Author Archives: Van Nuys

When outside of the pod, “Dr. Dave” is also known as David Van Nuys, Ph.D. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University and served as that department’s Chair for seven years. The department has a longstanding reputation for its commitment to humanistic, transpersonal, and existential approaches to psychology. He has also taught psychology at the University of Montana, the University of Michigan, and the University of New Hampshire. He has served as a dissertation advisor for doctoral students at Saybrook Institute and the Institute for Integral Studies, among others.

David also runs a market research consulting business www.e-focusgroups.com which has served a distinguished list of clients, including The New York Times, Apple Computer, IBM, Hewllet Packard, and QuickenLoans, among others. He was on the board of directors of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association and is Editor-in-Chief for that organization’s magazine, QRCA VIEWS. He has also served on the board of the Humanistic Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.

David received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked as a licensed psychotherapist in both California and New Hampshire. He has led personal growth workshops at various growth centers around the U.S. and Ireland and most recently has been co-leading groups with Dr. Ron Alexander in such locales as Kauai, Mallorca, and Switzerland.

David has written scores of articles and reviews for a variety of professional and popular publications. At one time, he wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column. In 2001, he co-authored the book, This is the Zodiac Speaking: Into the mind of a serial killer, in which he profiles the murderer in this famous, unsolved case. HBO picked up an option on the book with the idea of possibly using it as the basis for a mini-series.

#562 – How OCD and Stigma Led to Creating a Therapist Community & Directory with Mike Fink

Michael Fink is Co-Founder & Director of Outreach for Thero.org, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in the behavioral healthcare space, dedicated to making it easy to find mental health resources. Thero is a growing online community of treatment providers that are helping to building a truly comprehensive national mental health directory. Michael brings extensive experience in digital […]

Video Preview of #562 with Mike Fink on OCD and Thero.org

My guest will be Michael Fink, who has struggled with his own OCD issues and gone on to become a mental health advocate and co-Founder of Thero.org, a non-pro in the behavioral healthcare space, dedicated to making it easy to find mental health resources. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/562MikeFinkOCDclip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#561 – Narcissism and Love with Jungian Analyst Kenneth Kimmel

Kenneth Kimmel is a Jungian analyst, author, teacher, and consultant, with thirty-years of clinical practice. He authored, Eros and the Shattering Gaze—Transcending Narcissism, (Fisher King Press, 2011); and a chapter in The Dream and Its Amplification, co-edited by Nancy Furlotti and Erel Shalit, (Fisher King Press, 2013). He is co- founder of The New School […]

Video Preview of #561 on Narcissism with Jungian Analyst Kenneth Kimmel

My guest will be Kenneth A. Kimmel, Jungian analyst, author, teacher, and consultant, with thirty-years of clinical practice. We will be discussing his 2011 book, Eros and the Shattering Gaze—Transcending Narcissism. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/561KimmelNarcissismClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#560 – The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy with Louis Cozolino PhD

Dr. Cozolino has diverse clinical and research interests and hold degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology. His interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience with psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. He is the author of seven books The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy(3rd Edition), The Social Neuroscience of Education, The Neuroscience of Human […]

Audio Preview of #560 – The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy with Louis Cozolino PhD

I speak with my return guest, Dr. Louis Cozolino, psychologist, professor, and among others author of the book, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy which has just come out in a 3rd edition. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Video Preview #559 – Restoring Resilience with Eileen Russell PhD

I speak with Eileen Russell, clinical psychologist and author of the 2015 book: Restoring Resilience: Discovering your Clients’ Capacity for Healing. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/559EileenRussellReslienceClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#559 – Restoring Resilience with Eileen Russell PhD

Dr. Eileen Russell is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying and practicing AEDP for over 20 years. She is also a part-time Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center/ […]

#558 – Embracing Your Lovability & Your life with Kelly Flanagan PhD

Kelly Flanagan graduated with his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State University and is co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. Several years ago, he discovered writing was the thing he never knew he always wanted to do, so he began the now popular blog, UnTangled, where he writes weekly about how to […]

Video Preview of #558 – Embracing Your Lovability & Your life with Kelly Flanagan PhD

I speak with Dr. Kelly Flanagan, clinical psychologist and author of the 2017 book: Loveable: Embracing What is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/558KellyFlanaganLoveableClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download