30 min

Episode 18. Dr. Paul Nussbaum: Practical Neuropsychology Defining US: America‘s Classroom for the Heart and Mind

    • Education

In this episode of Defining Us…Stacey DeWitt interviews Dr. Paul Nussbaum. Dr. Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that provides independent medical examinations, record reviews, and case management for those suffering neurological and neurobehavioral disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, he has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. Dr. Nussbaum educates the public on the basics of the human brain and how to keep the brain healthy over the entire lifespan. He has presented his views on brain health at the United Nations, National Press Club, Mensa, Sirius Radio, and CSPAN. His keynote presentations are both informative and fun and he is often interviewed by the local and national press/media.  
Powerful Moments 
Throughout this podcast there are powerful moments that provide deeper insight into the individuals and topics discussed in this podcast.   
0:42 – Dr. Paul Nussbaum’s background and why he became passionate for the work he does 
4;09 – How to position our brains to be loving, kind, and nurturing 
6:07 – The pressure for us to focus on how we perceive things
10:03 – The Importance of Mindfulness
11:55 – The Reflex Metaphor
14:15 – Use your cell phone in a good way
22:59 – Developing new strategies for constructive conversations
24:23 – Emotional intelligence in teaching 
Critical Reflection Questions (During and After the Listening) 
Use the following critical reflection questions to make deeper meaning of the topics discussed in this episode. 
How do my own identity, experiences and knowledge influence my understanding of this topic?  
How does this topic connect with my current context? 
What are the implications to my practice? 
How can I support students in taking on and solving big important problems? 
How will I continue the conversation in my school/community/organization? 
Inside the Conversation  
Want to know more? Continue the learning with some of the important individuals, organizations, and topics discussed in this episode. 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum's Brain Center Lifestyle Website 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum's YouTube Channel 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum on Instagram 
Brain Health Lifestyle on Twitter
@DrNuss 
Follow Us to Join the Conversation 
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In this episode of Defining Us…Stacey DeWitt interviews Dr. Paul Nussbaum. Dr. Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that provides independent medical examinations, record reviews, and case management for those suffering neurological and neurobehavioral disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, he has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. Dr. Nussbaum educates the public on the basics of the human brain and how to keep the brain healthy over the entire lifespan. He has presented his views on brain health at the United Nations, National Press Club, Mensa, Sirius Radio, and CSPAN. His keynote presentations are both informative and fun and he is often interviewed by the local and national press/media.  
Powerful Moments 
Throughout this podcast there are powerful moments that provide deeper insight into the individuals and topics discussed in this podcast.   
0:42 – Dr. Paul Nussbaum’s background and why he became passionate for the work he does 
4;09 – How to position our brains to be loving, kind, and nurturing 
6:07 – The pressure for us to focus on how we perceive things
10:03 – The Importance of Mindfulness
11:55 – The Reflex Metaphor
14:15 – Use your cell phone in a good way
22:59 – Developing new strategies for constructive conversations
24:23 – Emotional intelligence in teaching 
Critical Reflection Questions (During and After the Listening) 
Use the following critical reflection questions to make deeper meaning of the topics discussed in this episode. 
How do my own identity, experiences and knowledge influence my understanding of this topic?  
How does this topic connect with my current context? 
What are the implications to my practice? 
How can I support students in taking on and solving big important problems? 
How will I continue the conversation in my school/community/organization? 
Inside the Conversation  
Want to know more? Continue the learning with some of the important individuals, organizations, and topics discussed in this episode. 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum's Brain Center Lifestyle Website 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum's YouTube Channel 
Dr. Paul Nussbaum on Instagram 
Brain Health Lifestyle on Twitter
@DrNuss 
Follow Us to Join the Conversation 
Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on social media and in our comments section.  
Defining US | Twitter   
Defining US | Instagram 
Defining US | Facebook 
Defining US | LinkedIn
Defining US | Spotify
Defining US | PodBean
Defining US | Apple Music 
Follow Our Host  
Stacey Dewitt on Defining Us
Stacey DeWitt on Twitter 
Contact Us for Additional Information on:  
Hosting a Documentary Screening and Panel 
Network Experts and Organizations 
Professional Learning
Multi-Media and Print Resources 
 https://definingus.org/take-action/ 
Check Out More Defining Us Programming 
If you are a new listener to Defining Us, we would love to hear from you.  Please visit us at www.definingus.org today!  

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