Category Archives: Relationship Podcast

Lessons from Couples Counseling

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In explaining how he helps couples, Dick Goldberg, LCSW and host of Insights, shares some of his methods in couples counseling that can help get past anger and move to “companionate” love.

Guest host Amber Ault is a Ph.D., MSW, clinical sociologist, teacher, trainer, author of The Five Step Exit and previous guest of Insights.

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Subtle Emotional Abuse

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What constitutes emotional abuse? What are the most common patterns of subtle emotional abuse? What is the healthy response for a victim of emotional abuse?

Dick’s guest is Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW, a sociologist, teacher, trainer, author and psychotherapist. Her areas of clinical expertise include personality disorders, the treatment of trauma, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessment.

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When Women Abuse Men

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It happens more often than expected. Why does it happen? How often is it actually physical vs. emotional abuse?

Dick’s guest is Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW, a sociologist, teacher, trainer, author and psychotherapist. Her areas of clinical expertise include personality disorders, the treatment of trauma, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessment.

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Leaving Toxic Relationships

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Thinking about Leaving a Toxic Relationship?  In this podcast, clinical sociologist Amber Ault, author of The Five Step Exit, discusses how to leave a toxic partner.

Amber begins the discussion by describing the toxic partner:

“Partners who are toxic..are very inclined to do something we call intermittent reinforcement.  They are nice sometimes. Sometimes they are great or greater than great and other times they are more awful than awful.  If they were consistently awful, it would be much easier for people to exit quickly a cleanly.”

During this discussion, Amber clarifies the different personality disorders that are common in toxic partners such as narcissism, sociopaths and borderline personality disorders.  She then explores how these different disorders manifest in both the relationship and exit strategy for the partner.

Amber continues to tackle some of the most common questions about toxic relationships:

Why don’t people just leave?

How is emotional abuse different than physical abuse?

How do you know if you are the victim of emotional abuse?

What are some reasons people get into a relationship with a toxic person?

How does a toxic person keep their partner from leaving?

Amber concludes by outlining the 5 steps required to leave a toxic relationship and important things to consider along the way.

 

Clinical sociologist Amber Ault, author of Five Step Exit
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When to Divorce

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When to divorce? With over half of marriages ending in divorce, are people too quick to call it quits? When should you work and fight for your marriage and when to divorce?

In this podcast,Dr. Jim McGloin, who has over 30 years of experience in couples counseling and Lesa Fischer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker discuss the signs of a troubled marriage and what to do about it.

Dr. McGloin and Ms. Fisher begin the discussion by describing what divorce can mean:

“Sometimes divorce is a healthy and necessary step and can be turned into a healthy advantage.” But Ms. Fisher adds “they come in and think that they are ready for that divorce…with the advantage of taking some time for a pause with a therapist and some help, you can get the opportunity to evaluate whether or not that’s the right choice.”

This podcast explores:

What are some of the biggest tensions in most marriages?

Are there signs that a marriage is worth saving?

How do you know you are divorcing for the wrong reason?

What are the signs that divorce is the right decision?

Should you stay together for the kids?

While the question of when to divorce is far from clear-cut, this podcast outlines some key factors to consider before ending a marriage.

 

James F McGloin JR, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison
James F. McGloin, PhD, Therapist

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Invasive Parenting

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Invasive parenting is more and more common in America. Why is it happening and how is it affecting these kids as they grow up?

Dick’s guest wrote the groundbreaking book “A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting.” Hara Estroff Marano is also editor-at-large of Psychology Today and author of many articles as well as a book on children’s mental health. #invasiveparenting #helicopterparents #resilience

Hara Estroff Marano ( Supplied )

 

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Using Mediation Techniques in Everyday Life

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How do you successfully resolve conflict at work, at home or anywhere? Good conflict resolution skills are crucial to good relationships.

Dick’s guests are Lisa and Harry Webne-Behrman, both senior partners at Collaborative Initiative Inc. and have helped hundreds of schools, businesses and non-profits build their conflict resolution skills within their organizations. Lisa is a senior psychologist with the University of Wisconsin Counseling Center. Harry has written many related manuals and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Association of Mediators.

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