Yael Schonbrun, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who wears a number of professional hats: she a small private practice specializing in evidence-based relationship therapy, she’s an assistant professor at Brown University, she is a podcast host, and she writes for nonacademic audiences about working parenthood. She has a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and completed her postgraduate training at Brown University. In all areas of her work, she draws on scientific research, her clinical experience, ancient wisdom (with an emphasis on Taoism), and real life experiences with her three little boys. You can find out more about Yael’s writing, including her forthcoming book on work and family, and about her research by clicking the links, and can follow her on Twitter and on Facebook where she posts about the science and practice of work and family.
Listen to Yael's podcast, Psychologists off the ClockPre-order Yael's upcoming book, Work, Parent, ThriveSee Yael's websiteTopics we cover:
What drew you to clinical psychology?What did you love about research?Impact in research vs. therapy / finding a balanceWhy are you fascinated by interpersonal relationships?Advice for prospective graduate studentsRewards and challenges of graduate schoolWhy is evidence-based practice important to you?When did Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) come into the equation? After your post-doc, how did you decide what the balance between clinical work and research would look like for you?How did becoming a mom shift your professional outlook and commitments?Values-based decision-making and the work-life conflictYael’s upcoming book: Work, Parent, ThriveAdvice for a younger audience about working parenthoodHow do each of your roles fill you up? Faculty position, writing, podcasting, and therapyAn ACT exercise to help you make your next career decision: the eulogy exercise (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - minute 58:55)Yael’s and Maya’s valuesHow is being a clinical psychologist in line with your values?The power of psychological flexibilityWhat is one skill, quality, or general factor that has served you no matter where you went in life? Visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox! Follow @psych_mic on Instagram to submit questions for speakers and stay in the loop.
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