Psychotherapy

Eliminating Anger

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Anger is an emotion experienced by almost everyone and can lead to big trouble. Are we better off eliminating anger from our emotional repertoire? How is that possible to do? Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Edelstein is a long practicing psychotherapist and author of the award-winning book “Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.”

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Encore: Personality Disorders

Posted on July 8, 2021 by Liz Dederich

What may the guilt-free criminal, the extreme narcissist and the functioning paranoid have in common? Dick’s guests, Dr. Jim McGloin and social worker Lesa Fischer, both of whom have 50 years of combined experience treating personality disorders, provide an outline to understanding this category of mental illness.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Liz Dederich

BPD is one of the toughest personality disorders to treat. What are the characteristics and treatments for BPD? Dick’s guest is clinical psychologist Dr. James McGloin, who has over 30 years of experience treating personality disorders.  

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Narcissistic Collapse and Donald Trump

Posted on December 9, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest, clinical psychologist who has specialized in personality disorders for over 40 years, Dr. Jim McGloin, discusses his thoughts and opinions on the behavior of Donald Trump post election. Heather Cox Richardson covers the political aspect of Trump’s behavior in her blog post December 21, 2020.

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Grief

Posted on December 2, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

How can you manage the pain of grief and how can you move through these traumas and losses with growth and understanding? Dick’s guest Edy Nathan,  psychologist and grief recovery expert, is the author of Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss.

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The Suicide Hotline

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

The number of suicides in America is growing dramatically and at the epicenter are the 24/7 suicide hotlines. How are those crisis calls handled? What can we learn to better help those around us who are in crisis? Dick’s guest is Hannah Flanagan, Director of Emergency Services at Journey Mental Health Center in Dane County, […]

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Men’s Issues

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Men are privileged but have their own psychological struggles. They live 5 years less than women and suicide 3 times more. What’s going on and how can men improve their mental health? Dick’s guest, Elaine Rosenberg is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who focuses on men’s issues in her private practice.

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment? Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as […]

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Intervention

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

More than 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Yet less than 10% believe they need treatment. How can the other 90% be convinced they need help? Dick’s guest is Steve Bruno, a recovering addict himself who became a professional interventionist and has done over 500 interventions in the last 17 years.  

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Adults Coping with Toxic Parents

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Liz Dederich

The pain of having a toxic parent doesn’t end when you grow up. What is a toxic parent? How can the adult child end or reduce the suffering a toxic parent can inflict? Dick’s guest, Lesa Fischer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Liz Dederich

When is it just being well-organized and when does it become dysfunctional and needs to be treated? What are the best treatment approaches  for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? How successful are they at treating OCD? Dick’s guest, Dr. Chad Wetterneck, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Rogers Behavioral Health and has published over 60 professional journal articles, […]

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PTSD: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Liz Dederich

1 out of 11 Americans will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime. Does every trauma lead to PTSD? What treatments work best at reducing PTSD symptoms? Dick’s guest is Dr. Chad Wetterneck, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and posttraumatic stress […]

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When Women Abuse Men

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Liz Dederich

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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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Does Trump’s behavior fit the pattern of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? When does the self-centered, self-absorbed person qualify as a clinically defined narcissistic personality? Can a narcissist be “cured”? How do you live with one? Can psychotherapy actually change a narcissist into a caring and compassionate person? Dick’s guests, Dr. Jim McGloin and Lesa Fischer, have […]

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When Young Adults Lose a Parent

Posted on February 22, 2017 by TSC Admin

Young adults mature in different ways and at different ages than previous generations.  Losing a parent while in their twenties can have unexpected consequences. Dick’s guest, Lesa Fischer, a therapist based in Madison, Wisconsin, shares how this cohort is different than past generations and what she has learned from helping her clients deal with their loss […]

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