#576 –Love, Greed, and Trance with Adam Crabtree

Adam Crabtree is a founding faculty member of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, where he is a lecturer, seminar leader, psychotherapy group facilitator, and psychotherapy practice supervisor.

His first book, published in 1985, is titled Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality. He has written books on hypnosis, trance states in everyday life, and dissociation, pathological and normal. He has published an annotated bibliography Animal Magnetism, Early Hypnotism, and Psychical Research from 1766 to 1920: An Annotated Bibliography (1988). He has written several books on the history of psychodynamic psychology in the West, most notably From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing (1993). He has written about the history of hypnosis and advocates a the redefinition and resituating of hypnosis, placing it in terms of the broader category of trance, particularly in his book Memoir of a Trance Therapist: Hypnosis and the Evocation of Human Potentials (2014).
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#575 – Breaking Free from Childhood Trauma with Arlene Drake PhD

Dr. Arlene Drake is a pioneer in the field of childhood abuse and trauma recovery. She has long been a passionate crusader for victims’ rights and has been featured in media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, People magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, and ABC World News Tonight. She is a member of both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Clinical Hypnosis Association. Drake lives and works in the Los Angeles area. She is also the author of the 2017 book Carefrontation: Breaking Free from Childhood Trauma. Read More »


#574- The Silent Epidemic of REM Sleep Loss with Rubin Naiman PhD

Rubin Naiman, PhD is a psychologist, clinical assistant professor of medicine and the sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is also director of Circadian Health Associates, an organization that offers sleep related services, training and consultation internationally. For more than a decade, he served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch and Miraval Resorts. Dr. Naiman is a leader in the development of integrative medicine approaches to sleep and dreams, integrating conventional sleep science with depth psychological and spiritual approaches. He is the author of a number of groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Dr. Weil), To Sleep Tonight, The Yoga of Sleep, Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations as well as professional book chapters. Read More »


#573 – A Jungian Confronts Racial and Sexual Injustice in Mississippi with Tony Caldwell

Tony Caldwell, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oxford, Ms. and a Social Work educator at the University of Mississippi. He is a member of the Memphis-Atlanta Jungian Seminar and a candidate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. As a public speaker, human rights activist, project facilitator, town hall moderator, and workshop leader, Tony has partnered with The Human Rights Campaign, the W.W. Kellogg Foundation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Toyota Corporation, and many other organizations. Tony and his colleague, Dr. Jandel Crutchfield, have enjoyed success in their grassroots Together Projects promoting interracial and interfaith dialogue across the state of Mississippi. They are currently co-authoring a chapter for the upcoming book “United We Stand: Spirituality and Community Healing.” Tony loves writing about the intersection of theology, depth psychology, and social justice. Tony is a guest contributor to socialjusticesolutions.org and various other print and online publications. You can find some select writings at www.tonycaldwell.net Read More »


#572 – The Farther Reaches of Consciousness with Ralph Metzner PhD

Ralph Metzner obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University, where he collaborated with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert on psychedelic research. He is the author of more than 100 articles as well as several books, including The Unfolding Self and Green Psychology. He is a psychotherapist in private practice and Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. President and co-founder of the Green Earth Foundation, he lives in Sonoma, California. Read More »


Northern California Wildfires & Shrink Rap Radio

Dear Shrink Rap Radio Listeners,

First of all I want to let you know that 1. there will be no podcast this week and 2. My family and I are fine! We live in Rohnert Park which is about 10 miles south of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California.

The night before last, numerous wildfires broke out in Sonoma and neighboring Napa counties. High winds spread sparks turning these into wildfires. At the moment, none of them are contained. Santa Rosa has lost approximately 1,500 structures, businesses and homes (and whole neighborhoods). This is very shocking. While other areas of California frequently have wildfires, this is a first for this region in 40 years or more. Our neighborhood, so far, is untouched. Several close by were under mandatory evacuation yesterday. My wife and I voluntarily evacuated our house yesterday and spent the day with our daughter and her kids some miles South of here. We decided to come back to our house last night. The air is heavy with smoke and not good for breathing. We are concerned that the winds may whip up again tonight.

I did have this week’s Shrink Rap Radio interview scheduled for yesterday but needed to postpone it.

I fully expect to be back on the air with the show next week.

Unrelated to the fires, I’ve been having big email problems and shrink@shrinkrapradio.com has not worked in the past 5 days or so. If you wish to write, you can use vannuysd@sonoma.edu

Thanks for you r concern and support!

“Dr. Dave” (David Van Nuys, PhD)

#571 – The Dreamlife of Families with Edward Bruce Bynum PhD

Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and former director of the behavioral medicine program at the University of Massachusetts Health Services. The author of several books, including Dark Light Consciousness, he is currently in private practice at the Brain Analysis and Neurodevelopment Center in Hadley, Massachusetts. He is also the author of the recently updated book, The Dreamlife of Families: The Psychospiritual Connection Read More »


570 – Author Judith Newman on To Siri with Love

Judith Newman is the author of To Siri With Love:  A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines.  She writes about entertainment, science, business, beauty, and popular culture for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Prevention, AARP, and National Geographic. As a book reviewer, she writes the column “Help Desk” in   The New York Times Book  Review, and reviews regularly for People.  She is a contributing editor for Allure and Prevention, and has been widely anthologized and won numerous awards for her journalism.

To Siri With Love was inspired by a 2014 article in the New York Times inspired by her autistic son’s relationship with Siri; it became  one of  the most emailed pieces in the newspaper  that year.  She has also co-authored several books, including The Girl:  A Life In The Shadow of Roman Polanski.  Earlier, Miramax published her memoir, You Make Me Feel Like An Unnatural Woman:  Diary of a New (Old) Mother, about becoming a mother late(ish) in life.    She graduated Wesleyan University and has an MA from Columbia’s Literature Department.  She and her husband live in New York City with their twin sons and a lot of chaos.
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#569 Exploring Emotional Transformation Therapy with Steven Vazquez PhD

Steven R. Vazquez, Ph. D. is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas. Dr. Vazquez is the founder of the new psychotherapy method, Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®). Through this method he has innovated breakthroughs in the non-drug treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions, depression, anxiety disorders and couple therapy. He has developed methods for correcting sleep disorders. Dr. Vazquez has also developed breakthroughs in the treatment of chronic physical pain conditions such as low back pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, tempero mandibular joint pain, Morton’s neuroma, arthritis and pain from accidents and injuries. He has developed methods for treating religious and spiritual issues and a technique to facilitate states of extreme wellbeing. Dr. Vazquez is the author of two books, Emotional Transformation Therapy and Accelerated Ecological Psychotherapy as well as Spiritually Transformative Psychotherapy. He has written several professional articles for peer reviewed professional journals. His work has been cited in several books and articles.

Dr. Vazquez has been in private practice for over thirty-eight years in the Texas. He has provided over forty presentations at professional conferences and conducted over a hundred professional trainings. Dr. Vazquez has presented his work in eight different countries and in most U. S. cities. His presentations usually include live demonstrations with volunteers.
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#568 Celebration of Being with Debbie Beauchamp and Gina Holland

Gina Holland has been involved with Celebration of Being since 1999. She jointly holds the vision of COB with Debbie and facilitates the workshops with Debbie. She is a qualified counsellor and has been practicing for over 20 years; her methods and skills are deeply rooted in her own life experience and ongoing personal development.
Debbie Beauchamp has been involved with Celebration of Being since 2003 and facilitates the workshops with Gina. She jointly holds the vision with Gina and management of COB and is passionate about sharing this work with others. She is an accredited counsellor and family constellation facilitator working with individuals, couples and children. She specializes in working with Trauma and its impact on people’s way of being in the world. She is mother to three beautiful daughters and has a wealth of training and life experience to draw on in her work. Read More »