Category Archives: Social Issues

social problems, dynamics, issues, cultural shifts, etc.

#553 –The Child Refugee Crisis and Psychology with Michael Wessells PhD

Michael Wessells, PhD, is Professor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health. A long time psychosocial and child protection practitioner, he is former Co-Chair of the IASC Task Force on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. This group developed the first global, consensus guidelines on mental health and psychosocial […]

Video Preview of 553 –The Child Refugee Crisis and Psychology with Michael Wessells

I speak with Dr. Michael Wessells, who is Professor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health. He is a long time psychosocial and child protection practitioner who advocates a holistic approach that does not regard all war-affected children as traumatized. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/553MIkeWesselsRefugeesClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Dr. Dave at The Psychedelic Science Conference

My former M.A. student from the early 70s was at the conference and we met for lunch. He regaled me with amazing stories from his life. For me, that was the highlight of the conference. He had his A/V setup with him and he made this little slide show. No interview this week but I […]

#552 – Recovery From Addictions & Compulsions with Andy Matzner

Andy Matzner, MA, LCSW is a psychotherapist, educator, workshop facilitator and public speaking coach. Since 2005, Andy has been serving the transgender community of Southwest Virginia and beyond as a gender therapist. He also teaches psychology, mental health skills and gender studies at Virginia Western Community College and Hollins University. Prior to his career in […]

Video Preview #552 – Recovery From Addictions & Compulsions with Andy Matzner

I speak with return guest, Andy Matzner LCSW, about using Journaling to recover from addictions and compulive behavior. In fact, we’ll be discussing Matzner’s 2017 book, the subtitle of which is A journaling-based Guide to Becoming Your Best Self and Having A Life Worth Living. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/552AndyMatznerAddictionClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#551 – Managing Anger Through Compassion with Russell Kolts PhD

Russell Kolts PhD is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, Washington, USA. He has received numerous awards at EWU, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). An internationally recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dr. Kolts has pioneered the […]

Video Preview of #551 Managing Anger Through Compassion with Russell Kolts PhD

I speak with Dr. Russell Colts, clinical psychologist, professor, and trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy. He is also the author of several books, including The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger: using compassion-focused therapy to calm your rage and heal your relationships. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/551RussellKoltsAngerCFTclip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#550 – Archetypal Roots in The Evolution of Consciousness and the Upheaval of Paradigm Shift with Jerome S. Bernstein

Transcript Jerome Bernstein is a Jungian Analyst in Private Practice in Santa Fe, NM, a senior training analyst with the Santa Fe Jung Institute, with 40+ years of clinical experience has a forty-five year collaborative clinical relationship with a traditional Navajo medicine man. He teaches and lectures internationally on the Psychology of Politics, Borderland Consciousness, […]

Video Preview of 550 – Archetypal Roots in The Evolution of Consciousness and the Upheaval of Paradigm Shift with Jerome S. Bernstein

I speak with Jungian Analyst, Jerome S. Bernstein about the archetypal roots of the national and global situation we find ourselves in today. Among his many publications, he is the author of the book, Borderland Consciousness: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/550JeromeBernsteinClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#549 – Developments in Psychedelic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ben Sessa

Dr. Ben Sessa (MBBS BSc MRCPsych) is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in adult addiction services and with custodial detained young people in a secure adolescent setting. He trained at University College London medical school, graduating in 1997. He is interested in the developmental trajectory from child maltreatment to adult mental health disorders. […]