Episode 16 - Talking Back to Dr Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology

In the age of reality TV-based interventions that attempt to "heal" everything from obesity and hoarding to infidelity and addiction, it is not difficult to find video footage of people being shamed into changing their behavior. In his book "Talking Back to Dr Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology," David Bedrick challenges the punitive edge of pop psychology with a love-based approach that can help us understand both our feelings and our behaviors. Tune in for an in-depth discussion of what this fresh perspective means in terms of gaining understanding of ourselves and feeling better.

David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW, is an educator, counselor, attorney, organizational consultant, and writer. He is a practitioner of process-oriented psychology (a branch of Jungian psychology), and he has worked with groups, couples, and individuals for nearly twenty years. David is a diplomate and teacher at the Process Work Institute, where he serves on the ethics committee and advisory board for the master’s program in conflict resolution. He has also been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1999, when he graduated first in his class from Lewis and Clark Law School. His mastery of psychology, conflict resolution, and law led to a focus on family law with a specialty in resolving intractable custody disputes. In 2003, the Oregon State Bar presented David with the Award for the Highest Level of Pro Bono Service. David blogs at PsychologyToday.com and is the author of the book “Talking Back to Dr Phil, Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology" To learn more, go to www.DavidBedrick.com.

Originally aired on February 26, 2013 on VoiceAmerica Radio.