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The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


Why You Need to Understand the 4 Schools of Psychology with Dr Larry Waldman on The Healers Café with Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Dr Larry Waldman  who is passionate about teaching mental health practitioners how to develop a successful practice and become an effective clinician.  I am also very interested in teaching parents to parent and instructing therapists to help parents raise responsible resilient kids.


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Highlights from today's episode include:


Dr. Larry Waldman (09:00):

So hypothetically let's say this child grew up in a home, which was chaotic. Let let's say the, the parents argued frequently. Maybe mother perhaps was depressed herself and so on. And so therefore this child grew up in an environment where at any moment at any time something could happen, you know a pot could be thrown across the room. Somebody could have a temper tantrum, a door might slam or, and so on. And so the child then came to view their world as a dangerous place. And as a place that that could change on a dime where they have no control at that they're insignificant and so on. Well, you can see if that's what this child learned, and by the way, given their life at that moment, that's not unrealistic. They have, an accurate view of what it was, what was going on, but what happens you see, as the child develops this life view and then carries it on into their adulthood.


Dr. Larry Waldman (16:28):

II've had many individuals who that I work with and so on. And, you know, and often I'll say that, you know, you're doing a good job of depression. you're staying up late, you're sleeping through the days. So you're mixing your days and nights up around, you're eating junk, You're not answering the phone. You're not socializing. When, you go out, you don't smile. You don't even brush your teeth. You know, you wear old clothes and so forth. You know, you look and act like you're depressed. So you're doing depression. I use behavioural psychology, particularly when I work with parents, because it's, it's the easiest, if you will, to comprehend and to implement.


Dr. Manon (23:21):

So, in a sense what I'm hearing you say is that it's good for the patient or the client to somehow be informed about the type of therapist that they're going to go to. It's like, you know, You're not going to ask a butcher what the right vegetables are to eat. It's not going to be the same thing. So you have to align with the type of therapy that makes that you feel resonates with you on some level, you really make a good point.





About Dr Larry Waldman


Dr. Waldman is a recently semi-retired licensed clinical, forensic psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona.  He conducted a highly successful private practice of 45 years working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner.  He also consulted with family, personal injury, immigration and estate planning attorneys.  His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003.


Waldman was the past president of the Maricopa Psychological Society, the Director of Psychological Services for Charter Psychiatric Hospital of Glendale and was an “Official Guide” (top expert) on Parenting for  He continues as a Medical Consultant for the Social Security Office in Phoenix, an adjunct graduate professor in the Counseling Department for the University of Phoenix, and serves on the professional advisory board of Stepping Stones of Hope, a charitable organization serving children whom have lost a parent.  Waldman is the co-chair of the Early Career Psychologists Committee with the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA).  He is also certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a (senior) fitness specialist. 


In addition to numerous articles which have been published in the local Phoenix media and in the national press, Waldman has (thus far) written seven books:  Who’s Raising Whom?  Coping with Your Adolescent; How Come I Love Him But Can’t Live with Him? The Graduate Course You Never Had; Too Busy Earning a Living to Make Your Fortune? Overcoming Your Negotiaphobia: Negotiating Through Your Life; and Love Your Child More Than You Hate your Ex.


Dr. Waldman trained as a public speaker.  His signature presentations are: The Business of Private Practice—The Graduate Course You Never Had and Teaching Parents to Parent.  He has made over 150 paid presentations in his career to attorneys, chiropractors, psychologists, family therapists, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school counselors. To the community Waldman speaks on parenting, marriage, stress, depression and anxiety, wellness, grand parenting and psychotherapy.  His seminars are organized, practical and entertaining—offering “edutainment.”


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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:


Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.


About The Healers Café:


Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.


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