Psychology Illustrated: Psych Sessions Podcast
Summary: Psych Sessions is the podcast covering topics related to psychiatry, psychology, and mental health. Whether you're a student or a seasoned professional, there is something for you here. Hosted by Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Jimmie Morris. Jimmie is a National Certified Counselor, author, speaker, and psychotherapist with a private practice in the San Antonio, TX area.
2017 is the final year that Psych Sessions will be podcasting. I’m very grateful to everyone who has supported the show. I know that 2018 will be a year filled with great opportunities. As they say, when one door closes, another opens. So I can’t wait to see what’s next. I wish all of you […]
In this episode, I speak with Matthew Mandelbaum (PhD) about DBT. Have a listen and you’ll learn who DBT is for, goals of the therapy, treatment modalities, essential features, and more. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mandelbaum.
Forensic psychology is an exciting field that is often misrepresented on television and in the movies. Check out this episode where Dr. Joni Johnston and I explore a variety of related themes, including how often a defendant fakes incompetency, psychopaths, sociopaths, and antisocial personality disorder.
An MRI can show structural deformities in the brain, but what role does MRI play in diagnosing mental illness? The current state of research in this area is exciting! In this session, Dr. Andrew Gerber and I discuss where research is heading. We also talk about the gaps in knowledge relative to complex psychiatric disorders, and […]
Check out the video of Figmund’s review on our YouTube Channel. Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley. The movie is based on the best selling novel by Dennis Lehane. During his review, Figmund uses his unique style to provide us a view of this film set in an insane […]
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize your own and other people’s moods, impulses, and behaviors. And it’s the capacity to take that information and use it in a way that’s best–both for you and the situation. A person with high emotional intelligence can manage their impulses, effectively communicate with others, adapt to change well, […]
Please welcome Figmund Floyd to Psych Sessions! Figmund will frequently appear on the show as he reviews a range of movies from different genres. He will explore a variety of things based on what a film has to offer. This includes story structure, major plot points, symbolism, character development, and other psychological insights that a movie provides. You’ll enjoy Figmund’s […]
Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. As a young scientist, Freud conducted research in biology. This was a time when a new field of physics was introduced that focused on energy and dynamics. Freud was introduced to this innovative dynamic physiology, and over the next 20 years, he continued to research and develop his […]
Personality is one of the most interesting subjects in the field of psychology. Just think about how many different personalities there are in the world! Personality can help you be socially effective, influence others, and achieve goals. It can also stand in the way of these things as well. There are several factors that contribute to […]
This is part two of my conversation with Dr. Courtney Bancroft on insomnia. Once a diagnosis of insomnia has been made by a licensed professional, a properly trained clinician can use a tailored approach based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI). Listen and hear us talk about some of the natural and complimentary treatments that […]
There has been an increase in public awareness about insomnia, and it is estimated that approximately 60 million Americans are affected by this sleep disorder each year. There’s also been more awareness about using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) as an effective form of treatment. Historically, sleep disorders were thought to result from […]
Younger children may not express their feelings of depression in the same way as an older person. Typically, we think of someone who’s withdrawn or has a lack of energy. But with younger children, depression can manifest in ways that we could mistakenly label as anxiety, anger, ADHD, or frustration. It’s really important to keep in […]
It’s not uncommon for a couple to struggle with their sexual relationship. Frequently, the infatuation stage in the relationship can act as a natural drug. But this wears off over time. There is a transition period that can lead to a couple being present but not connected. This can result in misunderstandings and resentment. It takes […]
Animal assisted therapy is the goal directed intervention in which an animal that meets a specific criteria is used and integrated into the therapeutic process by a mental health professional. This episode is packed with practical information like: the difference between animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activities, the different types of animals that can be […]
PS 041: Cultural Awareness In Diagnosing Mental Disorders