A master class in psychotherapy to help very disturbed and even violent people. Bertram Karon, PhD may be the most experienced clinician and researcher in the world concerning drug-free treatment of people labeled “schizophrenic” or rejected as incurably violent. He is also the most articulate. Bert provides very detailed real life stories and concludes with scientific research.
My guest Rebecca Hatton, PsyD is trained in the Open Dialogue family therapy approach to treating psychosis. The model program produces complete remission and return to work or school in over 80% using little or no drugs. Knowing about this is a must for anyone interested in what direction our field needs to take. Very informative
Paula Caplan, PhD, psychologist, researcher, author and courageous advocate gives profound insight into the fraud and greed that keep psychiatric diagnosis alive and well–while those diagnosed have their lives destroyed. Very powerful!
Danish physician and scientist Peter Gøtzsche and I provide an extremely hard-hitting critique of psychiatric drugs and involuntary treatment. Dr. Gøtzsche is hero! Listen and benefit, and also attend two upcoming conferences in Denmark and England.
I report on James Holmes, the Aurora shooter, and how Zoloft helped turn him from harboring violent thoughts to committing mass murder. Then Martha Rosenberg, a top investigative reporter, talks with me about drug company front groups pushing poisons on children and college students, and bad outcomes that are guaranteed.
Robert Whitaker, one of the best researchers ever in psychiatry and mental health, talks about why psychiatry has pursued its current state of moral dilapidation. Then we go on together to discuss the deep social harm caused by what Bob calls psychiatry’s “impoverished philosophy of being.” I hope you will listen and be inspired by this interesting conversation.
My guest Gregory A. Smith, MD talks about his new film, American Addict II, examines the corruption of American society by drug dealers (legal and illegal), and describes his informed therapeutic approach to withdrawal from psychiatric drugs and opiates. Full of good facts and inspiring.
Gina and Bob Nikkel keep us abreast of cutting edge, pioneering work sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, including the Voice Hearers movement, non-drug company medical education, and long-term follow studies of people labeled schizophrenic. There is hope–and its represented by these two great people and their growing organization. Download this episode (right click and save)
Jennifer Maurer, fun coach, play coaches me on the air, much to my benefit and very likely for yours as well. Find out the importance of play in our lives and in therapy. It’s greater than you might think.
Jeanne Stolzer and I talk again about love, attachment theory, secrets to life, the origins of anxiety, our relationships with dogs, and what it means to be both a mammal and a human being. I loved it.