#534 – Your Mind Is Bigger Than Your Brain with Daniel J. Siegel MD


Daniel J. Siegel MD is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His three New York Times bestsellers are: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Tarcher, 2014), and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Random House, 2011) and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014). His other books include: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton, 2016), The Developing Mind, Second Edition (Guilford, 2012), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007), and The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton, 2010). Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over fifty textbooks. Read More »


Video Preview of #534 with Dan Siegel MD On His Book, Mind

I speak with return guest, Dr. Dan Siegel about his new 2016 book, Mind: A Journey to The Heart of Being Human. He was previously my guest back in 2011 speaking about his book, Mindsight.

For more information about Daniel J. Siegel MD, please see our show notes at www.shrinkrapradio.com

#532 – Keeping Love Alive Amidst Alzheimers with Edward Shaw MD


Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician (MD, Rush Medical College, 1983, Internship/Residency, Mayo Clinic, 1987) and a mental health counselor (MA, Wake Forest University, 2010). He was the primary care partner for his wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 and died after a nine-year battle. He was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years, specializing in the treatment of adults and children with brain cancer. He was also vice chairman of the Mayo Clinic radiation oncology department, chairman of the Wake Forest School of medicine radiation oncology department, and director of clinical research for their comprehensive cancer center. During his career as an oncologist, Dr. Shaw published 175 research articles, 25 book chapters, co-edited 2 books, and was the recipient of more than 21 million dollars in research grant funding, mostly from the National Cancer Institute.
In 2010, inspired by Rebecca’s journey, Dr. Shaw’s medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with additional training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine / Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC, which serves individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. A career-long cognitive function researcher, Dr. Shaw’s expertise on brain anatomy and function, as well as mental health diagnosis and treatment, were invaluable assets to the writing of “Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The Five Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey” (Northfield Publishing/October 2016), which he co-authored with Deborah Barr, MA and Gary Chapman, PhD.
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#533 – A Psychoanalytic Take On CyberTherapy with Gillian Isaacs Russell PhD


Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D. is a UK-trained psychoanalyst and psychotherapist. Her book, Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, was published by Karnac Books in 2015. Lecturer, author, consultant and researcher, Dr. Russell speaks and teaches internationally on technology and its impact on intimate human relationships, particularly psychotherapeutic treatment.
She is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and has been in private practice since 1988. She has served on the Editorial Board, as Book Reviews Editor, and currently on the Reviewing Panel for the British Journal for Psychotherapy. In the USA, she has been a supervisor, training analyst/therapist, and member of the teaching faculty for candidates at the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. She is guest editor for a special Psychoanalysis and Technology issue of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Dr. Russell currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. You can learn more about her at http://www.drisaacsrussell.com.
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Preview of #533 – A Psychoanalyst’s Take On CyberTherapy with Gillian Isaacs Russell PhD

On today’s show, I’ll be speaking with UK-trained psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, Dr. Gillian Isascs Russell about her book Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.For more information about Dr. Dr. Gillian Isaacs Russell, please see our show notes at www.shrinkrapradio.com

Preview of #532 – Keeping Love Alive Amidst Alzheimer’s with Edward Shaw MD

I will be speaking with Edward G. Shaw MD whose wife developed early onset Alzheimer’s. He is one of the authors of the 2016 book, Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade.

#531 – My Multiples, Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder with Jane Hart


Jane Hart is a biology major, author, public speaker and mental health activist. She is working toward her PhD in molecular biology and will one day work in the research field. She hopes to bring about social change by speaking out about tough topics, and enlightening others about the realities of mental illness. While shedding light on her own personal experience, she also fights to get scientific facts readily available to the public and to the loved ones of those suffering from mental illness. During her spare time, she thoroughly enjoys mothering her two young boys and spending most of her time outdoors and in nature. You can find a short article by her at
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Video Preview of #531 on Dissociative Identity Disorder with Jane Hart

I speak with listener Jane Hart about her ongoing struggle with Dissociative Identify Disorder and the multiple-personalities that have emerged from it.

The full video of the interview can be found on youtube.com/shrinkrapradio

#530 – The Impact of CyberTrauma on Children with Catherine Knibbs


Catherine Knibbs is a Child/Adult Trauma Therapist and Author. (BSc, MBACP (Accred) UKCP Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling) She is the leading researcher on Cybertrauma in the UK, specialising in online abuse in all forms and provides consultancy, education and training on this topic. She is a consultant for an AI online safety robot called Oyoty, writes for Internet Matters and other E-Safety organisations and in her spare time is completing a dual MSc in Child and Adult Psychotherapy. Read More »


Video Preview of #530 – The Impact of CyberTrauma on Children with Catherine Knibbs

On today’s show, I am speaking with child and adult trauma therapist, Katherine Knibbs. She is author of the 2016 Kindle book,
CYBERTRAUMA: THE DARKER SIDE OF THE INTERNET FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. We discuss her work. Full video can be found at youtube.com/shrinkrapradio