218 episodes

Join David Puder as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast David Puder, M.D.

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    • 4.7 • 100 Ratings

Join David Puder as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.

    216: Shrink Next Door: A Psychiatrist’s Analysis

    216: Shrink Next Door: A Psychiatrist’s Analysis

    Listening to The Shrink Next Door elicited a range of emotions in me, including angst, sadness, intrigue, and heartache. For those unfamiliar with the story, it revolves around a psychiatrist named Ike who isolates his patient, Marty, from his family, takes over his business, lives in his house, charges him over a million dollars, and makes him undertake various projects for him. We will discuss the podcast's characters as if they are fictional. The podcast, akin to House of Cards for the psychotherapy world, reveals the manipulation and betrayal that can occur behind the scenes. Just as House of Cards exposed viewers to the Machiavellian tactics in politics, The Shrink Next Door disrupts the sacred space of the therapy office.
    This week, I am joined by Dr. Eric Bender, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, to discuss, The Shrink Next Door. Dr. Bender practices in San Francisco, has been featured multiple times on GQ’s online show The Breakdown, Wired magazine’s Tech Help, and on YouTube.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    215: Understanding Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder

    215: Understanding Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder

    The purpose of this episode is to provide a clear and simple guide for clinicians on the diagnosis of complex PTSD (C-PTSD) and how it differs from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is intended to complement and add to recent episodes on attachment and trauma: 213: Reflective Functioning, 203 and 204 on adverse childhood experiences. 
     
    In today’s episode of the podcast, we are joined by Dr. Adam Borecky. Dr. Borecky is a psychiatrist and therapist who helped author the Connection Index and is part of Dr. Puder’s core team. His practice utilizes a holistic approach towards therapy and medication management.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 214: Q&A with Dr. Cummings Part 2

    Episode 214: Q&A with Dr. Cummings Part 2

    In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Michael Cummings to answer questions sent in by podcast listeners. Topics include Valproic Acid, Lithium, Treating Veterans, Restless Leg Syndrome, and much more. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    213: Reflective Functioning: The Key to Attachment with Dr. Howard Steele

    213: Reflective Functioning: The Key to Attachment with Dr. Howard Steele

    In this episode, we discuss “reflective function,” which is a precursor to the concept of mentalization. Reflective function is best understood not as synonymous with mentalization, but as a scale from -1 to 9, based off certain adult attachment interview questions that measure the person’s ability to describe their own and others’ internal states, motivations, and articulate a nuanced and unique understanding of life from 0 to 12 years old. This scale was developed by attachment researchers at the University of London, including Dr. Howard Steele and Dr. Peter Fonagy.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    212: Bruce Perry on the Healing Power of Human Connection and Resilience in Trauma

    212: Bruce Perry on the Healing Power of Human Connection and Resilience in Trauma

    In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Bruce Perry who co-authored, The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered, and What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (2021). We are also joined by Megan White Zappitelli, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Maddison Hussey, M.D., a child and adolescent fellow. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    211: Early Psychosis: Detection and Treatment

    211: Early Psychosis: Detection and Treatment

    In this episode, we are joined by a panel of experts to discuss treatment of psychosis. Experiences of psychosis are common. When these experiences lead to interference in achieving life goals and/or distress, individuals can benefit from seeking evidenced-based care. The earlier individuals experiencing psychosis come to treatment, the better the outcomes. We are all allies in connecting these young people to care and services. Recovery is possible—people living with psychosis experiences can lead full, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. 

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Horselover12368 ,

Informative

As a CAMHS RMN in the UK I listen to every episode with real interest. I like how accessible this is and doesn’t assume a prior knowledge of the subjects.
Really useful for my CPD.

frodyayy ,

Excellent

I am in the final year of my degree now - and I have listened to this podcast ever since I began my training. I have always found it to be highly informative but always easy to understand. I also love that there is such a compassionate and human element to the discussions and topics presented.

You can tell both David and his guests really care about their work and this is wonderful to hear.

This podcast has been a brilliant guide in both my professional and personal life and helps me to develop my practice from a holistic approach. Cannot recommend enough!

Jack Blake UK ,

A must listen for trainees

I am a trainee psychiatrist and aspiring therapist in the UK and I stumbled across your podcast when looking for something that could bolster my theory.

The guests you choose are excellent, you cover a broad range of psychotherapy and psychiatric topics which are very relevant to exams I have to take and developing my practice daily.

I really admire people who have integrity and do what they do out of a sense of duty and a love of their work. This, if intentional or not, shines through on the podcast as it does for your regular guests such as Dr Cummings.

I listen daily to the podcasts on my way to work and enjoy how up to date they keep me. In a world of superficial, bite size knowledge, this allows for a deeper dive on topics we need to be familiar with.

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