Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast
The podcast to help you in your journey towards becoming a wise, empathic, genuine and connected mental health professional.
The Dark Triad (Psychopathy, Narcissism, Machiavellianism), sexually violent predators, Ted Bundy, and porn.
Feb 6 • 108 min
Ted Bundy came off as friendly and charming, described as “one of us.” A friend of his from Washington State even said, “He’s the kind of person you’d want your sister to marry.” As disturbing as this is, it is a common trait of psychopathic antisocial…
How to treat violent and aggressive patients
Jan 23 • 63 min
How Empathy Works And How To Improve It
Jan 8 • 65 min
ADHD: Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment
Dec 14, 2018 • 56 min
Understanding Placebo
Nov 29, 2018 • 61 min
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Nov 14, 2018 • 57 min
In this podcast and article Dr. Kelly Rivinius, a licensed clinical psychologist who helps women suffering from PMAD, gives her insights about PMAD, its risk factors, prevention, and her own experience with perinatal OCD and anxiety.
Therapeutic Alliance Part 2: Meaning and Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy
Oct 30, 2018 • 47 min
In the celebrated book Man’s Search for Meaning, author Viktor Frankl wrote about his intimate and horrific Holocaust experience. He found that meaning often came from the prisoners’ small choices—to maintain belief in human dignity in the midst of being…
Psychiatric Approach to Delirium with Dr. Timothy Lee
Oct 8, 2018 • 49 min
Ketamine and Psychedelics with Dr. Michael Cummings
Sep 25, 2018 • 37 min
What has piqued interest in psychiatry is that infusion of a smaller dose of ketamine produces a rapid response in terms of reversal of depressed mood, suicidality, and some treatment-resistant depressed patients.
What is psychodynamic theory?
Sep 20, 2018 • 50 min
Advice for medical students applying to psychiatric residency
Sep 16, 2018 • 11 min
Therapeutic Alliance Part 1
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
How to Treat Emotional Trauma
Aug 22, 2018 • 70 min
This week on the podcast I spoke with fellow therapist, Randy Stinnett Psy. D, about how trauma works, and how we can help our patients overcome it.
Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Aug 11, 2018 • 51 min
The History and Nuances of Bipolar Illness
Aug 2, 2018 • 52 min
The History, Mechanism and Use of Antidepressants
Jul 24, 2018 • 59 min
Emotional Shutdown—Understanding Polyvagal Theory
Jul 10, 2018 • 98 min
Have you ever felt like you wavered between anxiety and panic, or feeling totally emotionally numb? Did you know that’s one of the ways your body is wired to protect you? There are ways to feel healthy, normal, and deal with the reason you feel that way.…
The Psychology of Procrastination
Jul 3, 2018
This week’s podcast guest, Dr. Jackson Brammer used to be an expert procrastinator. He used a few simple tricks to overcome his procrastination habit, and he’s sharing how he transformed his life on this week’s episode of the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy…
How to Fix Emotional Detachment
Jun 30, 2018 • 61 min
The History and Use of Antipsychotics
Jun 19, 2018 • 45 min
In the latest podcast, Dr. Cummings and I talked about antipsychotics, the particular branch of psychopharmacology that deals with medicines that treat psychotic experiences and other mental disorders.
How Psychiatric Medications Work with Dr. Cummings
Jun 12, 2018 • 50 min
Prescribing Strength Training for Depression
May 29, 2018 • 52 min
Using Microexpressions in Psychotherapy
May 24, 2018 • 42 min
In the third and final installment on microexpressions, Ariana Cunningham and Dr. David Puder talk about how learning microexpressions can help you build empathy and connect with other people.
Microexpressions: Fear, Surprise, Disgust, Empathy, and Creating Connection Part 2
May 15, 2018 • 47 min
This week, we will continue uncovering how different microexpressions look on the face and feel in our body, and their corresponding emotions.
Microexpressions to Make Microconnections Part 1
May 8, 2018
Microexpressions are brief, involuntary facial expressions that are cues to the true emotions that someone is feeling. We see microexpressions in tiny twitches of the brows, the lips and nose. They can last for as little as 1/15th of a second on the face.
Hormonal Contraceptives & Mental Health
May 3, 2018 • 37 min
New research on hormonal contraceptives, “the pill”, and how it influences mental health.
Postpartum Depression with Dr. Pereau
Apr 24, 2018 • 49 min
This week on the podcast, I joined with Dr. Pereau to talk about postpartum depression, both from a personal level and as those who treat it in our patients.
Performance Enhancement with Dr. MaryEllen Eller
Apr 17, 2018 • 52 min
Our bodies are “wired” to perform. Learning how to consciously modulate your internal sympathetic state is the key to unlocking optimal performance.
Sensorium: Medications, Drugs (THC, Alcohol), Medical Issues, Sleep, and Free Will
Apr 5, 2018
How I optimize patients’ brain function through choice of medications, drugs, and free will…
Exercise as a Prescription for Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Stress (like Diabetes) and Sensorium
Mar 23, 2018 • 36 min
Exercise is a powerful way to optimize mood and sensorium for the long term
Diet on Cognitive Function, Brain Optimization, Sensorium Part 2
Mar 15, 2018 • 24 min
Dr. David Puder covers research on how to optimize brain function through diet.
Schizophrenia with Dr. Cummings: Controversies, Brain Science, Crime, History, Exercise, Successful Treatment
Mar 6, 2018 • 57 min
We covered schizophrenia: brain changes, long term treatment, violence, lifestyle and controversy…
Physicians Receiving Treatment, with Dr. Trenkle
Feb 28, 2018 • 47 min
We discussed difficulties we had in contemplating getting care for different issues we faced. Hopefully this will open a discussion regarding the conflicts providers have in engaging needed help.
Sensorium: Total Brain Function Optimization Part 1
Feb 19, 2018 • 41 min
Sensorium is the total brain capacity for focusing, processing, and interpreting. It is not a static state—it can fluctuate throughout the day. In this episode I discuss how I increase patient’s sensorium.
A Journey Learning Psychotherapy, with Randy Stinnett, Psy.D
Feb 13, 2018 • 32 min
Discussion on learning psychotherapy, the interpersonal, formative mentors, and staying open to feedback…
Inpatient Child and Adolescent Suicidality, “Culture of death”, “13 Reasons Why” with Dr. Britt
Feb 6, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. Britt, an expert with three decades of experience, breaks down the increasing trend in teen suicide.
Psychopathy with Michael A. Cummings M.D.
Jan 29, 2018 • 56 min
What is a psychopath and how would you identify one? How are they different from most people? All these and more, answered by a world expert.
Cognitive Distortions and Practicing Truth
Jan 23, 2018 • 36 min
Identify habitual negative thoughts and put them on trial
The Basics of the Psychiatric Interview Part 1
Jan 16, 2018 • 59 min
Dr. David Puder’s approach to getting a psychiatric history on the first visit.