Psych Central – and many other places – has a group of therapists who answer questions online. Two of them join us to answer questions about what they do. In this episode, you’ll learn how they got involved with this endeavor, the process of how the questions are received and answers are given, and how the therapists approach inquiries that involve unfamiliar cultures. They also talk about the most common questions they receive, some of the most disturbing ones they’ve had to answer, and the concerns they have when giving certain replies.
Asking the Therapists Show Highlights:
“It’s been a personal goal of mine since graduate school to be one of the people who could make the work of psychology accessible to the lay public.” ~ Marie Hartwell-Walker
[3:00] How Marie and Dan got involved with online Q&As.
[4:42] How the process of receiving and answering questions works.
[8:52] How are cross-cultural issues handled?
[16:26] The most common questions received.
[19:36] The most disturbing questions received.
[21:58] The concerns Marie and Dan have in giving replies.
About Our Guests
Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College. He is also Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University.
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About The Psych Central Show Podcast Hosts
Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. In addition to hosting The Psych Central Show, Gabe is an associate editor for PsychCentral.com. He also runs an online Facebook community, The Positive Depression/Bipolar Happy Place, and invites you to join. To work with Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
Vincent M. Wales is a former suicide prevention counselor who lives with persistent depressive disorder. In addition to co-hosting The Psych Central Show, Vincent is the author of several award-winning novels and the creator of costumed hero Dynamistress. Visit his websites at www.vincentmwales.com and www.dynamistress.com.