38 episodes

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 Podcast RJ Thomas, John Webber

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6, 27 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mferretta ,

Great podcast

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.

AlwaysOverwhelmed ,

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...

Eggo1313 ,

Interesting, but...

I write this review with the disclaimer that I am not a therapist, but a social scientist who is very interested in the social and cultural dynamics in and around therapy. I appreciate this podcast for the important topics it covers and have learned a great deal about the theoretical and practical ins and outs of therapy. It is intellectually stimulating and the conversations rich.

That said, I can’t help but be disappointed by the hosts’ tendency to talk over or jump to “interpret for” guests — especially when guests are women. While I haven’t listened to every episode, I listened to a selection of episodes featuring both male and female guests and observed this dynamic in multiple episodes. The hosts would occasionally get excited and interrupt male guests, but they seemed to more regularly re-phrase or attempt to translate before the guest had finished their thought when it was women speaking.

I wish the hosts the best and thank them for their interesting and insightful episodes, I just hope they’ll be especially mindful of this moving forward given what we know about this phenomenon in workplaces, activism, and other social spaces.

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