#465 – Unbinding The Heart with Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her most recent book,Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares her life’s adventures and experiences, and the wisdom she has gained from them, as well as the values her extraordinary mother instilled in her and her sister, Arianna Huffington. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and then moved on to receive her masters in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Read More »


#464 – Gender-Responsive Circles for Teens with Beth Hossfeld and Kelli Finley

Elizabeth HossfeldKelli Finley

Beth Hossfeld, M.S., LMFT, is Co-founder and Consultant at One Circle Foundation, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Mill Valley, CA since 1987. Her career emphasis has been promoting healthy relationships for children, adolescents and families. She served as clinical director for a community based organization providing school-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for K -12th graders.

Kelli Finley, M.S., is the Development Director of One Circle Foundation where she supports the expanding reach of Girls Circle, The Council for Boys and Young Men, and Women’s Circle in the Bay Area and across the country. Prior to her work at One Circle, Kelli developed and ran a first-of-its-kind therapeutic program within the San Francisco County jails for children who have a parent that is incarcerated. Kelli holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy.
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#463 – The Feeling Brain with Elizabeth Johnston PhD

Elizabeth Johnston

Elizabeth Johnston PhD has an undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Andrews University, Scotland, and a doctorate in visual neuroscience from Oxford University, England. She did postdoctoral work at the Center for Neural Science, NYU before joining the psychology faculty at Sarah Lawrence in 1992. Her previous publications have been in the areas of visual neuroscience and history of psychology. Read More »


#462 – Carl Jung and Erich Neumann with Jungian Analyst Nancy Furlotti PhD

Nancy Furlotti

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. She is a past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Dr. Swift Furlotti trained at the Los Angeles Institute while also participating in the von Franz Centre for Depth Psychology in Switzerland. She is a faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and teaches and lectures in the US and internationally. Her articles ‘The Archetypal drama in Puccini’s Madam Butterfly’ and ‘Tracing a Red Thread: Synchronicity and Jung’s Red Book’ have recently been published in Psychological Perspectives. She also has a chapter, ‘Angels and Idols: Los Angeles, A City of Contrasts’ in Tom Singer’s (ed.) book, Psyche and the City: A Soul’s Guide to the Modern Metropolis. Her recent book edited with Dr. Erel Shalit is titled, The Dream and its Amplification. Her article on the Jung-Neumann correspondence is included in the soon to be published book, Turbulent Times, Creative Minds: Erich Neumann and C. G Jung in Relationship.
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#461 – Strategies for Getting Therapy Clients Unstuck with Courtney Armstrong

Courtney Armstrong

COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor specializing in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she has helped thousands of clients overcome trauma, grief and anxiety, and experience deep personal transformation. She also offers face-to-face and online training to mental health professionals and coaches, showing them how to help clients clear underlying emotional blocks that may be affecting their health, their relationships and their lives in general. Her professional expertise has made her a much sought-after media guest, and has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR and on networks in Europe, Asia and Australia. Courtney is a regular contributor to Psychotherapy Networker, The Neuropsychotherapist and many others, and is author of Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011) and her latest book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck (2015). Read More »


#460 – Creating Health with Holistic Psychiatrist Robert Hedaya MD


Robert J. Hedaya, MD, DFAPA is the founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry in Chevy Chase , Maryland. Dr Hedaya believes that better mental and physical health can be achieved with less medication by correcting bodily systems and getting to the roots of ill health. Using traditional and integrative approaches, Dr Hedaya assesses digestion,, nutrition, immune function, inflammation, detoxifiction, oxidative stress, hormones and genetics in every person he evaluates. Although he is a certified psychopharmacologist, through this method Dr Hedaya has found that his patients can achieve better physical and mental health, with less medication.
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#459 – Reaching Through The Resistance in Psychotherapy with Allan Abbass MD

Alan Abbass

Allan Abbass M.D. is professor, psychiatrist, and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He published his first book, Reaching through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Skills, in 2015.

His clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). His work centers on the use of emotion-focused psychotherapy to heal medically unexplained physical symptoms. In addition, he has developed psychotherapy training programs in ISTDP. He has also published clinical trials on the effectiveness of ISTDP and meta-analyses on the effectiveness of ISTDP.

Dr. Abbass is an Elected Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Education Award for Excellence in Education. In 2013, he received the Douglas Utting Award in Montreal, Canada, in the “Canadian Providing Outstanding Contributions” category, for the recognition and treatment of depression.

Dr. Abbass has also published on the use of videotape and videoconference for training in short term psychotherapy and has facilitated the development of ISTDP training programs internationally.

He is an advisory board member on the American Psychological Association’s Unified Psychotherapy project, and is on the scientific committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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#458 – A Psychologist Trains Coaching Specialists with Sharon Livingston PhD


Sharon Livingston,PhD: President and Co-Founder of the Academy. Dr. Sharon Livingston earned her Ph.D. (in humanistic psychology from Kennedy Western University) in the mid 90s based upon predictive research into facial picture sorting. She’s since become one of the world’s foremost specialists in consumer psychology, group techniques, and finding the “Emotionally Unique Selling Proposition” for any market. Sharon’s the woman many billion dollar companies (like Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Lipton, Kraft, Hallmark, JC Penney’s, and many others – click for full list) bring in to find out what’s deep inside their prospects’ minds, often before an idea for a product or service even exists. She’s also interviewed over 60,000 people about their emotional response to advertising, developed her own highly successful training program in group dynamics, maintains a small, private coaching practice just north of Boston.
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#457 – A Proactive Approach to Stress with Kristen Lee Costa EdD

Kristen Costa

Kristen Lee Costa, Ed.D, is an award-winning professor of behavioral science at Northeastern University in Boston, where her research and teaching interests include individual and organizational wellbeing and resilience, particularly for underserved and marginalized populations. Dr. Kris operates a clinical and consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress.

Dr. Kris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker known for her advocacy in promoting increased mental health integration in social policies and institutions to facilitate access and improved health outcomes in the U.S. and across the globe. She has served at as a U.S. federal grant reviewer for the Departments of Minority Affairs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and Health and Human Services.
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#456 – The Nature and Nurture of Passion with Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and the bestseller Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—-rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group. He is also the former “behavioral specialist” at USA Today and a regular blogger for Psychology Today.
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