41 episodes

Psychotherapists John Totten and Mason Neely bring you this psychotherapy podcast that explores what is happening between therapists and patients, from both sides of the relationship.

Between Us: A Psychotherapy Podcast Between Us

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Psychotherapists John Totten and Mason Neely bring you this psychotherapy podcast that explores what is happening between therapists and patients, from both sides of the relationship.

    Episode 40: Radical Openness

    Episode 40: Radical Openness

    In the finale of our fourth season, John discusses therapeutic stance with Dr. Anton Hart who views openness as a key component of healing in the treatment room, especially in regard to societal trauma. Dr. Hart makes the case that foreknowledge is in opposition to curiosity and that curiosity is necessary to introduce new prospects to the therapeutic relationship. As a psychoanalyst, teacher and co-producer of the documentary Black Psychoanalysts Speak, Anton has a unique perspective on the usefulness of our language and how important it is to embrace complexity in a process that, when conducted with a posture of openness and curiosity, leads down endless paths of possibility.

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    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 39: The Embodiment of the Uncanny

    Episode 39: The Embodiment of the Uncanny

    Carlos Padrón personifies the concept of psychoanalysis as applied philosophy. As a Venezuelan living in New York, he has witnessed both the horrors of the pandemic and the projections of the immigrant experience. Both phenomena challenge our American fantasies of purity and pit us face to face with that which unsettles us as the uncanny takes form. In a broad-ranging interview recorded last summer, Carlos discusses the political potentiality of psychoanalysis, its invitation to new possibilities, and how it shatters the illusion of ahistorical origins.


    Support: www.patreon.com/betweenus
    Contact: betweenuspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/betweenuspodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BetweenUsPod
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    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPUTf_wRjNxHcCsFJoSSQ

    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 38: The Empirical Wears No Clothes

    Episode 38: The Empirical Wears No Clothes

    Dr. Jonathan Shedler is dissatisfied. As both a researcher and a practitioner, he is frustrated with the misinformation that permeates the counseling field, much of it promulgated by an academia with little clinical experience. His contrarian voice is best known for his deconstruction of so-called “evidence-based therapy,” its research methods, and his staunch defense of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Since a seminal paper, a decade ago, he has separated himself from the psychological establishment, to educate everyday clinicians and the lay public on the tenets of psychoanalysis, the importance of the working alliance, and how the therapeutic relationship doesn’t require an instruction manual in order to transform lives.

    Support: www.patreon.com/betweenus
    Contact: betweenuspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/betweenuspodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BetweenUsPod
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/betweenuspod/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPUTf_wRjNxHcCsFJoSSQ

    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 37: What Makes Us Useful

    Episode 37: What Makes Us Useful

    As we investigate the role of the therapist-as-citizen, John pauses to interview his own therapist, Lane Gerber, about their relationship and what it means to be useful- useful to our patients, useful to academia, and useful to our interpersonal worlds. Lane describes his experience growing up in a community of Jewish immigrants, what it was like to rebel against his family’s plan for his life, and how he made use of his time learning from renowned theorists Carl Rogers and Heinz Kohut as a young psychology student. In our first instance of a patient interviewing their own therapist, we explore the dynamics of therapist’s disclosure and what it means to each member of this particular dyad.

    Support: www.patreon.com/betweenus
    Contact: betweenuspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/betweenuspodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BetweenUsPod
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/betweenuspod/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPUTf_wRjNxHcCsFJoSSQ

    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 43 min
    Episode 36: ...Our Unfinished Business

    Episode 36: ...Our Unfinished Business

    This week we continue our conversation with Dr. Medria Connolly and Dr. Bryan Nichols on the psychological case for reparations. From white privilege and its deconstruction to the fantasy of American democracy, Dr. Connolly and Dr. Nichols shed light on some of our more provocative cultural issues, making it clear that we are not living in one America, that we have unfinished business as a society, and that even in their own academic origin stories, the systems in this country are replete with playing fields that require expansion.

    Support: www.patreon.com/betweenus
    Contact: betweenuspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/betweenuspodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BetweenUsPod
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/betweenuspod/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPUTf_wRjNxHcCsFJoSSQ

    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 47 min
    Episode 35: Rupture and Reparations...

    Episode 35: Rupture and Reparations...

    Dr. Bryan Nichols and Dr. Medria Connolly had collaborated for several decades when their discovery of Ta-Nehisi Coates shifted the course of their work to making the psychological case for reparations to the descendants of African-American slaves. As psychologists of color, they were intimately aware of the ghosts that haunt our society, even within their own field. What they discovered was a rich potential for healing that extends to Americans of all races, but not without the difficult confrontation of a vile history and the stubborn defenses of white America. Part one of a two-part discussion.

    Support: www.patreon.com/betweenus
    Contact: betweenuspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/betweenuspodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BetweenUsPod
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/betweenuspod/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPUTf_wRjNxHcCsFJoSSQ

    Produced by John Totten and Mason Neely
    Music by Mason Neely
    Research Assistant: Rose Bergdoll

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Best podcast

By far one of the best podcast channels I have listed to!
Simply genius!!!!
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