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.

#569 Exploring Emotional Transformation Therapy with Steven Vazquez PhD

Steven R. Vazquez, Ph. D. is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas. Dr. Vazquez is the founder of the new psychotherapy method, Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®). Through this method he has innovated breakthroughs in the non-drug treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions, depression, anxiety disorders and […]

#568 Celebration of Being with Debbie Beauchamp and Gina Holland

Gina Holland has been involved with Celebration of Being since 1999. She jointly holds the vision of COB with Debbie and facilitates the workshops with Debbie. She is a qualified counsellor and has been practicing for over 20 years; her methods and skills are deeply rooted in her own life experience and ongoing personal development.   Debbie Beauchamp […]

#567 Tea With Winnicott with Professor Brett Kahr

Transcript Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London. He is a Consultant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy in London, and Visiting Professor in the […]

#566 Celebrating Shrink Rap Radio’s 12th Birthday with Jerry Trumbule

Gerald (Jerry) Trumbule, B.S. Univ. of Md. 1965, M.S. Univ. of Pa., 1970, has been a neuropsychological researcher (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and NASA, Univ. of Md.) and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Toronto, 1970. Disgusted with academia, he moved to Denver in 1971 where he founded Sebastian High School, a grade-less […]

#565 Neil D. Brown on Coping with Parental Burnout

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 […]

Preview of #565 with Neil Brown on Coping with Parental Burnout

Today my guest is Neil D. Brown L.C.S.W. , psychotherapist and author of the 2016 book, Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle. I interview him about that book back on #516. Today, we’ll be discussing the challenges of parental burnout. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/565NeilBrownParentalBurnoutClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#564 – The New Mind Body Science of Depression with Charles Raison MD

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. He also serves as Director of Clinical and Translational Research for Usona Institute, as Interim […]

Video Preview of #564 The New Mind Body Science of Depression with Charles Raison MD

This is a preview of my interview with Charles Raison MD Psychiatrist, researcher, and author of the 2017 book “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression”. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/www.shrinkrapradio.com/images/564RaisonDepressionClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#563 – Psychoanalysis in Tehran with Dr. Gohar Homayounpour

Transcript Dr. Gohar Homayounpour was born in Paris to Iranian parents, she was educated in Canada and the United States. She now lives and works in Tehran. Dr. Homayounpour is an author and a Psychoanalyst who belongs to the International Psychoanalytic association, American psychoanalytic association, and the National Association for the advancement of psychoanalysis. She […]

#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 […]