#413 – The Unification of Clinical Science and Psychotherapy with Jeffrey Magnavita PhD

Jeffrey Magnavita

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP is a leading psychologist, psychotherapist and clinical theorist, who has been practicing psychotherapy for three decades. He is the author and editor of seven professional books on psychotherapy, personality theory, and the treatment of personality disorders. Dr. Magnavita has received numerous awards for his work including the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Independent or Institutional Practice in the Private Sector. He has been featured in two APA videotapes demonstrating his unifiying approach to psychotherapy. He served as the President of the Division of Psychotherapy of APA in 2010 and is the producer of the video series Psychotherapists Face-to-Face .
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#412 – Meister Eckart, Mystic Warrior for Our Time with Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox was a member of the Dominican order for thirty-four years. He holds a doctorate (received summa cum laude) in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. Seeking to establish a pedagogy that was friendly to learning spirituality, he established the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality, which operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago and twelve years at Holy Names College in Oakland, California. For ten of those years at Holy Names College, Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI), as the Catholic Church’s chief inquisitor and head of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith, tried to shut the program down. Ratzinger silenced Fox for one year in 1988 and forced him to step down as director. Three years later he expelled Fox from the order and the program was aborted. Rather than disband his amazing ecumenical faculty, Fox started the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, where he was president for nine years.
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#411 – Mindfulness and Resilience with Linda Graham MFT

Linda Graham

Linda Graham MFT is a psychotherapist in full-time private practice in Corte Madera and a long-time practitioner of vipassana meditation. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her nationwide trainings and in her local Deepening Joy and Mindful Self-Compassion groups. She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, which won the 2013 Better Books for a Better Life award and the 2014 Better Books for a Better World award. Linda publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness, and weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience, archived at www.lindagraham-mft.net.
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#410 – A Research-Based View of Mindfulness & Health with Ellen Langer PhD

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Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and her most recent book, Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her recently published book, the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, is an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation.
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#409 – A Gestalt Therapist Reflects on Mindfulness with Declan Aherne PhD

Declan Aherne

Declan Aherne, Ph.D. describes his background as follows: “I am a clinical psychologist and gestalt psychotherapist.  I am the longest serving student counsellor in Ireland, working at the university of Limerick as Head of Services for 28 years.  I am also Director of Oakwood, a private psychotherapy practice, the largest of its kind in Ireland.  I have in the past publications in the area of stress and suicide.  More recently my interests have been in primary mental health care service delivery and the over-prescribing of medication within this context.  I presented a paper on this topic in the European parliament three years ago and last year hosted an international conference on the demedicalisation of primary mental health care, at which Jeffrey Magnavita was a keynote speaker amongst others. 
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#408 – The New Science of Physical Intelligence with Thalma Lobel PhD

Thalma Lobel

Thalma Lobel, Ph.D. is the author of the 2014 book Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence. Dr. Lobel is an internationally recognized psychologist and a professor at the School of Psychological Science at Tel Aviv University, where she is director of the child development center. She was the chairperson of the school of psychological sciences and a member of the executive board of the university. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Tufts, the University of California San Diego, and New York University. She divides her time between Tel Aviv and Southern California.
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#407 – Mindfulness as An Antidote for The Busy-ness Epidemic with Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. In her career, she has written about, among other subjects, politics, culture, the military, science, the environment, work-life issues, gender and poverty. She was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Tom Bowman, military affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, and their two children, Liam and Tessa.
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#406 – Listening to Your Gut with James Greenblatt MD

James Greenblatt

James M. Greenblatt, MD, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.

His books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution, draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has led to numerous interviews by the media on television as well as in written articles for consumer audiences. Read More »

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#405 – Developing Dreamwork Skills with Clara Hill PhD

Clara Hill

Clara E. Hill earned her Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University in 1974. She started her career in 1974 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland and is currently still there as a Professor. She has been President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Co-Editor of Psychotherapy Research. Awards include the Leona Tyler Award (Society of Counseling Psychology), the Distinguished Psychologist Award (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), the Distinguished Research Career Award (Society for Psychotherapy Research), and the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award (Section on Counseling and Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research, Society for Counseling Psychology). Her major research interests are helping skills, psychotherapy process and outcome, training therapists, dream work, and qualitative research. She has published 187 journal articles, 67 chapters in books, and 11 books (including Helping Skills, Dream Work in Therapy, Insight in Psychotherapy, Transformation in Psychotherapy, and Consensual Qualitative Research). She is married, with two children and one grandchild.
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#404 – The Erosion of Privacy on The Social Web with Jennifer Golbeck PhD

Jennifer Golbeck

Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and an
Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media. This includes building models of social relationships, particularly trust, as
well as user preferences and attributes, and using the results to design
and build systems that improve the way people interact with information
online.

Here are links to some of the Internet resources we mentioned during the interview:
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