#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 »


#567 Tea With Winnicott with Professor Brett Kahr


Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London. He is a Consultant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy in London, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, as well as Consultant in Psychology to The Bowlby Centre.

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#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.