Special Announcement about Shrink Rap Radio #426

My next guest will be Iain Woods, aka “Psychologist,” a London-based music artist whose work focuses on psychological themes. In order to appreciate next week’s interview, it would be good for you to do some homework, i.e. to check out his music video links which I’ve referenced below. You’re in for a ride!


Iain Woods is an artist based in London, England. He studied Fine Art at Warwickshire School of Fine Art and then Brighton School of Art from 2004-2008. Specialising in the study of conceptual art from the 1960’s onwards, his practise involved performance, video, sound-installation and works on paper, but it was always a preoccupation with consciousness, and ideas of the soul that were the mainstay thematically throughout his work. It was during this time that he started to toy with the idea of ‘Pop-Project as Fine-Art’.

Fascinated with the idea of ‘invisible sculpture’, Woods released his first EP (entitled ‘Stanislavsky’) as his final degree show-piece, claiming that he wanted to ‘fill the gallery whilst not presenting any physical object’. A pair of speakers were mounted and played throughout the space as though a radio had been left on. The pop ditties that were heard during that show went on to win Woods the ‘Channel 4 new music award’, and, when asked if he had a live band with which to play a gig in support of that award, Woods lied and said ‘yes’ – thus ‘psychologist’ was born.

Since then he has released the critically acclaimed ‘Waves of OK’ and ‘Propeller’ EPs in 2011, and for the last three years has been working on his debut full-length album, ‘Autophobe LP’, which he describes as ‘A trash-pop romp through an existential crisis’.




I have been recording under the name ‘psychologist’ since I was sixteen. I have always had a deep fascination with the sub-conscious and it’s mysteries.
All of my music and songs are, in one way or another, a study of psychology (and as I got older – I’m now 27 – neurology).

The first is the album teaser, with me posessed by the spirit of CG Jung:


Below is a track called ‘Comes in Waves’ which I released in 2011. I was fascinated at the time with Male Seahorses and their pregnancy. At the same time I
had tentatively begun looking at the brain and became particularly intrigued by the Hippocampus. A few months after I had written this song, I was in Honfleur
in France and there was a cafe called ‘L’Hippocampe’. I asked my friend who I was with why a café was named after a section of the brain and he informed me
that no; indeed the form in the brain we know as the ‘Hippocampus’ was in fact named after a seahorse! In the video, naturally, I am pregnant.


Then after that EP I released another a few months later entitled ‘Propeller’. The lyrics from this song were based on the mid-psychoses rantings of a man
who suffered from schizophrenia. He would write incredibly imaginative stream of consciousness death-threats to the nurses at the mental health daycare
centre where my mum works on the back of old christmas cards whilst in ‘art & crafts’ therapy. I found them one year when I was helping them clear out their
cupboards. In the video I play a soul divided into three, arguing over a nonsensical course of action.




I do hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a very different and fascinating interview! — Dr. Dave

#425 – The Unconscious Impact of Culture on Psyche with Jungian Analyst Samuel Kimbles PhD

Sam Kimbles

Samuel Kimbles Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, training analyst, and member of the
faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a clinical professor (VCF) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010 he served as president of the C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. He has lectured and presented papers on topics related to the theory and practical applications of analytical psychology to professional and lay audiences throughout the United States, Africa, and Europe. He is a clinical consultant and has taught at the San Francisco Jung Institute, colleges, and universities. In addition, he has trained mental health and analytic professionals on working with the unconscious life of groups. His published work on the cultural complex is a significant contribution of the application of analytical psychology to the study of groups and society. His previous book on cultural complexes was with Tom Singer, The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Routledge, 2004).
Read More »


#424 – Being a Brain-Wise Therapist with Bonnie Badenoch PhD

Bonnie Badenoch

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is an in-the-trenches therapist, supervisor, teacher, and author who has spent the last ten years integrating the discoveries of neuroscience into the art of therapy. She co-founded the nonprofit agency, Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind (Portland, OR) in 2008, and was founder and former executive director of Center for Hope and Healing (Irvine, CA) for 17 years. Her work as a therapist has focused on helping trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds reshape their neural landscape to support a life of meaning and resilience. Bonnie currently teaches at Portland State University in the Interpersonal Neurobiology certificate program, and speaks internationally about applying IPNB principles both personally and professionally. She takes particular joy in offering longer-term immersion trainings for therapists and others in the healthcare professions at her home in the Pacific Northwest because these experiences support personal transformation through embodiment of the principles of interpersonal neurobiology. Her conviction that wisdom about the relational brain can transform human experience led to the publication of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology Series in 2008 and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook in 2011. In 2013, she and Susan Gantt co-edited and contributed to a new book, The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process. Therapists are saying that these books fill the gap between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart. Read More »


#423 – Integrating Psychology into Primary Care with Susan H. McDaniel PhD

Susan McDaniel

Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., ABPP is the Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, Director of the Institute for the Family in Psychiatry, Associate Chair of Family Medicine, and Director of the Physician Faculty Communication Coaching Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She is known for her publications in the areas of behavioral health and primary care, genetic conditions and family dynamics, and doctor-patient communication. She is a frequent speaker at meetings of both health and mental health professionals.
Read More »


#422 – Finding True Refuge in Mindfulness with Tara Brach PhD

Tara Brach


Tara Brach, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and an internationally known teacher of Buddhist meditation. She is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.

Tara has offered numerous keynote speeches and accredited workshops for mental health practitioners interested in integrating meditative practices into psychotherapy. She has also been active in bringing meditation into prisons and into the curriculum in DC metro area schools.

Tens of thousands of people around the world listen daily to Tara’s free podcasts –meditations and teachings that serve emotional healing and spiritual awakening.
Read More »


#421 – Mental Health Issues in Native American Communities with Ethan Nebelkopf PhD

Ethan Nebelkopf

Ethan Nebelkopf, PhD, MFT, has worked in non-profits for 40 years and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years. Ethan served as Director of Behavioral Health for the Family & Child Guidance Clinic of the Native American Health Center in Oakland and San Francisco from 1997-2012. In 2009, his program received the National Behavioral Health Achievement Award for Innovation from the Indian Health Service. In 2007 Ethan received the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Award of Excellence for development of integrated, substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, mental health services, and HIV/AIDS prevention programs for Native Americans. In 2006, Ethan received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Office of Multicultural Services of the California Department of Mental Health. Ethan is author of The Herbal Connection: Herbs, Drug Abuse and Holistic Health, published by BiWorld Press in 1981, and Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans: Speaking in Red, published by AltaMira Press in 2004. He edited Growing Roots: Native American Evidence-Based Practices, a special issue of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2011. Read More »


#420 – A Model for Integrative Mental Health 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 »


#419 – Internal Family Systems Therapy with Jay Earley PhD

Jay Earley

Jay Earley, PhD, is a psychotherapist, group leader, author, teacher, and theorist. He teaches Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) IFS to the general public as a practice for self-help and peer counseling. He also teaches a variety of classes and workshops applying IFS to specific psychological issues such as procrastination, communication, relationships, and the inner critic. He is the author of Self-Therapy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inner Wholeness Using IFS, Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Resolving Inner Conflict, Working with Anger in IFS, and Negotiating for Self-Leadership in IFS. Jay Earley and Bonnie Weiss have published a series of audio products related to IFS, including IFS Courses, Guided Meditations, and Demonstration Sessions.
Read More »


#418 – How to Be An Adult in Love with David Richo PhD

Dave Richo


David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist and workshop leader who lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, Buddhist, and mythic perspectives in his work. He is the author of several books including: How to be an Adult in Love (Shambhala, 2012).
Read More »


#417 – A Jungian Understanding of Crop Circles with Gary Bobroff, MA

Gary Bobroff

Gary S. Bobroff, M.A. is the author of Crop Circles, Jung & the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine (North Atlantic, 2014). He has a Master’s degree in Jungian-oriented Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, CA. Gary writes and speaks internationally, exploring the ancient themes that draw us further into engagement with life’s deep mystery. Gary’s book looks at the science, history and symbolic nature of Crop Circles and his goal is to present a framework for the reader’s own deeper consideration of this modern mystery. Read More »