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The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as he interviews thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga and we learn about the journeys of these passionate mental health therapists who dedicate their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.

The Trauma Therapist Guy Macpherson, PhD

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The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as he interviews thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga and we learn about the journeys of these passionate mental health therapists who dedicate their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.

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    Episode 579: A Story of Trauma, Healing and Resilience. Riana Milne

    Episode 579: A Story of Trauma, Healing and Resilience. Riana Milne

    Riana Milne is a certified, global life, love trauma tecovery & mindset coach, a cert. clinical trauma & addictions professional, a #1 bestselling author. She is the host of her podcast called Lessons in Life & Love™, an educational speaker, and a licensed mental health counselor for over 22 years living in palm beach county, florida. She's thought a lot about the ACEs list and has created her own based on her years of experience working with kids. 
    In This Episode
    Riana’s website
    Riana’s podcast
    Riana on Facebook
    More on Riana
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    The Complete ACOA Sourcebook: Adult Children of Alcoholics: at Home, at Work and in Love, Janet Geringer Woititz

    • 32 min
    PLUS: The Wisdom of Your Body with Hillary McBride, PhD

    PLUS: The Wisdom of Your Body with Hillary McBride, PhD

    This one's incredible, if I do say so myself!

    Dr. Hillary McBride is one of those individuals who inspire me to keep doing what I'm doing here which is interviewing incredible people who are daring to be themselves on the journey to helping others.

    Hillary is a registered psychologist, a researcher, and podcaster, with expertise that includes working with trauma, trauma therapies, and embodiment, at the intersection of spirituality and mental health.
    Her first book, Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, was published in 2017; she was the senior editor of the textbook Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention, and Treatment, which was published in 2018.

    Her most recent book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding wholeness, healing and connection through embodied living came out in the fall of 2021.

    The book offers a compassionate, healthy, and holistic perspective on embodied living. Weaving together illuminating research, stories from Dr. McBride's work as a therapist, and deeply personal narratives of healing from a life-threatening eating disorder, a near-fatal car accident, and chronic pain.

    She has been recognized by the American Psychological Association, and the Canadian Psychological Association for her research and clinical work. In addition to being a teaching faculty at the University of British Columbia, she is an ambassador for Sanctuary Mental Health, and the host of CBC's award winning podcast Other People's Problems. Hillary makes her home in the pacific northwest in British Columbia, Canada.

    Episode 577: Advocating For Racial & Social Justice. Georgia King

    Episode 577: Advocating For Racial & Social Justice. Georgia King

    Georgia King returns! 

    Georgia who initially joined me on episode 420 is a therapist who specializes in providing mental health evaluations for immigration legal cases.

    In 2017, she founded The Immigration Evaluation Training Center, through which she has taught hundreds of therapists around the country to provide effective immigration evaluations and create thriving businesses.

    Georgia has been a guest speaker at Georgetown Law School, the Smith College School for Social Work, and numerous chapters of NASW and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

    She can be reached through her website www.TherapistImmigrationTraining.com

     

     In This Episode

     Georgia’s website Georgia’s Immigration Evaluation WorkshopsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/exclusive-content

    • 30 min
    PLUS: First a Human, Second a Therapist. Mahshid Hager

    PLUS: First a Human, Second a Therapist. Mahshid Hager

    Mahshid Fashandi Hager returns!

    Mahshid joined me previously on episode 485 of the podcast.

    She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in San Diego, California. Her professional life includes providing therapeutic services to clients from all walks of life, volunteering for non-profit organizations in San Diego that offer resources to new, incoming refugees, and attending Somatic Experiencing training modules in various capacities and supporting SE students.
    Originally from Tehran, Iran, Mahshid is the author of the short story No Way Back and the playwright of the same titled solo-show, in which she details the harrowing journey of her family’s escape from Iran to Turkey and eventually to Germany. The play was produced by Roustabout’s Theater Company in San Diego and was streamed for viewing in the Fall of 2020. Writing has become a passion and a significant part of Mahshid’s trauma healing journey. She enjoys engaging in the creative process with other writers and artists, which can include helping them overcome any blocks that may be present due to past trauma.
    Mahshid is currently a faculty track candidate at Somatic Experiencing International. She is looking forward to bringing this naturalistic modality to a wide range of helping practitioners.

    Episode 576: The Power of Therapy. Joshua Newman

    Episode 576: The Power of Therapy. Joshua Newman

    Joshua Newman is a licensed professional clinical counselor in private practice and the author of The Power of Therapy: How to Navigate Change, Transform Trauma, and Make Sense of Your Mental Health Care.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and religion from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts in counseling from Southwestern College. Joshua’s treatment approach can be described as East-West.

    He endeavors to blend the best of current, evidenced-based practices grounded in western psychology with time-honored, contemplative practices rooted in eastern philosophy.

    When he is not working, he can be found playing the bass guitar and enjoying time in nature.

    He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and his son. 

    In This Episode

     Joshua’s Website  Joshua’s book: The Power of Therapy: How to Navigate Change, Transform Trauma, and Make Sense of Your Mental Health Care. 

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/exclusive-content

    • 29 min
    Episode 575: Transcending Trauma with Frank Anderson

    Episode 575: Transcending Trauma with Frank Anderson

    Frank Anderson, MD, is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

    He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

    Dr. Anderson is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center as well as serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

    Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. 

    His most recent book, entitled “Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems” was released on May 19, 2021. 

    Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA. 

    In This Episode

    Dr. Anderson’s websiteFrank’s book: Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family SystemsThe Nature Fix, Florence WilliamsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/exclusive-content

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Brigid_F ,

Inspirational, informative, super useful

This is a really great podcast for anyone interested in trauma therapy. I particularly like the question “what clinical mistake did you make early on?”. As an early career clinical psychologist, I’ve found the answers to be extremely helpful.

Beck Szwede ,

I love this podcast!

I came across this podcast after completing my counselling studies and wanting to learn more about trauma. The interviews and guests are amazing and I always come away from each episode having learned something new. I think anyone would gain something from listening to this podcast because trauma is so rarely spoken about. Thank you for producing such a great podcast!

Defah ,

An Essential Podcast for Beginners

I’m so glad I found this podcast as I begin my social work career with vulnerable and disadvantaged families. So many inspiring interviews and excellent tips and recommendations for reading.

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