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All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous... This podcast features renowned psychologist,Dr. David Van Nuys , brining you in-depth interviews on a broad array of psychological topics including: psychotherapy, dreams, consciousness, depth psychology, business psychology, developmental psychology, mind/body psychology, personal growth, psychology and art, research psychology, social issues, and spirituality. The roster of world-class guests includes: Philip Zimbardo, Charles Tart, Irvin Yalom, Jonathan Haidt, Sara Lazar, Robert Altemeyer, Stanley Krippner, Arnold Mindell, Dacher Keltner, Michael Meade, and David Barlow among others.

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    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.6, 254 Ratings

All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous... This podcast features renowned psychologist,Dr. David Van Nuys , brining you in-depth interviews on a broad array of psychological topics including: psychotherapy, dreams, consciousness, depth psychology, business psychology, developmental psychology, mind/body psychology, personal growth, psychology and art, research psychology, social issues, and spirituality. The roster of world-class guests includes: Philip Zimbardo, Charles Tart, Irvin Yalom, Jonathan Haidt, Sara Lazar, Robert Altemeyer, Stanley Krippner, Arnold Mindell, Dacher Keltner, Michael Meade, and David Barlow among others.

    #699 Health Psychology During The Pandemic With Mark Weisberg PhD

    #699 Health Psychology During The Pandemic With Mark Weisberg PhD

    Dr. Mark Weisberg is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. Additionally, he is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and past vice-president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has worked at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic in St Paul MN for over 30 years and maintains an independent practice in Minneapolis MN.



    Dr. Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine and treatment of chronic physical conditions for over 30 years and teaches nationally and internationally on these topics. He has many publications in the medical, dental, and psychological scientific literature. He is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press), a consumer book on integrative treatment of digestive disorders.

    • 53 min
    #698 An Introduction to The Work of Carl Jung with Gary Bobroff M.A.

    #698 An Introduction to The Work of Carl Jung with Gary Bobroff M.A.

    Gary S. Bobroff is the author of Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung (Acrturus Books, London 2020).  He is the founder of Jungian Online and JUNG Archademy and the developer and facilitator of Archetypal Nature.  He has an MA in Jungian-oriented Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a BA from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #697 Therapy on The Virtual Couch During The Pandemic with UK Analyst Prof. Brett Kahr

    #697 Therapy on The Virtual Couch During The Pandemic with UK Analyst Prof. Brett Kahr

    Over the years, Prof. Brett Kahr has worked in numerous settings, ranging from the British National Health Service, to various universities, to the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he served for many years as Resident Psychotherapist on B.B.C. Radio 2, broadcasting to 15,000,000 people weekly and chairing the B.B.C.’s mental health campaign.  He has also held appointments as Special Media Adviser to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and he is the current Chair of the Media Advisory Group for the British Psychoanalytic Council as well as the Chair of its new Academic Membership Committee.



    Author of 14 books and series editor of more than fifty-five additional titles, his publications include D.W. Winnicott:  A Biographical Portrait, which won the Gradiva Award for Biography; Sex and the Psyche – a study of the traumatic origins of sexual fantasies – which became a Sunday Times best-seller; as well as Tea with Winnicott, chosen as a “Book of the Year” in The Guardian; and, also, Coffee with Freud.  Most recently, he has published How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist.  Recent books include include Bombs in the Consulting Room:  Surviving Psychological Shrapnel and, also, Celebrity Mad:  Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame. Upcoming books include: Corona Cannot Kill the Unconscious: Therapy on the Virtual Couch and Dangerous Lunatics:  Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #696 Growing from Depression with UK Psychiatrist and Philosopher Neel Burton MD

    #696 Growing from Depression with UK Psychiatrist and Philosopher Neel Burton MD

    Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Writer, and Wine-Lover Neel Burton MD was born in 1978 in Curepipe, Mauritius to a Mauritian father and a Zanzibari mother, and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2002, he studied medicine and neuroscience in London. He then moved to Paris, where he worked as a strategy consultant and, later, as an English teacher. In 2003, he returned to medicine and the UK, and, in 2004, went up to Oxford to specialize in psychiatry while simultaneously reading for a Master’s in philosophy in the University of London. He currently lives and teaches in Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Green-Templeton College. He is the recipient of the Society of Authors' Richard Asher Prize, the British Medical Association's Young Authors' Award, the Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award, and a Best in the World Gourmand Award. His work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, and Portuguese.  The book he discusses here with Isabella Clarke is Growing From Depression.

    • 46 min
    #695 Living Like Crazy with Compassion Focused Therapist Paul Gilbert PhD

    #695 Living Like Crazy with Compassion Focused Therapist Paul Gilbert PhD

    Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties - for which compassion focused therapy was developed. He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993. In 2003 Paul was president of the BABCP and a member of the first British Governments’ NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 20 books (including Living Like Crazy) and over 200 papers. In 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charity with the mission statement “to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion” (www.compassionatemind.co.uk). He was awarded an OBE in March 2011.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #694 Psychotherapy and Reality TV with depth therapist Ian Spencer

    #694 Psychotherapy and Reality TV with depth therapist Ian Spencer

    Ian Spencer, M.A. writes: I am a Los Angeles based psychotherapist working in Echo Park. I did my undergraduate studies at Bennington College and received a BA in Literature. I completed my graduate studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara focusing on Depth Psychology. I am a LMFT with a MA in Counseling Psychology. I did my clinical training and internship downtown at the Midnight Mission working with chronically un-housed individuals with dual-diagnosis' and at the Children's Institute in the Compton/Watts office focusing on home visits with families and school age children. Between undergraduate and graduate I worked as a film editor for two decades. I was present and active during the birth of reality TV and watched it evolve into the multi headed beast it is today - broadcast, streaming, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik-Tok. As an editor I had a unique window into this new form of storytelling where the stars were not professionals who only pretended to be someone else, but amateurs who became stars for just being themselves. Even before I became interested in changing my career I was aware that this new medium represented a psychological shift in the way the culture was understanding itself and reflecting itself. I knew we weren't making documentaries, but we weren't making fictions either. In addition it was clear that the effects of the fame was different for reality TV stars than professional actors - a reality TV star was someone who put their real emotional states on the screen for entertainment - emotional gladiators of sorts. The harder they battle the more they are loved or hated, often to devastating psychological consequence. It was after my training as a psychotherapist that I began to realize that reality TV held the shadow material for our culture, and as such it was no wonder that those who lived in shadow material paid a heavy price. It was this population that I became interested in treating.



    Social media and other platforms have grown up interwoven with reality TV. Now anyone with an internet connection has the possibility of becoming internet famous. One viral moment on Instagram, YouTube or Twitter can change the course of a life. There are hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who would love nothing more than to have the spotlight of the world shown on them, yet most are unprepared for the true cost of this kind of attention. Celebrity brings a flood of projections upon the star. These projections are powerful and often succeed in destroying the stability of the receiver's Psyche - Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, to name just a few. In addition single projections can be fatal such as the murder of John Lennon. The smartphone essentially takes projections from fans and creates a lazer-beam that focuses them directly into the user's eyes. If you are an Influencer or otherwise a 'star' of an internet platform you will be exposed to many of the same challenges that Reality TV stars are exposed to.



    The healing community is lagging behind in its understanding of the vulnerability social platforms present to our psyche. Most are focused on defending our social norms against smart phones - a battle I compare to past generations who burned comic books or Jazz records. This defensive attitude is reasonable considering that the digital revolution is threatening our understanding of reality by disrupted everything we thought was solid - our workplace, our parenting, our privacy, our leisure activities, our romance, even our therapy services. Our human endeavors are all strategies evolved over the millennia to contain the energy of our consciousness - work, play, religion, intimacy and art are the vessles that define us and ground our reality. Each time a new hill is crested there is a p

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

venombars ,

Not good

I looked up rap not this bull crap

Katie Joy B. ,

Thinking Allowed

David and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests have done an excellent job at building a platform on which everyone is equally entitled to their own opinions. If you’re looking for a place where you're encouraged to use your own mind to learn and grow intellectually then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks for putting out such a superb show David- keep up the great work!

RoseBlue373 ,

Excellent

Informative and entertaining. I appreciate the honesty exhibited by Dr Dave and guests. Although, I must admit that I skip the reader's mail most of the time, because it's so depressing, and I need to buffer myself in that way. But I think it's amazing that you let those voices be heard!!!! Feeling alone is horrible & dangerous, and you help alleviate that.

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