#520 – Life Reimagined at Midlife with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Haggerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the New York Times bestselling author of Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife (Riverhead Books, 2016) and Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality (Riverhead, 2009). Her six-part series on how to thrive at midlife aired on NPR in March 2016.

Barb worked for NPR for 19 years, covering law and religion. She has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award (twice), the National Headliners Award, and the Religion Newswriters Association award for radio reporting. Her reporting was part of the NPR coverage that earned the network the 2001 George Foster Peabody and Overseas Press Club awards after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. She has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, and The Independent (UK) and she has appeared on the Today Show and PBS programs Washington Week in Review and the NewsHour. She was selected for the Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship in Science and Religion in 2005, and for a one-year Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School in 1993-94, where she received a masters in legal studies.

Before NPR, Barb covered law and economics for The Christian Science Monitor, before serving as the Monitor’s Asia correspondent based in Japan. Barb was graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1981. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Devin, and their yellow lab, Sandra Day.
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Preview of #520 with Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Mid-Life Reimagined

Today my guest is longtime National Public Radio journalist, Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Among her many accomplishments, she is the author of several books including, the 2016 book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, which will be the focus of our discussion today.

For more information about Barbara Bradley Hagerty please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com and you can find the full length video at www.youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#519 – The Power Paradox with Dacher Keltner PhD

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I was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. My mother, a literature professor, and father, an artist, raised my brother and me in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s, where those North Hollywood hills were filled with revolution. When my mom secured her first job as a professor in 1970, we moved to a conservative town in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada (in my 7th grade social studies class, I represented the North’s side in a debate about the Civil war, and was declared the loser by my teacher from Tennessee). I received my BA from UC Santa Barbara in 1984 and PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University in 1989. After a post-doc at UCSF with Paul Ekman, in 1992 I landed my first academic job, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then returned to Berkeley’s Psychology Department in 1996, where I am now a full professor, and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center (greatergood.berkeley.edu).

My research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. I am the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and most recently, in May 2016, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. I have published over 190 scientific articles, and written for the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, SLATE, and Utne Reader, and received numerous national prizes and grants for his research. My research has been covered hundreds of times, including in TIME, Newsweek, the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, NPR, The Wallstreet Journal, and in many other outlets.
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#518 – Understanding Addiction As A Developmental Disorder with Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz

According to Wikipedia, Maia Szalavitz is an American reporter and author who has focused on science, public policy and addiction treatment. Raised in upstate New York, Szalavitz graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 1983 and attended Columbia University. She graduated cum laude from Brooklyn College.

Maia Szalavitz is known as the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids, a 2006 exposé documenting abuse in the insufficiently regulated, troubled-teen treatment industry, she has written many other books including Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential – and Endangered (Morrow, 2010) and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (Basic, 2006), both coauthored with Dr. Bruce D. Perry; and co-authored Recovery Options: The Complete Guide with Dr. Joseph Volpicelli. She has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Division 50 Award for Contributions to the Addictions, the Media Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Drug Policy Alliance’s 2005 Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement.

Paul Raeburn at Knight Science Journalism at MIT calls her “…the best writer I know of on addiction and related issues.”
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Video Preview of #518 on Addiction with Maia Szalavitz

My guest is Maia Slalavitz, journalist, former addict and author of the 2016 book Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction in which she interweaves the story of her own past addiction to hard drugs with current science.

#517 – Exploring Early Career Issues for Psychotherapists with Podcaster Amy Felman

Amy Felman

Amy Felman M.A. is a Clinical Psychologist and the host of a podcast for early career psychologists called “We All Wear It Differently”. She is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Amy has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University, Victoria, and completed her honours degree in psychology at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria.

Since graduating in 2013 Amy has worked in private practice at the Melbourne DBT Centre, and in public mental health at Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, in the Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU). The latter involved working with individuals with chronic and unremitting mental health difficulties. Amy also worked at Swinburne University in the National E-Therapy Centre (NetC) as a research assistant, and has a strong interest in E-therapy.

In her earlier life, Amy completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) at RMIT University where she majored in radio production and politics. She also co-hosted SYN FM’s youth breakfast show Toasted, and has a long standing love for theatre, having both studied acting, and performed and produced various fringe theatre productions.

Amy is a member of the Australian Psychological Societies Early Career Committee (ECAG), and is interested in the intersection between the media and psychology. She hopes through interviews with experienced psychologists from diverse backgrounds, the “We All Wear It Differently” podcast will entertain and inspire her fellow psychologists.
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Video Preview of #517 with Australian Psychologist & Podcaster Amy Felman

Amy Felman’s interview podcast is titled We All Wear It Differently and is mainly directed toward early career therapists but clearly beneficial to a much wider audience. You can see the full video at https://youtu.be/WxmudgeS1go or listen to the audio which will be released on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

Video Preview of #516 Ending The Parent Teen Contol Battle with Neil D. Brown

You can find the full length video of this interview on http://www.youtube/shrinkrapradio

#516 – Ending The Parent-Teen Control Battle with Neil D. Brown LCSW

Neil D. Brown

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. qy8eajpn

Brown’s first book, Ending the Parent-Teen Control battle is being published this Fall by New Harbinger Publications. Read More »


#515 – A Jungian Exploration of The Psychopathic Personality with Eve Maram PsyD

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Eve Maram PsyD is a clinical and forensic psychologist and a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in
Orange, California. She is currently pursuing Jungian analytic training through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of the 2016 book, Psychopathy Within.
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