Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

In this episode, I speak with Matthew Mandelbaum (PhD) about DBT.

Have a listen and you’ll learn who DBT is for, goals of the therapy, treatment modalities, essential features, and more.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Mandelbaum.


Tune in and learn about psychodrama, sociometry, and some specific techniques used in individual and group settings.

You’ll also learn about concretization and how it’s used in psychodrama, as well as the difference between psychodrama and experiential therapy.  Click here to learn more about my guest, Dr. Tian Dayton.

Neuroscience-Based Therapy

Tune in and learn about brain-based therapy also known as neuroscience-based therapy. It’s helpful to understand the biological processes and aspects that underlie cognition. And my discussion, with Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is loaded with great insight!

Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is an exciting field that is often misrepresented on television and in the movies.  Check out this episode where Dr. Joni Johnston and I explore a variety of related themes, including how often a defendant fakes incompetency, psychopaths, sociopaths, and antisocial personality disorder.

Using MRI to Improve Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

An MRI can show structural deformities in the brain, but what role does MRI play in diagnosing mental illness? The current state of research in this area is exciting! In this session, Dr. Andrew Gerber and I discuss where research is heading. We also talk about the gaps in knowledge relative to complex psychiatric disorders, and potential benefits of MRI in the future. You can learn more about Dr. Andrew Gerber and the Austen Riggs Center at http://www.austenriggs.org/


Art Therapy

Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. – American Art Therapy Assoc.

My guest on this session is Dr. Mary Andrus. Mary has been working as an art therapist since graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. She was worked with a wide variety of populations in various settings. She specializes in treating adults and adolescents using a person centered approach. Her specialty is in working with trauma, abuse, grief and loss and mood disorders. She has been teaching Graduate Art Therapy Courses since 2008 and in 2010  served as President of the Illinois Art Therapy Association. She has presented locally and nationally on the practice of art therapy. She has been in private practice since 2007 and incorporated Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd in May of 2013.  You can learn more about Dr. Andrus at http://www.art-therapist.org/

Patrons can click here to listen to this episode two weeks before the rest of the world!