Becoming a Modern-Day Hero, Positive Psychology, and Addressing Burnout

It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. We are human beings who can now present ourselves as whole people, with authenticity, purpose, and connection. Especially now, when therapists must develop a personal brand to market their practices.

To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age.

Interview with Dr. Philip Zimbardo

We were so honored to talk with Dr. Philip Zimbardo at The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference!

Philip G. Zimbardo is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher and media personality, winning numerous awards and honors in each of these domains.  He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia.  Zimbardo’s career is noted for giving psychology away to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 300 publications.  He was recently president of the American Psychological Association.

Episode 15: A Brief Chat with Dr. Philip Zimbardo

In this episode we talk about:

  • Positive Psychology
  • Becoming a modern-day hero
  • Zimbardo’s wife, Christina Maslach and the Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • Rebranding from working on evil
  • Curt and Katie geeking out

Resources mentioned:

We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links.

To learn more about Dr. Philip Zimbardo: http://www.zimbardo.com

He was also open for questions: drzimbardo@gmail.com

The Heroic Imagination Project: https://www.heroicimagination.org

Who we are:

Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a Board Member at Large for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby.

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant. As a helping professional for two decades, she’s navigated the ups and downs of our unique line of work. She’s run her own solo therapy practice, designed innovative clinical programs, built and managed large, thriving teams of service providers, and consulted hundreds of helping professionals on how to build meaningful AND sustainable practices. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world.

A Quick Note:

Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We’re working on it.

Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren’t trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don’t want to, but hey.

 

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Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/

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