Category Archives: Psychotherapy

Coping with Stress Successfully

Why do some people cope better with stress than others? The right techniques can go a long way to reducing stress.

Dick’s guest, Rob Sepich has helped more than 3,000 students over the last twenty years to better manage their stress through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Center and has presented over 1,000 workshops and seminars on this topic.

Additional resources by Rob Sepich:

Calm in a Crisis

Spotify Relaxation Techniques

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The Heroin Epidemic

Why the dramatic increase in use? Who is susceptible? What gets people to turn it around? What treatment works best?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, Addiction Psychiatrist, recent President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Medical Director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin.

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Avoiding Mistakes in the Divorce Process

Two acclaimed divorce lawyers share classic mistakes clients often make during this emotionally charged process and how to avoid them.

Dick’s guests, Allan Koritzinsky and Daphne Webb, both share inclusion on “The Best Divorce Lawyers in America” list as well as a combined 80 years of divorce law experience.

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Long Distance Relationships

photoWhy is the number of these types of relationships growing? What are the challenges? What are some of the advantages?

Dick’s guest, Margery Wang, having just completed her doctoral dissertation on this subject at The Wright Institute, shares her recent findings. #longdistancerelationships #UWMadison

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Friendship

How important is friendship to your happiness? What is a good friendship? How do you cultivate a healthy friendship network?

Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason is an author, lecturer and Director of The Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 5,000 people have taken her workshops in personal growth and development.

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Pedophilia: Myths, Realities and Treatments

Are adults who are sexually attracted to children a danger to society? Are present treatments and criminal penalties counter-productive? Can people be “cured” of pedophilia?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Fred Berlin, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorder Clinic.

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211: Call for Help

211 is nationwide, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is there to help with many of life’s problems that are not immediate emergencies.

Dick’s guests are Burlie Williams, Director of 211 in Dane County, Wisconsin and her boss, Kathy Martinson, who shepherded this line from “First Call for Help” to being a part of the nationwide 211 system. They explain how 211 works and who it is helping.

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Retirement Communities

What are the benefits and concerns of moving into an independent living retirement community? What is the right age, the right fit and what are the right questions to ask when shopping?

Dick’s guest is Tim Conroy, who for five years has been Executive Director of Capitol Lakes, which offers all levels of care to its 300 residents in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Authenticity

Who is authentic? How do they become so? Is being a phony the opposite? What are the benefits of being authentic to the person, their friends and colleagues as they become more authentic?

Dick’s guest is Barbara Hummel who has led workshops for 12 years for the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is also the former director of the Madison Area Quality Improvement Network, which helped businesses and organizations improve their quality and systems thinking.

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Therapist Misconduct

Occasionally a few therapists act inappropriately or unethically. They cross the line About 1% are disciplined. What types of misconduct happen? Are there personality patterns of these therapists that contribute to misconduct?

Dick’s guest is Jack Zweig, an attorney who for 30 years prosecuted these cases for the state licensing agencies for psychiatrists, marriage and family counselors and therapists in Wisconsin. Recently, he retired and now consults with defense attorneys in these cases.

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