14 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

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.

    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
    Preventative Mental Health Care - Aliza Werner-Seidler

    Preventative Mental Health Care - Aliza Werner-Seidler

    Dr. Aliza Werner-Seidler is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW. Aliza works on the prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders via school-based, digitally delivered, evidence-based programs. She is currently the Chief Investigator of the largest preventative mental health program in Australia.

    Aliza provides outlines the work that she is leading and gives an overview of preventative and early intervention approaches to mental health care.

    • 52 min
    Improving Psychotherapy Outcomes - Tony Rousmaniere

    Improving Psychotherapy Outcomes - Tony Rousmaniere

    Dr. Tony Rousmaniere is a psychologist in private practice and a member of the Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington. Tony provides clinical training and supervision to therapists around the world with an emphasis on using deliberate practice to develop the clinical skills that enhance psychotherapy effectiveness. His research is focused on improving psychotherapy outcomes.

    We dive into the research around psychotherapy outcomes and how data and technology can be integrated into psychotherapy.

    • 47 min

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