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This is a podcast about the human spirit. Bruce Perry, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher and many other inspiring therapists, thought leaders and game-changers who specialize trauma and related fields join Guy Macpherson, PhD for insightful interviews about what it takes and what it means to sit with those who've been impacted by trauma.

The Trauma Therapist Guy Macpherson, PhD

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This is a podcast about the human spirit. Bruce Perry, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher and many other inspiring therapists, thought leaders and game-changers who specialize trauma and related fields join Guy Macpherson, PhD for insightful interviews about what it takes and what it means to sit with those who've been impacted by trauma.

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    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 Workshops

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    • 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. 


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    • 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 Williams

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    • 39 min
    Episode 574: Self Identity, Eating Disorders and Trauma. Jessica Begg

    Episode 574: Self Identity, Eating Disorders and Trauma. Jessica Begg

    Jessica Begg is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Counsellor at Shift Nutrition & Counselling. 
    She helps people heal from overly emotional eating and binge eating.
    She has worked over 10 years in multiple eating disorders treatment programs. 
    She now works with her clients individually, but also within her online group program Connected Eating.
     In This Episode
     Jessica’s Website Jessica’s PodcastThe Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love, Sonya Renee Taylor


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    • 37 min
    PLUS: The Inspirational Series: How To Disrupt Generational Trauma with Fellonte Misher, MSW & Sangeeta Prasad, PsyD

    PLUS: The Inspirational Series: How To Disrupt Generational Trauma with Fellonte Misher, MSW & Sangeeta Prasad, PsyD

    This episode is the first in my new series titled, The Inspirational Series.
    There are just some people who are so incredibly inspiring and the work they're doing so uplifting that they radiate an enthusiasm that is hard to deny. Talking to individuals like these two are what this podcast is all about, and it's why I continue to do this work.

    My guests today, Fellonte Misher, MSW and Sangeeta Prasad, PsyD are two of these people.

    Fellonte has supported young men in his community to consider life outside of gangs for many years. He is a third grade teacher at Tubman Elementary School and is an athlete who is dedicated to physical health and reflection. Fellonte is a Washington DC Native who spent four years playing collegiate football at Old Dominion University and then went on to play professionally in Ancona, Italy and in Krakow, Poland. Through In The Streets, he will continue to interrupt the community norms that dissuade young black men from believing that college is a possibility. Fellonte’s goal is to make the young people in his community feel a sense of opportunity to build their life somewhere other than in the streets.

    Sangeeta Prasad, PsyD
    Sangeeta is a psychologist who engages in long term family work in a mixed income practice. She is an adjunct Professor at The George Washington University’s Human Services and Social Justice program. Her areas of experience include early intervention to prevent the continuation of transgenerational trauma in families, addressing racism in clinical practice and in dialogue spaces, and cultural training focused on adapting psychological practice to meet the actual needs of minority communities.

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I love how Guy and his guests share about their experiences in the Trauma Therapy industry. It’s fascinating to hear their stories and their lessons learnt along the way. What a great resource!

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