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The Science of Psychotherapy

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Topics on the science of psychotherapy and psychology hosted by the editors of The Science of Psychotherapy magazine. This podcast covers the neuroscience, neurobiology, biology, sociology, brain science, and even the quantum and metaphysical elements that affect our mental well being and how unders… read more

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Jennifer Sweeton talks about brain regions and therapy

November 16th, 2021


Today we talk with clinical and forensic psychologist Dr Jennifer Sweeton. Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Sweeton is a best-selling …

Jon Lieff talks about cellular communication

October 31st, 2021


Today we talk to Dr Jon Lieff, MD, who is a neuropsychiatrist with a BA in Mathematics from Yale University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He …

Avigail Lev talks Interpersonal Problems

October 25th, 2021


Dr. Avigail Lev (Abby) is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and a certified mediator. She utilizes evidence-based practices, including …

Michael Hoyt and Flavio Cannistrà talk single sessions

October 17th, 2021


Richard Hill catches up with long time friend Michael Hoyt in the USA and Flavio Cannistrà in Italy to talk about single session therapy.

You can find more about single session therapy here

Temple Grandin talks about navigating autism

October 9th, 2021


We talk to Dr. Temple Grandin (famous as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior) and Dr. Debra Moore (a …

Stephen Porges talk about Polyvagal Safety

September 26th, 2021


Today we have the pleasure of talking to Dr Stephen Porges about his new book Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation.

You can …

Susan Aposhyan talks Heart Open Body Awake

September 20th, 2021


Today we talk to Susan Aposhyan about her new book Heart Open, Body Awake: The Four Steps of Embodied Spirituality. In this book she introduces us to embodied spiritual practices and the importance of combining the …

Steven Taylor talk about the psychology of pandemics

September 12th, 2021


Today we get to talk to Steven Taylor, Ph.D., who is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of …

Francis Lee Stevens talks afffective neuroscience in psychotherapy

September 6th, 2021


Today we talk to Dr Francis Lee Stevens who's latest book, Affective Neuroscience in Psychotherapy, offers an alternative model of psychotherapy, using the patient’s emotions as the focal point of treatment. This unique …

Chanté DeLoach talks telehealth for mental health

August 28th, 2021


We had the good fortune today to talk to Dr Chanté DeLoach, or "Dr. D" as she is affectionately known, who is a licensed clinical psychologist and …

Erin Bulluss talks Autism

August 21st, 2021


Dr Erin Bulluss, PhD., talks to us about her practice as a clinical psychologist and an autistic who works with autistic clients.

You can find out …

Paul Leslie talks Creative Perspectives on Therapeutic Interaction

August 14th, 2021


Our good friend Paul J. Leslie has written yet another book, this time "Transforming Themes: Creative perspectives on therapeutic interaction". So we …

Dr Alena Pribyl talks about the gut microbiome

August 7th, 2021


As part of a documentary series we are producing we talked to Dr Alena Pribyl from Microba in Brisbane, Australia, about the gut microbiome and specifically what this has to do with mental health. She was so interesting …

Andrew Thomas talks about the Rainbow Map

July 31st, 2021


Andrew Thomas (MBACP in the UK) has developed a tool he calls the Rainbow Map that is being used by therapists in many modalities for trauma and …

John Arden talks Long COVID

July 24th, 2021


Today we catch up with long-time contributor and friend Dr John Arden and talk about the long term mental health impacts of COVID-19. It was a long conversation so we give you a 30min segment here, but if you want to …

Carl Erik Fisher talks addiction

July 16th, 2021


Dr Carl Erik Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, where he teaches topics related to psychiatry, law, …

Mythic Imagination Today with Terry Marks-Tarlow

July 9th, 2021


Today we catch up with regular contributor to The Science of Psychotherapy, Dr Terry Marks-Tarlow, who talks to us today about her latest writing

Rachel Zoffness talks Pain Management

June 15th, 2021


We were fortunate to be able to talk to Dr. Rachel Zoffness, who is a pain & health psychologist, medical consultant, author, speaker, and expert …

Dr Moshe Perl talks neurofeedback

May 17th, 2021


Dr. Moshe Perl is a world-class expert in neurofeedback and QEEG/EEG analysis, areas in which he has almost two-decades of experience teaching and mentoring practitioners in Australia and internationally.

He has …

Babette Rothschild talks about revolutionizing trauma treatment

May 5th, 2021


We catch up with Babette Rothschild and talk about her new paperback release "Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment: Stabilization, Safety, & Nervous …

Jessica Stone talks about virtual therapy tools

April 26th, 2021


Dr Jessica Stone is a licensed psychologist practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for 30 years. Her interest in therapeutic digital …

Geoff Walters and Universal Owl

April 19th, 2021


Geoff Walters is a man with a mission. He is creating an education platform called Universal Owl to identify the universal skills that every young person needs to succeed, and then teach those skill at scale. His hope …

Aldrich Chan talks reassembling models of reality

April 12th, 2021


We were fortunate to catch up with neuropsychologist Dr Aldrich Chan who has recently released his new book Reassembling Models of Reality: Theory …

Michael Yapko talks about Process-Oriented Hypnosis

March 31st, 2021


We catch up once again with Michael Yapko who's released his 16th book! This one, Process-Orientated Hypnosis: Focusing on the Forest, Not the Trees, is a fantastic framework for therapists of all types.

For more …

Paul Leslie on the Secrets of Creating a Magical Session

March 23rd, 2021


Once again we catch up with Dr Paul J Leslie to talk more about creating a magical session and his new course on this very topic.

To get access to …

Lou Cozolino talks about educating psychotherapists

March 17th, 2021


Today we talk with Dr Louis Cozolino about educating psychotherapists and a couple of books freshly released from his publisher W W Norton & Co.  …

Pat Ogden talks Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

March 1st, 2021


Today we talk to Dr Pat Ogden, whom many of you in the trauma field will be familiar with. She's been on the leading edge of somatic trauma therapy …

Sharie Coombs talks about children, literature and the pandemic

February 22nd, 2021


Today we talk to psychotherapist, educator and author Dr Sharie Coombs about children, the books she's written for them and children in the this time of lock-downs in the pandemic.

For links and more information about …

The Science of Us: Addiction & Attachment

February 15th, 2021


This is our first of a series called "The Science of Us" where we explore some of the most interesting topics in the mental health arena. Today we look at the relationship between addiction and attachment - an emerging …

Peter Mabbutt talks hypnosis

February 8th, 2021


Today we go to England to talk to the President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and his work teaching at the London School of Clinical …

Welcome to 2021 fellow mental health professionals!

February 1st, 2021


We've been away for a month writing a book, but now we are back and ready to take on 2021. Thanks for joining us on The Science of Psychotherapy podcast, and we are looking forward to a great year with lots of …

Niall Geoghegan talks about coherence therapy

December 14th, 2020


We catch up with Californian therapist Dr Niall Geoghegan to talk about his work with Coherence Therapy and his new site all about experiential psychotherapy.

For all the details please go to the landing page for this …

Jos van Boxtel talks about Stephen Brooks and the Art of Compassionate Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

December 7th, 2020


Today we head off to the Netherlands to talk to therapist Jos van Boxtel and his new book with Stephen Brooks on compassionate Ericksonian hypnotherapy.

For more about Jos and the book go to the landing page for this …

Kathrin Stauffer talks about emotional neglect and the adult in therapy

November 30th, 2020


Kathrin Stauffer, PhD, is a Body and Integrative Psychotherapist who was born and educated in Switzerland. She was originally trained as a biochemist, but became more and more interested in describing the human organism …

Debbie Joffe Ellis talks REBT

November 23rd, 2020


Wife of the late Albert Ellis, Debbie Joffe Ellis, talks to us today about Albert's work, his legacy and some details about REBT.

For more details please go to the landing page for this episode:

Professor Carol Mathews talks about Hoarding Disorder.

November 11th, 2020


We were very fortunate to catch up with Dr. Carol Mathews, who is the Brooke Professor and the Vice Chair for Strategic Development in the Department …

Maria Shaflender talks about nutrition for mental health

October 19th, 2020


Maria Shaflender is a clinical nutritionist and a functional medicine practitioner who works with a naturopath and clinical hypnotherapist at True Foods Nutrition in Sydney, Australia. We had a chance to chat with Maria …

Richard Hill on Ernest Rossi

October 13th, 2020


Richard Hill talks about his mentor the late Ernest Rossi.

Please leave a review! (Reviews are fabulously important to us! On your podcast player you …

Jeff & André Shinabarger talk about Love or Work

October 5th, 2020


Today we talk to André and Jeff Shinabarger about their book Love or Work: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love, and have a healthy family?

This couple live in Atlanta where André is busy working as a …

Rick Miller on Integrative Therapy with Gay Men

September 30th, 2020


Rick Miller is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. The curriculum Rick developed …

Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe on addiction

September 21st, 2020


Today we focus on a conversation we had with Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe - regular members of our Mastermind sessions at The Science of …

Fabio Sinibaldi on 7 elements for optimal outcomes

September 14th, 2020


We are back in Italy this week to talk to Fabio Sinibaldi, one of our regular contributors and an expert in mind-body therapy. Fabio and colleagues …

Mauro Cozzolino & Giovanna Celia talk about genetic changes and mind-body therapy

September 7th, 2020


We talk to Italian researchers and academics Mauro Cozzolino and Giovanna Celia about their work in mind-body interventions and how they have …

Steven Hoskinson on Complex Systems

August 24th, 2020


Steven Hoskinson is the Founder, CEO and CCO (Chief Compassion Officer) of Organic Intelligence®  (OI) and the nonprofit Organic Intelligence Outreach Institute. OI’s Human Empowerment And Resiliency Training (

Cortex Brain Technologies

August 17th, 2020


Today we do something a little different and talk to Casey Pfluger and Amy-Rose Goodey who are creating a headset with a difference for use in neurofeedback and probably a host of other applications.

If you are …

Rebecca Mannis and silver linings during the pandemic

August 10th, 2020


We talk again to Dr Rebecca Mannis on the silver linings this pandemic is offering in the world of psychology and education.

For more about Rebecca …

Ruth Lanius on Trauma Therapy

August 3rd, 2020


Today we talk to Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry who is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She's also the co-author of ‘Healing the …

Richard Hill on genetics

July 27th, 2020


Genetics, the basic building blocks of who we are. But does the psychotherapist need to know anything about this complex topic? Richards been digging into the books and studies about genetics and there's a lot to gain …

Raissa Miller and Eric Beeson on The Neuroeducation Toolbox

July 20th, 2020


Using our knowledge of neuroscience with clients can be powerful if done in the right way. Today we talk with Dr. Miller and Dr. Beeson about how the …

Sebern Fisher on neurofeedback

July 13th, 2020


In the work of Sebern Fisher, neurofeedback has been revolutionary in resolving complex trauma for many of her clients. She's also written a …

Jeffrey & Amy Olrick on The 6 Needs of Every Child

July 6th, 2020


This week we talk to Jeffrey and Amy Olrick, an absolutely delightful couple, who know a thing or two about bringing up children from the perspective …

See What You Made Me Do - Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

June 29th, 2020


Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. Her new book See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience – …

Emma Katz on coercive control in domestic violence

June 22nd, 2020


Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of domestic violence & abuse on children and mother-child relationships. Her work explores coercive control, …

Isolation, no work, and mental health for film industry workers

June 15th, 2020


We welcome back screen composers Caitlin Yeo and Craig Morgan to talk again about the state of creative industries in the wake of COVID-19 and the mental health implications. This conversation is applicable to many …

Alix Sugarman on ART

June 8th, 2020


Today we talk with licensed creative arts therapist Alix Sugarman who has used art in a creative healing program for military service personnel, military sexual trauma survivors, and family members. She now uses those …

Justin Havens on nightmares

June 1st, 2020


Today we speak with Dr Justin Havens about his Dream Completion Technique - A new, refined way of dealing with nightmares.

We also have a brand new course by Dr Havens teaching you how to use the Dream Completion …

Reid Wilson on Anxiety

May 25th, 2020


Reid Wilson has been an expert on anxiety and self-help for a long time now. His website has been established for many years and is the number one go-to place on the web for information and help with …

Daryl Chow on getting better results

May 18th, 2020


Daryl Chow has worked with Scott D. Miller, is an author, trainer, supervisor. Daryl provides outpatient and inpatient psychological services, …

Deb Dana on connecting

May 11th, 2020


Deb Dana has brought the Polyvagal Theory to life in a very accessible way for therapists. Today we catch up with Deb and talk about a number of …

Lou Cozolino and his pocket guide to neuroscience

May 4th, 2020


It's always a treat to have Lou on the show and to tap into his years of experience in the field and in his extensive research he does for his many …

Robert Moss on treating chronic pain

April 27th, 2020


Dr Robert Moss is a clinical psychologist and researcher who's near 40 years of experience in the field has given him deep insight into the workings …

Michael Yapko and the Mindset App

April 20th, 2020


Michael Yapko, legendary therapist in the world of hypnosis, has teamed up with a couple of young Australian entrepreneurs to create a very useful …

Richard Brown talks about the subjective nature of emotions

April 13th, 2020


Professor Richard Brown is a philosopher at the City University of New York. In particular he is a Professor in the Philosophy Program and an Adjunct …

Terry Marks-Tarlow, fractals and psychotherapy

April 6th, 2020


Today we talk with Terry Marks-Tarlow who has just had her latest co-authored book published, A Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology: …

Scott Miller talks about better results

March 30th, 2020


Today we talk to Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. about his upcoming book Better Results using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness.

Scott …

Telehealth and the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23rd, 2020


For the notes and links to the free PESI course please go to the show landing page here.


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Liz Mullinar on healing for life

March 9th, 2020


Liz Mullinar has authored three books “Breaking The Silence”, “The Liz Mullinar Story” and most recently, “Heal For Life” a guidebook detailing her …

Anxiety and COVID-19

March 2nd, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is dominating the headlines and there is a lot of anxiety about the outbreak. Matt and Richard have a discussion about the anxiety surrounding the virus, some things to do, and some perspectives …

John Randolph and The Brain Health Book

February 24th, 2020


Today we talk with clinical neuropsychologist John Randolph about his latest book The Brain Health Book: Using the power of neuroscience to improve …

Francesca Marguerite Maximé on trauma and therapy

February 17th, 2020


Francesca Marguerite Maximé is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), IMTA-accredited certified mindfulness …

Mirroring Hands Complete Introduction Video Course

February 14th, 2020


This Foundations of Mirroring Hands for Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists is the complete video introduction to Mirroring Hands by the worlds …

Dr. Paul J. Leslie and The Art of Creating a Magical Session

February 10th, 2020


Our guest today is psychotherapist and author Dr Paul Leslie who has written a number of books on the topic of therapy and healing, the latest of …

Thedy Veliz and Rita Princi-Hubbard on the sensitive child

February 3rd, 2020


Thedy Veliz created The Parent-Child Neuropsychotherapy Protocol™ that provides a framework to address the complex challenges of working with the …

Dr Daniel Siegel talks about the power of showing up

January 27th, 2020


We catch up with Dr Dan Siegel to talk about his latest book The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired that he has co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. In …

Rita Princi-Hubbard and David Collins

January 20th, 2020


Today we touch base with our regular guests Rita Princi-Hubbard and David Collins to talk about their upcoming conference on education and …

Inna Khazan on biofeedback and mindfulness

January 13th, 2020


Dr Inna Khazan is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the use of biofeedback and mindfulness for a multitude of health related issues …

Michael Hoyt talks about single-session therapy

January 6th, 2020


Richard Hill catches up with friend and therapist Michael Hoyt as they chat about single-session therapy.

Michael Hoyt, Ph.D., is an independent …

Different Patients, Different Therapies

December 30th, 2019


Today Richard talks with Deborah Cabaniss and Yael Holoshitz about their new book Different Patients, Different Therapies: Optimizing Treatment Using …

Lisa Dion and dealing with aggression in play therapy

December 23rd, 2019


Today we are talking to Lisa Dion from Boulder Colorado. Lisa is an international teacher, clinical supervisor, author, coach and entrepreneur.  She …

Prof John Dowling on cells to consciousness (part 2)

December 16th, 2019


Today we talk to John E. Dowling, who is professor emeritus at Harvard University, and has done extensive research into the neurobiology of vision …

Prof John Dowling on cells to consciousness (part 1)

December 9th, 2019


Today we talk to John E. Dowling, who is professor emeritus at Harvard University, and has done extensive research into the neurobiology of vision …

Complex Systems

December 2nd, 2019


Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz talk about complex systems.

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Joseph LeDoux (Part 2)

November 25th, 2019


(Intro/outro music by The Amygdaloids)

In part 2 of this interview we catch up with world renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux to talk about his latest book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of …

Joseph LeDoux (Part 1)

November 18th, 2019


(Intro/outro music by The Amygdaloids)

We catch up with world renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux to talk about his latest book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains.

Spotlight: Agostinho d’Almeida

October 28th, 2019


Our magazine will often highlight an individual in a short piece we call a Spotlight. In this episode we put the spotlight on a remarkable neuropsychotherapist, Agostinho d'Almeida.


Agostinho d’Almeida began his …

Metabolic inflammation and why it's not great to be hit in the head.

October 21st, 2019


Matt talks about Omega oils and inflammation while Richard looks at concussion and the long-term implications of continually hitting your head.

Here's the link to Richard's topic on CTE

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder with Oliver Morgan

October 14th, 2019


Oliver J Morgan, PhD, is Professor of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Scranton. He has spent thirty years researching, teaching, and writing about mental health and addiction. We talked with Oliver …

Addiction Recovery in Egypt

October 7th, 2019


Dr. Darwish is a psychiatrist based in Alexandria, Egypt and has been a champion for those troubled by addiction for many years. When he found that recovered addicts, after discharge from the hospital, had nowhere to …

October issue of SoP

October 1st, 2019


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Mental Health and the Documentary Film Industry

September 23rd, 2019


Today we talk with three documentary filmmakers and the challenges they face in their industry and the mental health issues that come about from some …

Mental health and film composers

September 16th, 2019


Today we talk with film composers Caitlin Yeo and Craig Morgan who are making positive changes for the health and wellbeing of their fellow composers. The statistics demonstrate that this sort of freelance creative work …

Integrative psychotherapy with Fabio Sinibaldi

September 9th, 2019

Fabio Sinibaldi, MBPsS (Neuropsych. Div. & Psychobiol. Sect.), PsyD is an expert in Applied Neurosciences and PsychoNeuroEndocrineImmunology, …

Richard Hill talks about Europe

September 2nd, 2019


Matt and Richard get to catch up and talk a bit about Richard's recent trip to Europe and some of the differences he is seeing in the various European countries he visits.

To see the latest issues of The Science of …

Ernest and Kathryn Rossi

August 26th, 2019


Earnest and Kathryn Rossi are not ones to stop learning and discovering new things. We catch up with them this week to find out what's currently on …

Professor Geoffrey Goodhill and basic research on neural function

August 19th, 2019


Matt and Richard talk to Prof Goodhill from the Queensland Brain Institute and his work with Zebra Fish and mapping the brains of these fish and learning how neural networks develop.

Professor Goodhill's lab, which Matt …

Courtney Armstrong and memory reconsolidation

August 12th, 2019


COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two …

Education and the brain

August 5th, 2019


Richard Hill, Matthew Dahlitz, chat with educator Karen Ferry and International Association of Applied Neuroscience Secretary Jonathan Wills about education and the brain.

 The video Jonathan mentions is here - RSA …

Brain Grow with Dr David Collins

July 29th, 2019


This week we talk to psychologist Dr. David Collins who has a great program for schools called BrainGrow (you can find it at


July 22nd, 2019


Today we talk with Diana Fosha, PhD, who is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. We also talk with Marion …

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