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Clowns Can Scare Children
October 28, 2012 12:45 PM PDT
Dr. Gurr talks about how children find clowns scary and how parents can help their children deal with the anxiety when exposed to clowns.Parents Need To Be Partners In Education
October 17, 2012 06:12 PM PDT
Dr. Gurr talks about the positive impact parents can have on their children's education.Don't Change Children's Schedules on Vacations and Weekends
September 04, 2012 03:12 PM PDT
Dr. Gurr talks about why is it is important to keep children on their regular schedules during vacations and weekends.Mentoring Youth- Jill Gurr talks about her new book and Create Now
January 02, 2012 04:17 PM PST
Today’s podcast is about mentoring youth. My guest is Jill Gurr-yes, a relative-who just published a book on mentoring called “Mentor Youth Now- A Guidebook for Transforming Young Lives”.
Jill Gurr Is the Director of Create Now, a creative arts mentoring
December 25, 2011 08:15 PM PST
In today’s podcast Dr. Sapadin talks about her new book - How to Beat Procrastination in the Digital Age: 6 Unique Change Programs for 6 Personality Styles. Dr. Sapadin is a psychologist, success coach and media guest. She specializes in helping people enrich their lives, enhance their relationships and overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post , Psychology Today, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Lifetime TV.com, WedMD.com and many other print and on-line publications.
November 20, 2011 09:56 AM PST
Today's podcast is a conversation about the LGBT issues, concerns and counseling services.
Kathleen OBrien is a Licensed Master of Social Work specalizing in LGBT issues, Personal and Family Counseling, and Group Therapy. She has a Bachelors in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Masters from the University of Iowa.
August 29, 2011 08:14 AM PDT
We live in a time when there are a million types of diets and fat free foods, yet Americans are gaining weight at alarming rates. It would appear that our eating habits and diets are not working. Today Dr. Howard Gurr talks to Dr. Brian Wansink about “mindless eating” and some surprisingly simple changes we can make to our eating practices that can really help.
Dr. Brian Wansink (Ph.D. Stanford 1990) is the John Dyson Endowed Chair in the Applied Economics and Management Department at Cornell University, where he directs the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. He is the lead author of over 100 academic articles and books on eating behavior, including the best-selling Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (2006) along with Marketing Nutrition (2005), Asking Questions (2004), and Consumer Panels (2002).His research focuses on how ads, packaging, and personality traits influence the usage frequency and usage volume of healthy foods. His research on consumption volume has won national and international awards for its relevance to consumers. His research has been widely featured on 20/20, BBC News, The Learning Channel, all news networks, and on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times. "
From 2007-2009 Wansink was granted a leave-of-absence from Cornell to accept a Presidential appointment as Executive Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the Federal agency in charge of developing 2010 Dietary Guidelines and promoting the Food Guide Pyramid (MyPyramid.gov). While there, web hits to Dietary Guidelines increased 44% to 5.4 million/day, and he was named ABC World News Person of the Week.
In 1999, Professor Wansink founded the Wansink Consumer Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization which is funded by book royalties and speaking honorariums. The Foundation supports high school science projects dealing with consumer welfare and provides textbook–related scholarships to selected college–bound students who wish to promote consumer welfare through their studies. It also supports Consumer Camp, every June in Ithaca, NY.Anxiety and Relaxation techniques: A Conversation With Dr. Fred Holtz
August 03, 2011 08:04 PM PDT
Today’s podcast is about anxiety and relaxation techniques. Anxiety is a problem that affects a large percentage of the population and relaxation techniques have proven to be quite helpful in managing or reducing anxiety. Today I will be speaking to Dr. Fred Holtz, an expert in the use of relaxation techniques for anxiety.
Fred L. Holtz, PhD is the Executive Director of Holtz Psychological Services, a group practice in Melville, New York. Dr. Holtz has been in private practice for over twenty-two years and he has extensive experience in individual and marital therapy, learning disabilities and psychological evaluation. He received his Doctorate from Hofstra University and did his undergraduate work at State University of New York at Stony Brook. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Holtz is adjunct Professor of Psychology at Suffolk County Community College. Dr. Holtz is the author of Ten Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety TODAY, a practical booklet on identifying and reducing anxiety. His articles and workshops on coping with stress, and on improving communication in relationships have been featured on Long Island NEWS 12 and in NEWSDAY and he has been a guest lecturer and workshop leader for businesses and civic organizations. He established a website called www.Therapy-Now.com where you can find more information about treatment programs and psychological issues.Dr. Ross Greene Talks About Collaborative Problem Solving
July 18, 2011 11:32 AM PDT
In today’s podcast, I have a conversation with Dr. Ross Greene who is the originator of a model of psychosocial treatment for challenging kids called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). He has written two books about this subject called "The Explosive Child" and "Lost at School". Dr. Greene is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, he is on the professional staff in the Department of Psychology at the Cambridge Health Alliance, he is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, and Senior Lecturer in the school psychology program in the Department of Education at Tufts University. Dr. Greene is also the founder of a non-profit organization – called Lives in the Balance – which aims to provide advocacy and support for behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers, and to disseminate the CPS model through no-cost web-based programming. He consults extensively to general and special education schools, inpatient and residential facilities, and systems of juvenile detention, and lectures widely throughout the world. You can find out more about Dr. Greene and the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) at www.livesinthebalance.org.Good Sex and a Warm Heart: How to Keep Male Menopause from Ruining Your Love Life.
March 05, 2011 08:55 AM PST
Today’s podcast is a conversation between Dr. Gurr and Dr. Jed Diamond about male menopause. Most of us want to have good sex, love, and intimacy at any age, but when we get to be 40, it isn't always easy. One of the less talked about reasons why our "love" life goes south is that we do not understand how to survive male menopause. Today we learn the secrets.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Jed Diamond has helped men and the women who love them. Dr. Diamond is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health. He is the only male columnist writing for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.
He is currently working on a new book, Tapping Power: A Man’s Guide to Eliminating Pain, Stress, Anger, Depression and Other Ills Using the Revolutionary Tools of Energy Psychology.Suicide and Suicide Prevention- a conversation with Dale Camhi from The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
November 02, 2010 01:43 PM PDT
Today's podcast is about suicide and suicide prevention. I know it is a topic that is not light and entertaining, but very serious and necessary. Let me fill you in on where the idea for this podcast came from.
I have a friend who lost her son to suicide many years ago. As a psychologist, and one who knew the youngster who committed suicide, his act was sudden and unpredictable. In response to the loss, my friend and her husband decided to devote much of energy to make sure this did not happen to others. They became involved in volunteering for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention(AFSP). In support of my friends, and in an effort to get the message out to the public about suicide and suicide prevention, I have annually participated in the Out of the Darkness community walks. By the way, these walks happen all over the country. You can find out more about them by going to http://www.outofthedarkness.org or http://www.afsp.org.
As I was at the most recent walk and I heard Dale Camhi, who is also a friend and former colleague, speaking to the crowd of over 1400 people about trying to help to get the message out. It dawned on me that I had the perfect vehicle to help- my podcast. So, invited Dale Camhi to be a guest.
Let me give you Dale's background. I met Dale many years ago when we worked together in a local school district. At that time, Dale was a special education teacher and served as an educational evaluator for 12 years. In 1999, Dale changed career paths following the loss of her best friend’s son to suicide, Dale began working in a volunteer capacity for AFSP. After five years, she joined the national field staff. Dale currently serves as the Metro-NY Regional Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Today, Dale juggles fund raising events, educational programs, AFSP’s Survivor Outreach Program, and advocacy for suicide prevention.The View From the Womb
October 03, 2010 07:22 PM PDT
Today's podcast is a quick review of an article I found in Time Magazine- October 4, 2010. The article points out the findings of several studies that suggest the fetal environment has a strong impact on the babies health and future. Mothers get blamed again!Touch Counts In Our Everday Life!
August 16, 2010 08:54 PM PDT
Today's podcast is about a series of small experiments which show that tactile information does affect our decisions. Useful information to help assist people in making decisions in everyday life.Brain Plasticity
April 25, 2010 07:02 PM PDT
Brain plasticity has been in the news the past few years. Years ago we thought the brain was hardwired and incurable. Now, we know that the brain can be malleable and new brain cells can be created. Books like, “The Brain that Changes Itself”, by Dr. Norman Doidge and “Save Your Brain:The 5 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp” , by Dr. Paul Nussbaum, have presented evidence to show how the brain can change after damage and how to enhance thinking skills. There are also websites that have information or mind games that are purported to help increase or maintain cognitive functioning. Although I do not endorse any of these sites, or can prove without a shadow of a doubt that these mental games will help, they are interesting. For a good resource site go to www.sharpbrains.com. For computer internet brain training programs check out: www.lumosity.com, www.cognifit.com, and www.positscience.comHealth Insurers Have Banner Year- Did You Make More Money In 2009?
February 21, 2010 01:53 PM PST
Did you make more money in 2009 than in any other year of your life? I doubt it! In these financial times, most American’s would have to say, "No." Most companies had problems in 2009, and some large corporations and banks even had to be bailed out by the government. Well, in today’s podcast I present information from an article that came across my computer that shows how 4 out of the 5 major health insurance companies made more money in 2009 than the year before. The one company that did not make more money still profited quite nicely. It seems clear to me that these companies are not out to protect the public’s needs. They sell themselves as being there to help the public, but, in reality they are like any other company that is oriented toward making a profit for their stock holders and CEO’s. Regardless of your position on the question of universal health insurance in America, this information should make you question if health insurance companies need to be better regulated and whether these companies need to be investigated for their practices. Listen and you decide.The Funny Guy Can Get The Girl!
February 10, 2010 05:30 PM PST
Today's podcast is a review of two studies that suggest women may be more likely to have a long-term relationship with guys who they find funny. It appears women rate funny guys as more intelligent than guys who are not so funny. And being funny may be seen as an attribute that makes the male a better catch."Building a Love That Lasts"- the new book from Dr. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz
January 12, 2010 03:26 PM PST
Today I am happy to have Dr. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz return as guests to THE SHRINK IS IN. If you have been a long time listener to my podcast you may recall that I spoke to the Schmitz’ last year about their book, “Golden Anniversaries”. The Schmitz' are America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts and multiple award-winning authors, they have helped audiences around the world answer questions about love, marriage, and relationships. Their distinguished careers include over 65 awards, 350 books, articles and manuscripts, 1000 speeches, and frequent media appearances. With 26 years of research on relationships and successful marriage on six continents of the world and their own 43–year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work. Today we are going to talk about their new book, “Building a Love That Lasts”, which provides more surprising insights on creating successful relationships. The new book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage–togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability–the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples. Elizabeth and Charles also have a new website www.simplethingsmatter.com and a blog called “building Great Marriages” for www. psychologytoday.com.How Exercise Does Reduce Stress
December 20, 2009 11:56 AM PST
We now have data with rats that shows how exercise creates new, calmer brain cells. I talk about the research and the implications for humans.Seasonal Affective Disorder Revisited
November 27, 2009 03:30 PM PST
Today’s show is a follow up to a previous show on Seasonal Affective Disorder-SAD. Today, I review what to look out for when purchasing light boxes and two other treatments found to have some positive effects for patients with Seasonal Affective DisorderHoroscopes, Tarot Card Readers and Fortune Tellers- Why We Believe them!
November 06, 2009 03:44 PM PST
Today, I give the listeners some research from Dr. B.R. Forer which may explain why we believe the generalized statements from Fortune Tellers, Horoscopes, and Tarot Card Readers.OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) caused by PANDAS?
September 30, 2009 02:01 PM PDT
Today’s podcast is really a redirection of my listeners to a video I found on Youtube. This video was a conversation between Matt Lauer, from The Today Show, Beth and Sammy Maloney. Sammy was a healthy fifth grader who developed OCD out of the blue. A subsequent diagnosis of PANDAS saved him from a life of torture. I was able to put the audio track on the podcast. The website address of the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50bQtkfiHvs . You can also get information about the book Mrs. Maloney wrote about her experiences with Sammy at their website: http://www.savingsammy.net/. Check this out.Dr. Mark Anshel and the “Disconnected Values Model.”
August 27, 2009 09:30 AM PDT
In this podcast I talk to Dr. Mark Anshel about why we do things every single day that we know are bad for us but keep doing them. Why is it so hard to stop and do the "right" thing? In addition, we explore Dr. Anshel’s intervention program called the “Disconnected Values Model”.
July 27, 2009 06:43 PM PDT
Today, I follow up on an earlier podcast about exercise and mental health. In this new podcast, I talk with an expert in the field, Dr. Jack Raglin, and we further explore the benefits of exercise adherence issues and ways to stick to an exercise program. Jack Raglin, Ph.D. is currently a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University-Bloomington. Jack is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His research involves integrating the use of psychological and physiological variables to examine various issues in sport and exercise, including overtraining, pre-competition anxiety, performance, exercise behavior and adherence, and the relationship between exercise and mental health.Paul Brewer talks About The Importance of Being Funny
June 29, 2009 07:49 PM PDT
Today I talk with Paul Brewer who is an author and illustrator of children’s books, with a particular interest in humorous stories. His specialty has become joke books, as he has written three of them so far. He wrote and illustrated You Must Be Joking! and You Must Be Joking, Two! These joke books include tips for remembering and telling jokes, plus how to perform them like a stand-up comedian. He also illustrated the popular “Robert” series of chapter books, written by Barbara Seuling, with titles like Oh No, Its Robert, Robert Takes a Stand and Robert and the Happy Endings. His wife, Kathleen Krull, wrote two light-hearted picture books, Clip Clip Clip: Three Stories About Hair and How to Trick or Treat in Outer Space, that Paul illustrated. They also co-wrote a book called Fartiste, illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Paul and Kathleen just finished a book they co-wrote called Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country). It is about our famous president and his great sense of humor, which he used quite often to make himself and others around him feel comfortable. It was also a way to help him deal with his depression and the very turbulent times of his presidency. The book will be published in 2010. Paul and Kathleen live in San Diego, and have two adult daughters, Jacqui and Melanie, and a three-year-old grandson named Ethan, who already is showing the potential to be a great joke-teller.
May 25, 2009 05:36 PM PDT
In today’s podcast, I present a problem that many of my patients have been troubled with, which has been labeled “The Fraud Concept”. I am not 100% sure if I came up with this label, or I heard of it many years ago,in either case, I have been using this label and description to help patients cope with their problems of believing that were frauds and that others would imminently find out that they were inadequate or incompetent. These patients always believed that they were somehow faking out others and that any day they would be uncovered as being a phony. I discuss the source of these erroneous beliefs, and why these patients are usually worried for nothing.Two Shrinks Talking- Dr. Gurr and Kirk Honda Talk About Psychology on Both Coasts
April 14, 2009 12:12 PM PDT
Todays podcast is a conversation between two therapists. I was contacted by Kirk Honda a therapist from Seattle who also produces his own vidcast called “Psychology In Seattle”(http://www.psychologyinseattle.com). Kirk has been a licensed therapist therapist in Seattle since 1996. He taught graduate-level psychology courses at Antioch for nine years. He also supervises therapists-in-training. Today we talk about therapy on the two different coasts, our practices and some specific questions Kirk has from his audience. Listen in and see what you think.Human Nature- Still Shocking!
March 08, 2009 07:00 PM PDT
Today I talk about a research study that was undertaken starting in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Milgram which was designed try to ascertain what kind of people were capable of carrying out the atrocities during the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. Surprisingly, the study showed regular people could be coerced into doing terrible things. The research showed one does not have to have a pathological personality disorder to be inhuman to others. Studies similar to Dr. Milgram’s have not been initiated for many years due to ethical concerns. However, I came across a more recent study that has revealed similar findings. The findings and the implications are discussed.Dr. Karen Sherman Talks About Mindfulness and Choices
January 28, 2009 06:38 PM PST
Today’s podcast is a conversation with Dr. Karen Sherman on mindfulness and making choices in ones life. We discuss the reasons she wrote her new book called Mindfulness and the Art of Choice: Transform your Life. Dr. Sherman’s book offers the reader the tools to stop living a life that is burdened by old, repetitive feelings and patterns that keep people stuck and unhappy.
January 10, 2009 03:05 PM PST
Parenting issues come up in my practice everyday. I have been giving advice to parents for over 25 years. I came across a great resource for parents and today I talk to the author of one of the best parenting books I have seen in years, The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids, Dr. Jenn Berman.
December 14, 2008 09:49 AM PST
In today's podcast I talk with Dr. Richard Nicastro, a psychologist and relationship coach with fifteen years experience helping couples build stronger, more fulfilling relationships, about the most common problems in relationships today, relationship coaching, and the difference between relationship coaching and more formal relationship counseling.
Dr. Nicastro has lectured at several universities and now conducts workshops for couples on a wide range of relationship issues. His relationship advice has appeared on television, radio and in national magazines. His goal is to guide individuals and couples as they implement the skills that will allow their relationships to flourish.
Dr. Nicastro has developed The Healthy Relationship Program: A Comprehensive E-Workbook Series for Couples. The program is designed for individuals and couples eager to acquire the essential relationship tools needed to create a meaningful, lasting union. You can read Dr. Nicastro's relationship articles by visiting his website (www.StrengthenYourRelationship.com). Dr. Nicastro also offers individuals and couples a free 30-minute relationship check-up conducted over the phone. Visit his website for details about how to schedule a relationship checkup.The Effect of Divorce On Children- A Conversation With Dr. Leah Klungness
December 01, 2008 07:25 PM PST
Today's podcast is a conversation with Dr. Leah Klungness on the effect of divorce on children. Leah Klungness is a psychologist and recognized authority on single parenting and relationship issues.She is the co-founder of the recently launched www.singlemommyhood.com and the co-author of the award winning book “The Complete Single Mother”, which is the only comprehensive and best selling self-help book ever written for single parents.
November 18, 2008 03:02 PM PST
Today, I briefly talk about the 2008 Mental Health Parity Act that was dropped into the big billion dollar bail out plan. I give a brief history of mental health parity and the impact this new act will have for those who need mental health services and for those who provide those services.What Is In The Drug Pipeline?
October 31, 2008 02:00 PM PDT
Today, I talk about what is in the pipeline for mental health problems. There are some new leads, but more research and development is needed.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and Alternative Treatment Approaches
September 28, 2008 01:44 PM PDT
Today's podcast is a conversation between Dr. Gurr and Mr. Gazley about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and a variety approaches to treat this disorder. Mr. Gazley has practiced psychotherapy for over thirty years and is the owner operator of www.asktheinternettherapist.com since 1998. He is the author of eight mental health educational videos and DVD's and is currently writing a book on distance counseling. Jef is State Licensed in General Counseling, Marriage/Family, and Substance Abuse counseling. In his private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jef specializes in ADD, love addiction, hypnotherapy, dysfunctional families, codependency, and trauma issues. He is a trained counselor in EMDR, NET, TFT, Applied Kinesiology, and a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist. Jef received his B.A. in Psychology, History, and Teaching from the University of Washington and his Masters in Counseling from the University of Oregon. He is a member in good standing with the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the International Society for Clinical Hypnosis, a Clinical Member of the Norton Prince Institute of Hypnosis, a member of the National Board of Certified Hypnotherapists, and a member of the American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association.Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
September 09, 2008 03:21 PM PDT
Today’s podcast is conversation between Dr. Howard Gurr and Michael J. Connelly, M.Ed., NCC, LPC on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Michael J. Connelly is a Licensed Professional Therapist and President of Positive Pathways, Mr. Connelly’s treatment philosophy is quite eclectic with concentration on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT). Mr. Connelly's professional experience has been with clients suffering with depression and anxiety disorders, especially those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (OCD) by means of using Exposure Therapy. He has been a personal and academic counselor at a local University. Mr. Connelly is trained in treating Problem and Pathological Gambling issues. Mr. Connelly received his training for treating Problem Gambling at the University of Pittsburgh.Anxiety- the 21st Century Disease of Civilization With Dr. Peter T. Lambrou
August 16, 2008 07:38 AM PDT
Today’s podcast is a conversation between Dr. Gurr and Dr. Peter T. Lambrou on anxiety in our society, when it becomes a problem, and what helps to reduce anxiety.
July 07, 2008 08:14 AM PDT
Today Dr. Howard Gurr talks with Lisa Brookes Kift on how our past affects our present life. Lisa Brookes Kift is a California Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice doing individual therapy and couples counseling. Lisa has written numerous articles about topics related to mental health and relationships which can be seen at www.lisakifttherapy.com. She is also the author of Therapy-at-Home Workbooks™: Premarital Counseling, the first in her Therapy-At-Home Workbooks™ series which is available in eBook format. She is committed and passionate about helping people resolve their individual issues and have more satisfying relationships either in her private practice or via her writing.9/11 - Still Affects Many!
June 22, 2008 02:23 PM PDT
Today, Dr. Gurr talks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks and recent research that suggested many residents of lower Manhattan experienced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) years after the events. Dr. Gurr explains what PTSD is and why it may be present years after a traumatic event.Dr. John Ryder Talks About Corporate Mentality
May 19, 2008 07:24 PM PDT
Today’s podcast is a conversation between Dr. Howard Gurr and Dr. John Ryder on psychology in the corporate world and the corporate mentality. Dr.John Ryder is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan. After earning his doctorate in psychology at the City University of New York, he served as an Assistant Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Traveling around the world, he has studied the secrets to a healthy and successful life with many of the most respected leaders of both Western and Eastern traditions. Dr. Ryder has been a consultant to many successful individuals, corporate executives, athletes, and celebrities. He has shared his expertise on a variety of radio and television shows. A highly requested speaker and workshop leader, he travels and lectures widely. He is the author of a new book called “Positive Directions. You can find out more about Dr. Ryder, his practice and his services by going to his website www.JohnRyderPhD.comOn Autism
April 16, 2008 03:58 PM PDT
Dr. Gurr talks to Dr. Gaston Weisz about autism. Dr. Weisz just finished a three part podcast series on autsim and Dr. Gurr interviews Dr. Weisz on autism- what it is, what we know works and what does not work.
Dr. Gaston Weisz received his doctorate in School Community Psychology at Pace University and his Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at Queens College. He is a NYS Licensed Psychologist and a NYS Certified School Psychologist. Presently, he is employed as a full time school psychologist in Valley Stream School District for 17 years. He also has a Private Practice in Lynbrook, New York, working with children, adolescents and adults and he is a adjunct instructor at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
Dr. Weisz has a website called www.weiszdoc.com where he has organized various resources for school psychologists, parents, teachers and anyone interested in psychology and education. He hosts his own podcast called school psychology podcast with Dr. Gaston Weisz. and a weblog called drweisz.blogspot.com which includes show notes for his podcast, as well as many links relevant to school psychology.Anger Management Treatment
March 30, 2008 02:25 PM PDT
Today's podcast is a conversation between Dr. Howard Gurr and Dr. Lyle Becourtney about anger management treatment for adults and teens.
March 07, 2008 05:35 PM PST
Today’s podcast is a conversation with, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz about their research on what makes a successful marriage and their new book entitled, “Golden Anniversaries: The Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage”. You can read more about the Drs. Schmitz on their own website - http://www.GoldenAnniversaries.com.
February 24, 2008 03:13 PM PST
Today's podcast is presentation of studies performed at Harvard university which help explain why adolescents make poor choices, have judgment issues, and may have social anxieties.ADHD and Young Drivers
January 26, 2008 10:14 AM PST
Today's podcast is a review of a study by Russell Barkley on young drivers and driving records. His study found drivers who have ADHD had more violations, accidents, and poorer driving habits than non ADHD peers.Tests for ADHD
January 01, 2008 03:15 PM PST
Today's podcast is a presentation of my opinion on the question of whether or not there are true tests for ADHD. My beliefs are that to rule out ADHD requires a thorough physical evaluation, an educational assessment, a full psychological evaluation, and a speech/language evaluation.Love is not just a feeling!
December 15, 2007 01:34 PM PST
Today's podcast is a presentation of research from Dr. Arthur Aron and associates which had shown that love was connected to dopamine levels and other brain functions. The data suggested love was like a drug for those who were in love. Equally, being "lovelorn" could be like withdrawal and could cause an increase risk taking behaviors.ADHD Medications Help Students Succeed.
November 24, 2007 03:47 PM PST
Today's podcast is a brief presentation on how we have 18 years of follow- up data on students who either took medication for ADHD, those who did not take the medication and the outcomes in regard to reading, absenteeism, and being retained in school.The Minute Mental health Session in Your Local Pharmacy.
November 04, 2007 07:54 PM PST
Today's podcast is my fantasy about what would happen if the managed care companies were able to refer patients to a mental health computer in a retail chain store. I present the worst care scenario and I discuss my concerns for the public and the profession.ValueOptions- what is next, stickers?
October 14, 2007 06:52 PM PDT
Today's podcast is an expression of my anger towards ValueOptions, a managed care company. After years of dropping our fees, and than keeping them stagnant for over 8 years, they mail me a certificate of appreciation for years of service. Their subscribers appreciate our services. The company, however, does not see the field as important enough to warrant a raise in fees. Listen to my little dream sequence.College Is Not Always the Answer
October 07, 2007 07:51 PM PDT
Today’s podcast is my opinion that college is not the path for every High School Graduate. The kids who struggled in school, hated school, or had significant learning problems may not be the best candidates for college. They may be better of in technological training programs or entering the work force in areas that interest them. Not every job needs a college diploma.Liars- Can we tell when someone is lying?
September 29, 2007 08:22 AM PDT
Although 50% of people questioned think they can tell when someone is lying, the data suggest we really are not that good at telling when someone is lying to us. Today’s podcast presents some of the reasons why we can't always tell who is telling the truth or who is lying.Tips For Parents For the New School Year
August 31, 2007 10:32 AM PDT
With the start of a new year, I wanted to impart some information that can be helpful to all parents. Today's podcast contains a few tips for parents.Incompetent People May Be Unaware of Their Incompetence
August 15, 2007 02:15 PM PDT
Today's podcast is a presentation of a study that suggested incompetent people are unaware of their incompetence.The Managed Care Telephonic Review
July 18, 2007 09:35 AM PDT
Today's podcast is another of my own productions. Today, I give the general public a taste of what we clinicians have to handle when we have are forced to have telephone reviews by managed care company employees.Therapy from Five to Eighty
July 03, 2007 06:12 PM PDT
Today's podcast is a brief discussion on how brain cells can regenerate and grow throughout our lives and how we can always learn new tricks.You're The Best Psychologist...But....
June 12, 2007 08:50 PM PDT
Today's podcast production is a simulated call from a parent who is requesting therapy for her 17 year old son. Unfortunately, she does not get the answer she wanted to hear!You Have To Think Like Other People!
May 15, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
Today's Podcast is a short presentation on why people need to accept the fact that everybody does not look at the world the same way. It is importnat to understand how people you deal with look at the world to undertand how to deal with them more effectively.The Managed Care Voice System From Hell
April 29, 2007 08:06 PM PDT
Dr. Howard Gurr presents a new podcast, which is a spoof of a generalized voice mail box system of a typical managed care company. Hear how frustrating this is to deal with these companies on a daily basis. Any comments about today's podcast would be greatly appreciated.Psychologists and Prediction of Violence
April 20, 2007 10:49 AM PDT
The data suggests psychologists are not very good at predicting violence in people. There are some indicators that are recognized as being correlated with violence. In today's podcast I provide the listener with some of the major factors and qualities that are correlated with violent behaviors.A Simple Screening Test for Autism-Maybe?
April 09, 2007 10:50 AM PDT
Today's podcast presents a review of a psychological study of a simple screening test for Autism that can be used with infants of 12 months of age. The study presents correlational data that can be helpful for pediatricians and parents to use with infants at 12 months of age. The test is simple and harmless, but it cannot be used to defintely prove whether a child has Autism.Exercise and Your Mental Health
March 25, 2007 12:40 PM PDT
Today's podcast presents the most recent information on the mental health benefits of exercising.Video Games- They are Not All Bad For You
March 13, 2007 06:12 PM PDT
On today's podcast I talk about the negative and the positive aspects of video games and virtual environments.Dr. Zentman Clears The Air On Contemporary Psychoanalysis
March 02, 2007 04:16 PM PST
Today's podcast is a conversation with Dr. Michael Zentman. Dr. Zentman heard my earlier podcast on the different types of therapy and he wanted to explain how contemporary psychoanalysis was different than how I presented it in my podcast.
Dr. Michael Zentman has been a practicing Clinical Psychologist for 27 years in Centerport, LI and Manhattan. After earning a doctorate in Clinical Psychology he completed eight additional years of post-doctoral training in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Group Therapy and Family & Marital Therapy, He has taught at the graduate and post-doctoral level for eighteen years. He is on the faculty at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan, and he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology and Supervisor of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He is the founder and director of the Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Marriage & Couple Therapy. In addition to working with families and couples, Dr. Zentman has consulted with many family business owners on the complex interaction of their businesses and their families.Alcohol Use and Treatment Considerations.
February 19, 2007 09:07 PM PST
Today's podcast is a discussion of alcohol use and psychological treatment with Dr. Robbin Schneider Gurr.Thinking Differences in Men and Women
February 11, 2007 03:17 PM PST
Today's podcast presents some ideas on how and why men and women solve problems and think differently.Abuse of ADHD medications
February 04, 2007 12:45 PM PST
Today's pdocast is about people abusing medications for ADD/ADHD.The Benefits of combining Psychiatry and Psychology
January 28, 2007 09:09 AM PST
Today's show is about the benefits of being treated by a psychiatrist and a psychologist when a person has a serious or long term mental conditon.My Tips on Finding a Good Life Partner
January 21, 2007 05:50 PM PST
Today's show gives the listener the major issues that interfere in long term relationships and my tips on how to find a healthy partner.Shyness- is it a biological problem?
January 07, 2007 04:14 PM PST
Today I review a study that suggests shyness may have its roots in brain physiology and may not just due to our environmental experiences.New Years Resolutions- how to keep them!
December 31, 2006 03:38 PM PST
In today's podcast I provide some simple tips on how not to break your New Years resolutions.Coke, Pepsi and Psychology
December 22, 2006 01:16 PM PST
Psychologists are involved in consumer research. Now they are using neurobiology to determine product preferences. This technique was clearly seen as being very powerful in a recent study comparing Coke and Pepsi.Get rid of the word YOU
December 10, 2006 04:32 PM PST
When we talk to others about what they did to hurt us the word"you" gets in the way. Today I teach people how to stop using the word "you" and why the word "I" is much better.Paxil Made Me Do It!
November 26, 2006 04:45 PM PST
Today I comment on two cases in which Paxil, an SSRI, was seen as being the cause or contributor to a case of embezzlement and a case of murder/suicide.Deja Vu- what is it?
November 19, 2006 12:16 PM PST
Today's Podcast provides a neurobiological explanation for Deja Vu.Red wine may not be the cure!
November 12, 2006 12:23 PM PST
Today I talk about red wine and healthy lifestyles- which one really helps?Tics can be caused by PANDAS
November 07, 2006 10:54 AM PST
Today's podcast is about PANDAS a controversial disorder that may,or may not, explain why some children get Tic disorders.SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder
October 29, 2006 02:42 PM PST
This podcast presents an outline of Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD).Being a Parent- Rationally
October 17, 2006 12:12 PM PDT
Today's Podcast is a snapshot of my philosophy on what I consider to be rational parenting.Should You intervene with Elderly Parents?
October 06, 2006 01:33 PM PDT
Should you intervene if your elderly parents need assistance or guidance?Can Smoking Cigarettes Lower Your IQ?
September 26, 2006 07:26 PM PDT
Todays podcast presents data which suggests smoking cigarettes can possibly lower a smoker's overall intelligence.Psychology- the state of the profession
September 22, 2006 02:24 PM PDT
Dr. Richard Lustberg is my guest today discuss the confusion the public experiences figuring out the differences between all of the mental health providers in their areas.School Information For Parents
September 02, 2006 09:23 AM PDT
The podcast is a brief rundown on how parents can work with school if their children have special educational needs.The Cost of Depression
August 28, 2006 07:54 PM PDT
This show talks about what depression costs the US economy and why we need to prevent depression in the workplace.Does Botox Cure Depression??????
August 19, 2006 07:35 AM PDT
This podcast presents a study that claims Botox can cure depression- and what is wrong with this study.The Three Major Schools of Therapy
July 14, 2006 08:21 PM PDT
There are three major schools of practice in psychotherapy. This podcast explains the difference between Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy.Panic Disorder
June 28, 2006 08:53 AM PDT
Today's Podcast is about Panic Disorder: what it is and how to reduce its power.Psychological Services Are Used By Many Americans
June 16, 2006 11:39 AM PDT
Mental health services are beneficial in many health and medical conditions.Depression- The Two Types
June 06, 2006 02:46 PM PDT
Follow-up podcast on depression. This podcast presents the two types of depressive reactions.Depression
May 30, 2006 10:17 AM PDT
This podcast is a simplified explanation of depression.ADD the Undiagnosed Disorder in Adults
May 19, 2006 02:40 PM PDT
Approximately 4% of adults may have these disorders. ADHD is a more complex disorder than most people think. Although we know that ADHD does not go away, we do know with the proper diagnosis and treatment, the disorder can be controlled and the negative...How to Find a Mental health professional
May 13, 2006 08:44 AM PDT
How do you choose the right mental health professional?Phantom Panels
May 02, 2006 02:45 PM PDT
How come it is sometimes so hard to get a mental health worker from your insurance panel provider list?
Be Happy To Be Healthier
April 30, 2006 12:41 PM PDT
Surprise- if you are happy you are going to be healthier.
Dr. Howard Gurr is a licensed psychologist who provides psychological information when YOU are ready to hear it.
Dr. Gurr was voted #1 Best Psychotherapist for 2010 and Best Psychotherapist for 2012 by the readers of the Long Island Press.
Dr. Gurr has earned two Masters degrees in psychology and a Ph.D. in Professional Psychology with a dual specialization in Clinical and School Psychology. He is both a certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist in New York State. For over 25 years, Dr. Gurr has been affiliated with hospitals, clinics, and school districts on Long Island. Dr. Howard Gurr is a member of many professional groups and he was a member of the Executive Board of Nassau County Psychological Association. Dr. Gurr has been a field supervisor for graduate students from local Colleges and Universities. He has written articles, been quoted in newspapers, heard on the radio and seen on television on a wide variety of psychologically related topics.
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