#195 – Psychological Entrepreneurship with Colleen Long

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Dr. Colleen Long, Psy.D. was trained as a clinical psychologist but quickly learned her path would not be a traditional one. Dr. Long started to recognize the burgeoning number of professionals in the psychology/psychiatry industry being interviewed for their expertise on major news outlets such as CNN, FOX, and ABC’s Good Morning America. She decided there needed to be a place where these media outlets could go to find psychological experts for their interviews. That led her to create FreudTV. FreudTV is not Long’s only entrepreneurial endeavor. She also started her own coaching practice (www.DrColleenLong.com) and a third party reproduction agency to match infertile couple up with egg donors- Aesthetic Genetics (www.AestheticGenetics.com). “I am constantly looking for creative ways we [psychologists] can apply our skill set to other fields.”

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4 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2009 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Found your podcast from your “IT Conversations” talk, and grabbed some “back numbers.” Speaking of alternatives for psychologists, you mentioned a book you’d written a while back. Ever consider podcasting the book?

    I’d be interested to see what you could do with http://podiobooks.com, for example. I’ve produced three books there myself. They’re interested in more non-fiction, and this certainly qualifies. Obviously, the podcasting part you could cope with…

    And it certainly counts as an alternative path for a psychologist, right?

    And it’s free. Free is good? Take a look, what could it hurt?

    Griz

  2. Posted March 21, 2009 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Looking at the subject of your book… I was -definitely- right about you podcasting this!

  3. Megan
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I was a little troubled by Dr. Long’s discussion of people paying big money to be matched with Ivy League educated egg donors who look very similar to the parents. As someone who is adopted, I can see that life may be easier if you look similar to your parents. However, I was discouraged that there was no discussion of the well-being of the children, who might feel ashamed if and when they learn the truth. Families come together in many wonderful ways and I think all should be celebrated.

  4. Sol
    Posted July 21, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I happen to know Dr. Long, well at least went to graduate school with her. At the time, I found her clinical skills, moral and ethical judgement to be questionable at best. I am certainly not against using your looks to promote yourself, but please do not do it under the guise of quality psychological practice — you are making the rest of us look bad. All in all my assessment is Dr. Long wants to be rich and famous, nothing wrong with that, but I don’t think it has anything to do with helping anyone other than herself.

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