Join Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist) as she Interviews top experts in the field on the latest in mental health interventions, studies, and healing modalities for topics on narcissistic abuse recovery/ healing from toxic relationships; trauma and loss; maternal mental health (perinatal depression/anxiety; traumatic birth, perinatal loss, infertility; life/role transitions from menarche to menopause ); special needs parenting; and many other topics. Andrea is a strengths-based, empowering clinician who works with a wide range of clients who are healing from trauma and loss at different life cycle transitions and in the aftermath of toxic relationships. She believes strongly in delivering evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions for her clients. Her guests will add to the growing body of knowledge and awareness about these very important topics, in the hopes that listeners will be informed and guided to additional resources in the alchemy of their healing journey.
Staying Safe and Assertive in Relationships
Join The Savvy Shrink as we interview Dr Laura Dabney, MD, psychiatrist, who specializes in helping people to have healthy relationships. We talk about boundaries, self care and personal growth within boundaried relationships and what to do if you suspect there might be emotional abuse in the relationship.
Dr. Laura Dabney has been a psychiatrist in Virginia Beach, VA for twenty plus years. She has treated patients in more than a dozen cities across Virginia, including more recently Richmond, VA. Her psychiatric expertise has been featured on radio, podcasts, websites, and in print media. She consults for a number of large institutions, including the Virginia Veterans Administration Medical Center. She received her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has been Board Certified in Psychiatry.
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Transcend the Era of COVID-19 with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
Join previous guest, Cathy Malchiodi, and Andrea as they discuss trauma informed approaches that can be used during this unique and unprecedented time of Covid-19.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, Director, Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
Author, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process | Guilford Press 2020
Contributing Writer, Psychology Today Online | Arts & Health, 5 million readers
Trauma-Informed Interventions for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors: Dr. Linda Martinez-Lewi
Survivors of psychological abuse by a narcissistic abuser require nonjudgmental, validating support by clinicians trained in this field in order to heal. Listen in as pioneering expert Dr Linda Martinez-Lewi shares her clinical wisdom as relates to trauma-informed and strengths-focused interventions to support survivors in the aftermath of narcissistic abuse.
The Nature of Coercive Control with Christine Louis de Canonville
Christine Louis de Canonville and Andrea discuss the nature of coercive control and how narcissists use this form of extreme emotional and psychological abuse to ensnare their victims.
Christine is a Psychotherapist, Educator, Author and Supervisor of mental health professionals for over 28 years. She was part of a team in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital, Dublin, and has worked specically with victims of pathological narcissistic abuse in her private practice for many years.
Her books, “The Three Faces of Evil: Unmasking the Full Spectrum of Narcissistic Abuse” and “When Shame Begets Shame: How Narcissists hurt and shame their victims” set out to to help those who have been affected by a narcissist and also to address the shortfalls in a therapist’s education, so that they become better equipped to work with survivors of narcissistic abuse.Much of her knowledge has come from her post-grad studies in Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and it is through these disciplines that she has gained her understanding of “The Dark Triad”, (Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy). These three faces of evil are vital information for understanding the full spectrum of narcissistic abuse and the dire effects on the victims.It is her vision that narcissistic abuse becomes part of the curriculum of all Mental Health clinicians. Her website is www.narcissisticbehavior.net.
Attachment Wounds and Maternal Mental Health: Healing Developmental Trauma
Join host Andrea Schneider and her guest Bethany Warren, LCSW as they talk about attachment wounds and maternal mental health. Some the questions below are topics of their discussion. We also include a recommended reading list.
· Why is attachment important?
· What are the benefits to the child from secure attachment?
· Is it possible to heal from intergenerational patterns of abuse, neglect, etc, particularly as one prepares to then care for ones own child?
· What does differentiating from our parents mean? What does this look like?
· Our life experiences change our brain and lay down neural pathways including how we respond to situations and others (including your baby and their need for you).
· Does there have to be actual abuse or neglect for there to be attachment wounds?
· Overlap between attachment and PMADs:
· What can women do to promote secure attachment with their own babies?
· What can women do to heal their own attachment wounds?
Bethany (Beth) has a passion for women’s reproductive and mental health issues and has worked in this field for around 20 years. She specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, working with women experiencing pregnancy loss, infertility, birth trauma or facing adoption or surrogacy. She is passionate about coaching and guiding parents through their adjustment to their new roles and helping women explore and build their core identities, self-worth and self-esteem. Beth also focuses on working with clients experiencing grief, trauma, new or chronic medical issues, and mood disorders in addition to other life stressors and transitions.
Beth has an empathetic, compassionate and approachable style and has found EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Short Term Solution Focused Therapy techniques to be very useful in her practice. She also integrates relaxation and mindfulness approaches into her sessions and tailors each intervention to her client’s specific needs. She enjoys facilitating group therapy and has lead postpartum support groups for new mothers and psychoeducation groups for people dealing with anxiety. She also enjoys being active in the community, and currently serves as President of the Postpartum Health Alliance Board. Beth strongly believes in empowering her clients by teaching them useful techniques and tools so that they can become more resilient and healthy in their interactions with others and in their everyday lives.
Beth is an adjunct professor at a local University and provides clinical supervision for clinicians working towards their licenses as teaching others in the same field is a passion of hers. She also is frequently featured as a Maternal Mental Health subject matter expert on podcasts and other media outlets. Beth received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma
Becoming The Narcissist’s Nightmare https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Narcissists-Nightmare-Narcissist-Supplying/dp/152370246X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547496757&sr=8-1&keywords=becoming+the+narcissist%27s+nightmare+by+shahida+arabi
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Trauma-Informed Therapy and EMDR
Anastasia Pollock-Doulis, LCMHC is an approved EMDRIA Consultant and Trauma Recovery/HAP Facilitator for clinicians who are pursuing EMDR training or certification. She has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse and women's issues.