16 episodes

The MindStew podcast aims to inspire Australia's psychology, counselling and cognitive science students to become wise and effective practitioners, through conversations with academics and those working in mental health/cognitive science.

MindStew Joshua Kugel

    • Mental Health
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The MindStew podcast aims to inspire Australia's psychology, counselling and cognitive science students to become wise and effective practitioners, through conversations with academics and those working in mental health/cognitive science.

    The Phenomenology of Schizophrenia - Josef Parnas

    The Phenomenology of Schizophrenia - Josef Parnas

    Today we speak again with Professor Josef Parnas, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Copenhagen and a co-founder of the Center for Subjectivity Research.

    In our first conversation we discussed the implications of taking the phenomenology of schizophrenia seriously. But we didn’t really discuss the phenomenology of schizophrenia itself. So in this episode, I ask of a lot of basic questions to better understand what schizophrenia is and what life is like for those with it.

    • 58 min
    Phenomenology and Schizophrenia - Josef Parnas

    Phenomenology and Schizophrenia - Josef Parnas

    Today we speak with Professor Josef Parnas, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Copenhagen and a co-founder of the Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research. Professor Parnas has been involved in research  into the schizophrenia spectrum for about 40 years, with a focus on the associated anomalous self-experiences.

    We discuss how we should think about schizophrenia, phenomenology and the importance of clinical experience, and systems to classify psychopathology.

    • 57 min
    Empirically-based Diagnosis and Categorisation - Robert Krueger

    Empirically-based Diagnosis and Categorisation - Robert Krueger

    Today I speak with Prof. Robert Krueger, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Hathaway Distinguished Professor, and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Krueger’s work is centred on developing an empirically-based system of grouping and delineating psychopathology. Prof. Krueger was a member of the DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders Work group, and is an architect of HiTOP a new, dimensional classification system of psychiatric problems.

    • 43 min
    Microdosing - Vince Polito

    Microdosing - Vince Polito

    Today I speak with Dr. Vince Polito, Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University.

    Vince and I discuss microdosing, which refers to regularly taking very small doses of psychedelic substances. Earlier this year, Vince published one of the most rigorous studies conducted on microdosing to date. We discuss these preliminary investigations and the outlook for this field.

    • 44 min
    The Hype and Reality of Mindfulness - Nicholas Van Dam

    The Hype and Reality of Mindfulness - Nicholas Van Dam

    Today we speak with Dr Nicolas Van Dam, a clinical psychologist, Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

    In this conversation, we talk mindfulness. We discuss the state of mindfulness-related research and the implications for therapists and clinicians.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Interoception - Rebecca Brewer

    Interoception - Rebecca Brewer

    Dr. Rebecca Brewer, Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, studies social and emotional abilities and how there are related to interoception (the perception of the internal states of one's body).

    In this conversation, we focus particularly on the relation of interoception to psychopathology, an area where Rebecca has done interesting work and proposed big ideas.

    • 45 min

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