Muffy Walker, President & Co-founder of The International Bipolar Foundation, stops by the podcast to talk about the foundation. Their goals include “the elimination of bipolar disorder” and they provide multiple services, resource and public education. Muffy also offers tips for parents and others looking to advocate for people with bipolar disorder and other problems.
Do you know someone you’d like to help get in to mental health treatment? Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Komrad is the author of the book “You Need Help! A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.” Dr. Komrad talked with Dr. Finnerty about how people can go about encouraging their loved ones to seek treatment when needed.
Podcast 10 is the first part of a “Parenting Double Feature.” Podcast 11 will also be on parenting. Podcast 10 features Dr. Alan Kazdin who is a psychologist with a “black belt” in parenting, an evidence-based approach to working with defiant kids and a great sense of humor. He is a Past President of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kazdin is known for many things including authoring books on Parent Management Training and The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child.
The author of the #1 most recommended self-help book on depression (which has sold millions of copies) comes by the podcast to talk about ways people can reduce their depression and anxiety. David D. Burns, MD describes techniques for dealing with anxiety and depression and talks Cognitive Therapy as well as a newer approach called T.E.A.M. Therapy. Find out how the way you’re thinking might be impacting whether or not you’re “feeling good.”
Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein, a Clinical Geropsychologist with 30 years of experience, visits the podcast to talk about healthy aging and memory concerns. She has done a lot of innovative and interesting things with her practice and people interested in aging and memory concerns should take notice. See if you can guess which is mightier… the pen or the pill.
If you could only talk to one person about ADHD it should be Russell Barkley, Ph.D. Dr. Barkley is the author of countless publications for both professionals and the general public. Now you can hear him talk about managing ADHD and the science behind why we shouldn’t be blaming parents for neurodevelopmental problems.
We all know from cartoons that when someone hits their head birds will circle around them or perhaps stars will appear. However, if someone you love hits their head would you know what to look for and how to respond? Psychologist Dr. Todd Finnerty interviews Dr. Tom Sullivan, a Neuropsychologist who has worked with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and others on managing concussions. Learn about concussions and what you should look for if someone you love gets hurt.