self-compassion.

Dr. Golden is the author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work (John Hopkins University Press, 2016), a new release that teaches readers to recognize, sit with, and move beyond the triggers that cause destructive anger. He is also the author of Unlock Your Creative Genius (Prometheus Books, 2007) and Healthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Anger (Oxford University Press; 2002), and the co-author of (with Dr. Jan Fawcett and Nancy Rosenfeld) New Hope For People With Bipolar Disorder (Three Rivers Press/Random House, 2002, 2007 (2nd. Ed.). He has also co-authored The Bipolar Relationship (Adams Media, 2009) with Jon Bloch and Nancy Rosenfeld.

Dr. Golden was an Associate Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago for twelve years prior to expanding his practice to full-time in 2002.
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#509 – The Naturopathic Approach to Psychiatric Problems with Jennifer Bahr ND

Jennifer Bahr

Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in San Diego, CA. She is an expert in natural medicine for the treatment of mental health conditions. She has particular interest mood disorders and child/adolescent mental and behavioral health. She is also adjunct faculty at Bastyr University California, the President of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, and the Vice President of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Bahr received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she focused her clinical studies on homeopathy, nutrition, mental health, and pediatrics. She lectures extensively on integrative and naturopathic therapies for treating mental illness for both physicians and the general public. She authored a chapter on integrative medicine for the International Bipolar Foundation book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder. She is the founder of Resilience Naturopathic, a center focused on delivering the best of integrative mental healthcare, and the CEO of Natural Mental Health Supplements. Dr. Bahr is truly committed to changing the way mental healthcare is delivered in America. Read More »

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Video Preview of #509 on Naturopathy with Jennifer Bahr ND

Jennifer Bahr ND is President elect of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and an expert in natural medicine for the treatment of mental health conditions, with a particular interest in mood disorders and child/adolescent behavioral issues.

#508 – The Breakout: A Rock Opera Film on Cutting with Chris Edgar

Chris Edgar

Writer and composer Chris Edgar has written music for film, theater, TV, digital series, commercials and more. Chris has worked on award-winning films, including his animated musical Steve’s Quest, which won numerous awards including the International Academy of Web Television’s Best Animated Series Award and the Best Original Score Award at the Hollyweb festival. Also a songwriter and drummer himself, Edgar has toured around the world and written with signed recording artists. Edgar aims to bring together the musical theater genre with film and animation in new, unique and entertaining ways. Read More »

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Video Preview of #508 on The Breakout: A Rock Opera with Chris Edger

My guest will be award-winning writer and composer, Chris Edgar, who has written music for film, theater, TV, digital series, commercials and more. We’ll be discussing his work on the upcoming film “The Breakout: A Rock Opera.”

#507 – Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life with Mary Harrell PhD

Mary Harrell

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Mary H. Harrell, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., is the author of a new book, Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life: Stories from the World Between Matter and Mind. It comes as a result of research, personal experience, and professional accomplishments in the area of Jungian-oriented psychotherapy.

Dr. Harrell, a licensed psychologist, earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and her M.Ed. in developmental reading from University of Delaware. She is Associate Professor Emeritus at State University of New York at Oswego, Curriculum and Instruction Department School of Education. As an Associate Professor Dr. Harrell served as Professional Development Schools (PDS) Specialist, which allowed her to partner with administrators and teachers in Oswego County, New York, building bridges between the university and the public schools for richer learning experiences for education candidates, as well as k-12 students. Read More »

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Video Preview of #507 with Jungian Mary Harrell PhD

This is a preview of my next interview with Mary Harrell PhD on her book Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life. You can also find the full video in my Youtube site: search for shrinkrapradio1 on Youtube for all my videos.

#506 – Exploring The Medicinal and Spiritual Potential of Marijuana with Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris

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Barbara Harris is a consciousness researcher, therapist and author and co-author of 10 books on healing from repeated trauma, the emotional needs of critical care patients and integrating spiritual experiences. She is a near-death experiencer and spent six years at the University of Connecticut Medical School researching the after effects of near-death experiences and other spiritual awakenings. She taught about these after effects for 12 years at Rutgers University’s Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, calling her classes “When the 12th Step Happens First.” She is in private practice in Atlanta Georgia doing individual and group psychotherapy with people who were repeatedly traumatized as children. Read More »

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Video Preview of #506 on Medicinal Marijuana with Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris is a consciousness researcher, therapist and author and co-author of 10 books on healing from repeated trauma, the emotional needs of critical care patients and integrating spiritual experiences. She is a near-death experiencer and spent six years at the University of Connecticut Medical School researching the after effects of near-death experiences and other spiritual awakenings.