#566 Celebrating Shrink Rap Radio’s 12th Birthday with Jerry Trumbule

Gerald (Jerry) Trumbule, B.S. Univ. of Md. 1965, M.S. Univ. of Pa., 1970, has been a neuropsychological researcher (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and NASA, Univ. of Md.) and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Toronto, 1970. Disgusted with academia, he moved to Denver in 1971 where he founded Sebastian High School, a grade-less experiential learning center, founded the Western States Film Institute, with two winners of the Student Academy Awards, and, in 1980, founded Denver’s first computer training center (ECC). Now retired and living in obscurity, he is a videographer and blogger (DenverDirect.tv), where he expounds on local politics and pollution, including the legalization of marijuana in that state. He continues his life-long interest in the workings of the human brain, exploring his own brain through hypnagogia and REM sleep, and hopes someday to upload the contents of his brain directly to the internet. Jerry is a return guest and can also be heard on Shrink Rap Radio episodes #280, #266, #262, #259, #257, #172, #167, #161, #155, #149, #143, #136, #130, #128, #126, #124, #122, #100, #4, and #3. Read More »


#565 Neil D. Brown on Coping with Parental Burnout

Neil D. Brown, LCSW, is a master psychotherapist who has worked with families, couples, and individuals for more than thirty years. Deeply steeped in the theory and practice of family therapy, Brown uses a systemic approach that allows him to understand the system, or context, in which problems are both formed and are healed. This approach has revealed a simple yet profound method of empowering parents and their adolescent youth to put an end to destructive control battles for good. Brown is a trainer of parents and mental health professionals. Additionally, Brown works in industry with teams and work groups to increase organizational effectiveness.

Brown’s first book, Ending the Parent-Teen Control battle was published by New Harbinger Publications. Read More »


Preview of #565 with Neil Brown on Coping with Parental Burnout

Today my guest is Neil D. Brown L.C.S.W. , psychotherapist and author of the 2016 book, Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle. I interview him about that book back on #516. Today, we’ll be discussing the challenges of parental burnout.

#564 – The New Mind Body Science of Depression with Charles Raison MD

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. He also serves as Director of Clinical and Translational Research for Usona Institute, as Interim Director of Research in Spiritual Health for Emory University Healthcare and as the Founding Director of the Center for Compassion Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions, as well as for his work examining the physical and behavioral effects of compassion training. Dr. Raison received the Raymond Pearl Memorial Award from the Human Biology Association “in recognition of his contributions to our understanding of evolutionary biocultural origins of mental health and illness”. Dr. Raison’s book “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression” was published by W.W. Norton in 2017. In addition to these activities, Dr. Raison serves as the mental health expert for CNN.com. Read More »


Video Preview of #564 The New Mind Body Science of Depression with Charles Raison MD

This is a preview of my interview with Charles Raison MD Psychiatrist, researcher, and author of the 2017 book “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression”.

#563 – Psychoanalysis in Tehran with Dr. Gohar Homayounpour

Dr. Gohar Homayounpour was born in Paris to Iranian parents, she was educated in Canada and the United States. She now lives and works in Tehran. Dr. Homayounpour is an author and a Psychoanalyst who belongs to the International Psychoanalytic association, American psychoanalytic association, and the National Association for the advancement of psychoanalysis.

She is Training and supervising psychoanalyst of the Freudian Group of Tehran, where she is founder and director. In addition, Dr. Homayounpour has published various psychoanalytic articles, including in the International and Canadian journal of psychoanalysis. 
Her book “Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran”, the MIT Press August 2012, won the Gradiva award and it has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Turkish.
Dr. Homayounpour is a member of the scientific board at the Freud museum in Vienna as well as a member of the IPA group Geographies of Psychoanalysis.
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#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 »


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 »


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.