#483 – An Insider’s Experience of Psychosis with Shannon Love

Shannon Love

Shannon Love began life in rural Alabama as a seemingly stable and content youngster. After marrying her childhood sweetheart she continued on this path of fulfillment, expanding her household to five members and thoroughly enjoying a nomadic and international lifestyle. Three countries and five states later she suffered a psychotic break, forcing her into yet another world – that of mental illness.

Repatriated to the U.S., Shannon now resides in Houston where she hangs her many hats. As a mom and wife, she adores her husband, two sons, and daughter. As a regular gal, she looks forward to lunch dates with her girlfriends, and as a creative thinker, when she’s not writing, she enjoys dabbling in watercolors, acrylics, and clay. Confessing her inadequacies, she professes that her words paint a far better picture than does her brush. With that said, she also admits to singing in the shower, although she’s known to be tone-deaf.
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#482 – Observing The Anniversary of Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams with Leon Hoffman MD

Leon Hoffman

Leon Hoffman MD is a Psychiatrist and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Training and Supervising Analyst in adult, child, and adolescent analysis, Director of the Pacella Parent Child Center and co-Director, Pacella Research Center at NYPSI (New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute); faculty at the Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai; Chief Psychiatrist, West End Day School in NYC; Co-Chair, Committee on Research education (CORE) of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has long experience in the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Over the last 15-20 years he has become very active in the systematic empirical study of basic psychological constructs as well as the systematic empirical study of psychological treatments, especially with children. The development of the Manual for Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C), co-written with Timothy Rice and with Tracy Prout, presents, in a systematic fashion, his long clinical experience approaching children and their families with difficult problems.
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#481 – The Before and After of Couples Therapy with Marni Feuerman LCSW

Marni Feuerman

Marni Feuerman LCSW LMFT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida. She has a Master of Social Work from Barry University in Miami and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. Marni specializes in couples therapy and relationship issues. She has clinical training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Discernment Counseling for mixed agenda couples. Marni is the current marriage expert and content writer for the website About.com. She also writes for the website www.YourTango.com and Dr. Oz’s website www.Sharecare.com. Marni is a frequently quoted expert in the media on issues related to marriage, relationships, couples and love.
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#480 – Why Therapy Works with Louis Cozolino PhD


Dr. Louis Cozolino has diverse clinical and research interests and hold degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology. His interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience with psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. He is the author of seven books The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Social Neuroscience of Education, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Healthy Aging Brain, Attachment-Based Teaching, The Making of a Therapist, and Why Therapy Works. He has also authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, education, language and cognition. Dr. Cozolino lectures around the world on brain development, evolution, and psychotherapy and maintains and clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles. Read More »


#479 – How to Get The Most Out of Psychotherapy with Gary Trosclair LCSW

Gary Trosclair

While Jungian Analyst Gary Gary Trosclair was fascinated by psychology in his early teens, he first pursued a career in music. He earned a doctorate in music and performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. But the pull to explore psyche drew him back to graduate school for a masters in social work from New York University, and then on to the Jung Institute of New York, where he qualified as a Jungian analyst.

He now has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in New York City and Westchester County, New York. He has served as Director of Training at the Jung Institute of New York, where he continues to teach clinical courses. With twenty-five years’ experience practicing and teaching in the field, he draws on a wide range of models to develop a comprehensive and flexible approach to human growth and healing. Through his blogging for Huffington Post and public speaking he bridges the gap between psychological theory and those who seek to use it to achieve change in their lives. Read More »


#478 – Opening to Spirit Mediumship with Suzanne Maiden M.A.

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Suzanne Maiden, M.A. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. She earned an M.A. in Counseling, with an emphasis in Depth Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Her clinical experience encompasses Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, ‘cutting’, eating disorders, substance abuse, and grief. She blends Jungian techniques like dream analysis and Sandplay with Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Suzanne was the first therapist in the U.S. to develop and facilitate Dream Directions Group, a federally funded program to assist drug addicts in recovery. Suzanne is published, presents to various organizations and has taught continuing education units for fellow professionals.

Suzanne previously served 4 years active-duty in the U.S. Air Force where she met her husband, Robin Maiden. Together they have one teenage son. Her proudest professional accomplishment is the sacred space they created: Serenity House, Senoia, LLC. Serenity House, c. 1840, is a fully renovated space that offers alternative treatments to help people heal from trauma. Suzanne is a member of the NBCC, National Board Certified Counselors, and the LPCA, Licensed Professional Counselors Association.
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#477 – Liberation Psychology and The Resilience of Indigenous Peoples with David Walker PhD

David Walker

David Edward Walker, PhD, is a psychologist, researcher, writer, and musician. He’s consulted for 15 years with the 14 Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama Nation. His debut indie novel about a strong-hearted Yakama Indian teen and her curmudgeon psychologist, Tessa’s Dance, garnered a medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for multicultural fiction, while its sequel, Signal Peak, won a 2013 Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Award and was finalist in the 2014 Nancy Pearl Literary Awards. His research aims to expose the Western mental health movement’s historical and contemporary complicity in the oppression of indigenous people. He shared a 2006 Special Educational Needs Academic Book Award with other contributors to Critical New Perspectives on ADHD (Routledge) for his chapter, “ADHD as the new ‘feeblemindedness’ of American Indian Children,” and has also written for Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry, International Journal of Critical Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Psychology. He’s also worked as a diversity trainer and has served on faculties for Washington School of Professional Psychology, Heritage University, Oakland University, Wayne State University Medical School, and University of Detroit-Mercy. Dr. Walker is a continuing member of the board of directors of Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in Seattle. His website is www.tessasdance.com.
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#476 – Shadow, Sex, and West African Spirituality with Marsha Scarbrough

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Marsha Scarbrough, author of Honey in the River: Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality, is a freelance journalist, who has had over 75 articles published in national magazines. Her first book, Medicine Dance: One woman’s healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts, was honored with several awards. Marsha spent 17 years scheduling, planning and running the sets of major feature films, prime time television series as an Assistant Director in Hollywood. Along the way, Marsha traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movement guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubota, participated in Native American healing ceremonies and produced workshops for a Nigerian master drummer. In 2006, Marsha moved from her native Los Angeles to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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#475 – The Social and Psychological Impact of AI and Robotics with John Markoff

John Markoff

John Markoff, is a Pulitzer prize winning New York Times science writer and author of the 2015 book, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. According to Wikipedia, John Markoff was born in Oakland, California and grew up in Palo Alto, California. He graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, with a BA in Sociology in 1971. Additionally he received a MA in sociology from the University of Oregon in 1976. After leaving graduate school, he returned to California where he began writing for Pacific News Service, an alternative news syndicate based in San Francisco. He freelanced for a number of publications including The Nation, Mother Jones and Saturday Review. In 1981 he became part of the original staff of the computer industry weekly InfoWorld. In 1984 he became an editor at Byte Magazine and in 1985 he left to become a reporter in the business section of the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote about Silicon Valley. In 1988 he moved to New York to write for the business section of the New York Times.
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#474 – Dreams and Awareness Practices with Jungian Therapist Machiel Klerk M.A.

Machiel Klerk

Machiel Klerk M.A. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a private practice in Salt Lake City. He has studied close to 20 years Jungian Psychology, depth psychology and dreams. He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Machiel developed his own style of working with dreams, which he coined Dream Dialogue.

Machiel has published articles, and gives workshops and lectures on dreams in Europe, Africa and North America. Dreams are very important to him, and Machiel founded based on a dream six years ago the Jung Society of Utah. The society is now attracting 250 people attending per event. Four years ago he started the online educational depth psychology organization the Jung Platform.

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