The AAMFT Podcast is an all-access pass to the latest news, developments, and thought leaders in the world of systemic therapy. Hosted by Dr. Eli Karam, it strives to relate, educate, and innovate one episode at a time. The episodes explore topics that relationship-based therapists care about, and features unique conversations and interviews with established experts. The show provides information and education on direct practice and emerging trends in the MFT profession.
Episode 102: Bill Pinsof
In one of the most personal and revealing interviews in AAMFT Podcast history, Eli explores with Bill his origin story and both his successes and challenges throughout his pioneering journey into systemic therapy integration.
Episode 101: Steven Porges
In this episode, Eli sits down with Dr. Porges to talk about his latest book aimed at the general public. It definitively presents how Polyvagal Theory can be understandable to all and demonstrates how its practical principles are applicable to anyone looking to live their safest, best, healthiest, and happiest life.
Episode 100: Deb Dana
In this episode, Deb and Eli discuss practical Polyvagal skills and how we can use Polyvagal Theory to transform the way we navigate our professional and personal relationships.
Episode 99: Dr. Doug Snyder
In this episode, Eli dives deep with Dr. Doug Snyder into a proven, research-based approach for treating couples impacted by the trauma of infidelity to learn the clinical skills that will empower your couples to recover after significant breaches of trust.
Episode 98: Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
In this episode, Eli sits down with Dr. Lewis to discuss the four components of sibling ghosts: frozen images, crystalized roles, unhealthy loyalty, and sibling transference.
Episode 97: Sara Reed
In this episode, Eli talks with a MFT leader in this area, Sara Reed. Sara is a mental health futurist and has spent her early career reimagining effective mental health care in the medical system.
Episode titles by subject instead of guest
As a student in an MAMFT program, I have enjoyed many of the episodes. Thanks! My only suggestion would be to title them differently. I’d like for the title to mention the topic each episode is about. The name of the guest (the way titles are now) does not help audiences find subjects they are interested in. I understand guests are known experts. But for someone like me, who is new in the field, just their name does not tell me anything.
I have learned a tremendous amount from this podcast on the systemic model of marriage and family therapy. Institutions do not train well on the nuances of the relational model…(at least my program did not) and I was able to glean a lot from each of the people the host brought on. Dr. Eli Karam is a terrific host and does a fabulous job interviewing different personalities. I have sent several episodes to classmates of mine in our MS in Counseling degree program here in California. Thank you for this podcast!
Love this podcast
Not only do I get to learn more about specific topics and get recommendations for further reading, I also remember why I am passionate about this Marriage and Family Therapy and systemic approaches. I have been sending and posting specific episodes to many of my colleagues. I have learned so much from this podcast. I highly recommend it!