In depth discussions with therapists and counselors about the art, science and technique of psychotherapy. Hosts RJ Thomas and John Webber sit down with experienced and aspiring therapists to discuss how they work, their orientations, techniques and what it’s really like to sit down with clients and get the work done. Not simply a psychology podcast, for professional and the public alike, Talking Therapy offers insights in the world of the working therapist and client. Guests include Marriage and Family Therapists, Lisenced Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and more.
Talking Therapy Ep. 41 The Making of a Therapist Part 1
RJ and John sit down with “Rebeca.” Rebecca is the pseudonym of a new marriage and family therapy student. She is a young woman who has decided to embark on her education and training in psychology and counseling. This will be a multi-part series where we touch base with Rebecca time to time throughout her education and training. RJ and John both listen to her experience and offer advice.
Talking Therapy Ep. 40 Victor Yalom, PhD. On What We Can Learn from The Greats
Therapist, internet entrepreneur and cartoonist Victor Yalom, PhD joins us to talk about what he has learned from the greats. As someone who has had access to some of the greatest minds in the field he has some very interesting things to say about presence and being with clients in the here and now. Victor is also owner of the site Psychotherapy.net, a collection of articles, videos and so much more. He tells us how it all began with a simple recording of his mentor James Bugental.
Talking Therapy Ep. 39 Therapy in the time of Coronavirus with Dr. Amir Ettekal
The world with Coronavirus has posed challenges for therapists everywhere. With significant parts of the country in extensive lockdown many of us have switched our entire practices to an online format. Will this change therapy forever or is this just a slight adjustment - or are we all just suffering from Adjustment Disorder? RJ and John practice social distancing by logging on with psychiatrist Dr. Amir Ettekal to talk about what it’s like to do therapy and be with clients in a virtual space.
Talking Therapy Ep. 38 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Dr. Martha Koo
Dr. Martha Koo of the Neurowellness Spa in Manhattan Beach, CA sits down with the boys to talk about the FDA approved treatment of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or TMS). Dr. Koo, a psychiatrist, talks about how TMS works and how it can help. She also discusses some of the other treatments her clinic offers including IV Ketamine and Photobiomodulation.
Talking Therapy Ep. 37 Making a Living in Psychotherapy with Moe Gelbart, PhD
John and RJ sit down to talk with one of the lions of the field of psychotherapy, Dr. Moe Gelbart. An administrator, therapist and businessman, Dr. Gelbart recounts a long and successful career in psychotherapy and gives the boys insight into how helped people and made a good living in psychotherapy.
This episode is exclusively sponsored by Ben Caldwell Labs, creating a more empowered, more effective generation of psychotherapists. Check them out at www.bencaldwelllabs.com.
Talking Therapy Ep. 36 Working with Suicide with Norine VanderHooven, LCSW
Suicide may be one of the most intense and difficult things for any therapist to work with. Norine VanderHooven, LCSW and Chair of the Youth Suicide Prevention Committee for the American Association of Suicidology joins us to talk about facts and strategies to use with clients expressing suicidal ideation.
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I am a online MFT grad student at NCU and I use this podcast to stay connected and supplement my classes. Thank you ! Your interview with Dr. Sue Johnson has been a great inspiration and helped me write a great paper.
Check the ego
Interested in the topic, but when I heard them talk down to / over a female guest, I turned it off.
Hosts need to shape up
Good guests, good idea for a podcast and valuable information but I have trouble listening because of how the hosts conduct themselves. I’m listening to episode 38 and they keep talking over the guest and otherwise don’t let her simply answer at length. They also begin with some specific questions rather than general ones that would let her provide a comprehensive intro to the topic. I recommend the hosts listen to some good interviewers, eg Terry Gross, and note how much talking she does (i.e. very little) and learn how to sit back a bit. They also interject with wow, statements to show they understand etc. They refer to themselves as “the boys” in episode descriptions, and indeed the tone feels a bit immature and unsophisticated. And now I’ve done too much talking...