79 episodes

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.

The AAMFT Podcast American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

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    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

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 78: Graham Danzer

    Episode 78: Graham Danzer

    Graham Danzer is a research-informed forensic psychologist and author of the book: Therapist Self-Disclosure: An Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners. Graham sits down with Eli to discuss the benefits and challenges of navigating self-disclosure with various populations, the importance of making disclosures brief and relevant and of lower intimacy content, and the balancing self-disclosure in marketing materials like websites. Finally, they discuss the importance of developing a policy on personal disclosure.

    • 44 min
    Episode 77: Renee Rienecke

    Episode 77: Renee Rienecke

    Renee Rienecke, PhD, FAED, is a clinical psychologist and Director of Research for Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Centers and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University. This week Eli sits down with her to discuss eating disorders, and their effect on individuals and families. They discuss the categories of eating disorders, therapeutic techniques, such as family-based therapy (FBT) and the Maudsley Method, and the importance of evidence-based treatment. Finally they discuss the important role parents play in family-based treatment.

    • 42 min
    Episode 76: David Kessler

    Episode 76: David Kessler

    David Kessler is one of the world's foremost experts on loss, the founder of Grief.com, and coauthored two books with Louise Hay and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. He sits down with Eli to discuss his journey to find his own healing, his work and relationship with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and common misconception about the five stages of dying. Finally he discusses the non-linear, observational nature of the stages, describing them as descriptive rather than prescriptive.

    • 52 min
    Episode 75: Andrea Wittenborn and Kendal Holtrop

    Episode 75: Andrea Wittenborn and Kendal Holtrop

    This week’s episode is a special show featuring the co-editors of the JMFT Special Anniversary Issue: Andrea Wittenborn and Kendal Holtrop. Dr. Andrea Wittenborn is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies. She also holds an appointment in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Kendal Holtrop is an Associate Professor of Human Development and family studies. She obtained her PhD from Michigan State University in 2011, served on the faculty at Florida State University for six years, and then returned to MSU in 2017. In this episode, they discuss topics and interventions from the special issue, the importance of consuming research and staying up-to-date, and the move in research toward focusing on external validity. Finally, they ask: what are conditions relevant to stakeholder groups, and how do we make the research highly relevant to public health?Teneo is AAMFT’s online education platform and provides clinical training with a focus on systems and relational therapies. Teneo courses are all online and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Courses can be started, paused, and completed at any time to accommodate busy mental health professionals’ schedules. Teneo course are approved by many state regulatory boards to provide Continuing Education credit hours, and cover such diverse topics as: Marketing your Practice, Eldercare, Working with LGBTQ Clients, and Ethics. Explore the course catalog at www.aamft.org/learning and use code TENEO10 for 10% off your purchase.

    • 50 min
    Episode 74: Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

    Episode 74: Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

    Jill Freedman and Gene Combs are Co-Directors of Evanston Family Therapy Center, as well as founding members of the Chicago Center for Family Health, an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago. In this episode they discuss the genesis of narrative therapy, remember Michael White and his many contributions to the field, and techniques and practices such as relational identity which have made a difference working with families. They also discuss the importance of the post-structuralist world view and narrative metaphor.Teneo is AAMFT’s online education platform and provides clinical training on various topics with a focus on systems and relational therapies, offering continuing education credits for mental health professionals. Explore our course catalog at www.aamft.org/learning and use code TENEO10 for 10% off your purchase.

    • 48 min
    Episode 73: Stan Tatkin

    Episode 73: Stan Tatkin

    In part two of this two-episode focus on neurobiology and couple functioning, Eli sits down with Stan Tatkin. Stan is the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of PACT—A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy and an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s David Geffen School Medicine. Stan sits down with Eli for a discussion on psychobiological approaches to couples therapy. Stan discusses his “origin story” of how he started working with couples, attachment theory as compliment to couples therapy, and strategies for self-soothing and autoregulation. Finally, he discusses interactive couples therapy, and how he uses state changes and movement to moderate fight or flight brain changes.Teneo is AAMFT’s online education platform and provides clinical training with a focus on systems and relational therapies. Teneo courses are all online and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Courses can be started, paused, and completed at any time to accommodate busy mental health professionals’ schedules. Teneo course are approved by many state regulatory boards to provide Continuing Education credit hours, and cover such diverse topics as: Marketing your Practice, Eldercare, Working with LGBTQ Clients, and Ethics. Explore the course catalog at www.aamft.org/learning and use code TENEO10 for 10% off your purchase.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

AndiMFT ,

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!

Thinkwriter ,

Outstanding Podcast!

I certainly enjoy Dr. Eli Karam and the AAMFT podcast! Discovered it fairly frequently and added it to my growing list of “podcasts not to miss.” Some of my favorite AAMFT podcast programs thus far have featured the following remarkable individuals: Cloe Madanes, Monica McGoldrick, Manijeh Daneshpour, Richard Schwartz, Patricia Papernow, Jackie Williams-Reade, Scott Sells, and Froma Walsh. I love Dr. Karam’s interviewing style, his questions, and his enthusiasm. Each podcast seems well-edited and is not only interesting but also a great review of some of the people I admire and have learned from along the way (especially the pioneer series - love it!). Thank you AAMFT for providing this terrific podcast. I look forward to listening to all the ones I’ve missed, as well as the ones to come.

Alexishusson ,

Lifesaver

This podcast has been a lifesaver for my education and growth as a MFT during the pandemic! Great guests and interesting, relevant topics.

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