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Dr Julie Mayer and Dr Cindy Ariel use their wit, wisdom, and womanhood to explore psychology and social justice, coping, stress, and well-being.

Dr Julie Mayer and Dr Cindy Ariel use their wit, wisdom, and womanhood to explore psychology and social justice, coping, stress, and well-being.
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Dr Julie Mayer and Dr Cindy Ariel use their wit, wisdom, and womanhood to explore psychology and social justice, coping, stress, and well-being.








Gonna Have a Life

The session in which we interview Rebecca Bonner, MEd, Head of School at the Bridge Way High School. Rebecca knows first-hand about the impact addiction can have on students and their families. The Bridge Way School is Philadelphia's first recovery high school and the only one in Pennsylvania that is licensed and accredited by the PA Department of Education. The school's mission is to offer a strong academic program to students in recovery from substance abuse and/or addiction. In addition...


Sixty Seconds of Free Psychotherapy

Our Mother's Day session! Two of our twenty-something offspring talk to us about their world view and how it may or may not have been influenced by their upbringing by us and our psychologist partners. In this session, we chat with Julie's son, Aaron Jacobs, and Cindy's younger daughter, Zoë Naseef about what it was like being raised by not 1, but 2 psychologist parents.


It's a Dangerous World

The session in which we talk to Dr. Roy Eidelson about his book, Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What's Happening, What's Right, and What's Possible. Psychologist Roy Eidelson helps us understand political mind games and suggests ways to combat the manipulative ploys of the self-interested 1%.


A Better Life Can be Built

The session in which we talk to returning guest Kevin Moore, PsyD about opioid addiction. Dr. Moore's passion includes creating integrative medicine services for vulnerable populations. Opioid addiction has been a particular focus of his work for the past 5+ years give its huge toll on the people he serves. Dr. Moore views psychology as part of healthcare, and healthcare as part of social justice.


Hurt People Hurt People

The session in which we speak with Robert E. Carter, Jr, MSW, aka Brother Robb, about racism, sexism, and male trauma. Currently, Brother Robb is the co-director of the Men's Center for Growth and Change. He retired as the Associate Director of the University of Pennsylvania's African-American Resource Center after 13 years but continues to teach part-time at the School of Social Policy and Practice and the Graduate School of Education. Brother Robb's research and personal mission centers...


Navigate Those Resources

The session in which we interview Danielle Griffith, MSW, LSW, Program Director for the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. Founded by Peggy Dolan, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund works to lighten the burdens and lift the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. They provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, education and other resources to families living or seeking treatment in PA, NJ or DE.


Be Still and Notice the Mind

The session in which we interview Amy Edelstein about her work bringing mindfulness skills into high school classrooms in inner-city Philadelphia. Amy founded the Inner Strength Foundation (ISF) in 2014 to foster inner strength for outer stability in today's youth.


Who Sits Down First

The session in which we interview Stephen M. Shore, EdD, and Robert Naseef, Ph.D. about their work together creating a curriculum to prepare neuro-diverse youth for the workplace. As an autism expert, Dr. Shore is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations, and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. Dr. Naseef offers a distinct voice as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. In addition to his...


Coloring Outside the Lines

The session in which we interview Dr. Arthur C. Evans Jr, the current CEO of the American Psychological Association about the role of psychology in promoting social justice. Dr. Evans chatted with us about his military family, his southern upbringing in Florida, his growth as a leader, and his views on psychology and social justice.


Rape Culture is ...

When we interviewed Amanda Spitfire and Roderick Thomas II about their work at Project SAFE in session 27 (A Solid Community of Humans) we also asked Amanda to recite some original poetry. Amanda chose a couple of excerpts from an intense poem they wrote for March to End Rape Culture/Take Back the Night Philly. Their recitation went beyond the time we could offer in 1 session so we offer it here as a stand alone BONUS. It is truly a BONUS to hear this! With Amanda's permission we...


A Solid Community of Humans

The session in which we chat with Amanda Spitfire and Roderick Thomas, II, about their work at project SAFE. Project SAFE is a grassroots direct-service and peer-based advocacy organization providing women and femme-centered services with a focus on women working and living in the street economies in Kensington. P.S. Please send underwear


Go Out on That Limb

The session in which we interview Tracy Ashdale, Executive Director and Chief Energy Officer for Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls' social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.


No Clear Dividing Line

The session in which we talk to Robert Naseef, PhD about his experience and expertise. Dr. Naseef is the father of an adult son with autism and a psychologist who writes and speaks internationally about familiies living with and loving someone on the autism spectrum.


Shrinks Think about Walking into a Party

Do you ever wonder what the Shrinks Think? In between podcast interviews we sometimes talk about social justice issues, or sometimes about common issues or questions that come up in our clinical practice. In our new mini-session bonus format, we share some of our brief conversations. In the first of our mini-sessions we discuss our top 3 tips for entering a social scene/party. If you have more tips on this subject, let us know and we'll share them. Also, please let us know if there's a...


Trying to Decrease Barriers

The session in which we talk to Kevin Moore, Psy.D about his work with comprehensive service delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Moore established the Center for Integrative Care at the AIDS Care Group where he served as Director for over 7 years. He also teaches Poverty Medicine at The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University and plans to establish a new clinic, where he will continue to work towards improving integrated care for people with...


A Growth Mindset

The session in which we talk to Meghan Ryan, the program coordinator at The Monkey and the Elephant Cafe - Philly's first and only non-profit coffee shop employing former foster youth. In addition to the great work that goes on at the cafe, the coffee is locally and ethically sourced... and delicious.


Something Weird is Going On

The session in which we discuss what it means to be a socialist feminist with Zoë Naseef. Zoë earned a BFA in photojournalism and simultaneously majored in Women and Gender studies. She is currently a writer and web editor for BUST magazine and a co-host on the well-regarded feminist podcast Season of the B.


YOU Need the Help

The session in which we interview psychologist Sherry Pomerantz, Ph.D. about her expertise in helping parents to deal with their children as emerging adults. Dr. Pomerantz works with parents and families to navigate the challenges inherent in the transition to adulthood.


There is No Need for This

The session in which we talk to Deirdre Mulligan, Executive Director, of the Mitzvah Food Pantry and Sandi Young, a volunteer about food insecurity. The program serves over 7400 people each year by distributing nutritious food to all who are in need regardless of race, income, gender, age or religion.


I Was Imagining Something Worse

The session in which we discuss the Americorp experience with Aaron Jacobs. Aaron graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Political Science & Public Policy, and then spent a year in Alabama - testing the vision of pre-schoolers, coaching middle-school debates, and helping adults with tax preparation. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA- free tax prep)