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Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

May 17, 2024

In this episode, we discuss “reflective function,” which is a precursor to the concept of mentalization. Reflective function is best understood not as synonymous with mentalization, but as a scale from -1 to 9, based off certain adult attachment interview questions that measure the person’s ability to describe...


May 9, 2024

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Bruce Perry who co-authored, The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered, and What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (2021). We are also joined by Megan White Zappitelli, M.D., a child and...


Mar 29, 2024

Learning how to approach patients with PTSD and severe trauma is necessary to help long term. Dr. Patricia Resick has plenty of experience in dealing with PTSD and is on the podcast today, sharing her wisdom so that we may better serve patients suffering from trauma. 


Mar 15, 2024

Therapies of depth, insight, and relationship have been missing from, if not pushed out of, the public conversation on mental health treatment. After decades of attack from multiple fronts, these therapies are misunderstood, undervalued, and overlooked by the general public. In order to address this challenge and...


Feb 23, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Anthony W. Bateman and Dr. Peter Fonagy to discuss their expertise on Mentalization. 

Mentalization refers to the capacity to reflect upon and understand one's own state of mind and the states of mind of others.  This involves recognizing and making sense of one's own and others’...