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    October 3, 2016 @ 11:24 pm

    Star Wars, Mindfulness, and #TheNewAPA - Ep. 13


    On Episode 13, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu joins the Rally to share his love for the field of Psychology, as well as his candidacy for President of the American Psychological Association (APA). Hear the creator of the blog, Brain Knows Better: The Psychology of Science Fiction, and the host of The Psych Show explain why the psychological theme of Mindfulness is the central crux of the Star Wars films. Tune in to hear about Ali's viral #hashtag, Martin's earliest childhood dream, and their collective musings on the true life lessons embedded in the Star Wars saga. Things get personal.

    Dr. Mattu on "How we Renew the American Psychological Association"
    "Mindfulness is the essential Psychology of the Star Wars Universe" by Dr. Mattu
    All about #ThisPsychMajor

    Also mentioned in Episode 13:

    Star Wars
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6, Episode15: Tapestry
    The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt
    Marbles by Ellen Forney
    Next to Normal by The Original Broadway Cast

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    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    September 23, 2016 @ 1:38 am

    Turning Struggle into Strength - Ep. 12


    Decorated Motivational Speaker and Mental Health Advocate Emily Wu Truong joins Psych Rally on Episode 12 to share her story of struggle and recovery. Martin and the "Lady in Green" discuss the unique barriers to addressing mental health in the Asian American community, Emily's childhood and other challenges in the "Golden Bubble" of San Marino, California, and the messages - external and internal - she has had to push through.

    Mentioned in Episode 12:
    Emily's Facebook page
    Emily's story for Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement.
    Emily's video, "Surviving Years of Feeling Rejected & Discovering Self-Love"

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    September 12, 2016 @ 7:11 pm

    Kids, Technology, and Parenting in the Digital Age - Ep. 11


    In Episode 11, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Joe Dilley, co-founder of Synergy Psychological Inc., discusses his book The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age. Hear a sneak peek into the book and learn about strategies that can effectively manage and balance the use of video games, screen time, and technology for our younger generations. Highlights include Dr. Dilley's masterfully handling a difficult role-play PTA meeting, an improbable attendance at an R.E.M. concert, and a horrible impression of Freud.

    Also mentioned in Episode 11:
    Moments of Meaning
    Circle with Disney

    Kardaras, N. (2016, August 27). It's "digital heroin": How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies. Retrieved from http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/

    Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Mostby Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen


     

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    September 5, 2016 @ 4:27 am

    Learning to Live Life without Fear - Ep. 10


    In Episode 10, Martin and his cousin Felita sit down to discuss family, faith, and personal growth. Felita shares about her "psychological deaths," the powerful images that have spoken to her along her journey, and how therapy and Landmark Worldwide programs have moved her towards wholeness. Highlights include glimpses into late 1990s Dot-com start up life, references to the Brady Bunch, and unpaid Subway franchise employment.

    Mentioned in Episode 10: The Landmark Forum

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 24, 2016 @ 10:38 pm

    A Psychological Commentary on Lochtegate - Ep. 9


    In Episode 9, Martin shares reactions to the initial eight episodes of Psych Rally, and takes an against-the-grain stance on the Ryan Lochte story from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Mentioned in Episode 9:
    The Ryan Lochte scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 11, 2016 @ 8:33 pm

    Tales from 30 Years of Experience treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Ep. 8

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    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rodney Boone is the Founder and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California. In Episode 8, Dr. Boone joins Martin to discuss his 30 years of experience helping people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). What are some of the different types of OCD? How do people develop OCD? How do people get better from it? Tune in to find out!

    Episode 8 is sponsored by: nOCD

    Mentioned in Episode 8:
    The paintings of Mark Rothko at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art
    The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook by Drs. John Forsyth and Georg Eifert
    The Boy who couldn't stop washing by Dr. Judith Rapoport

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 11, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

    Gay, Asian (”Gaysian”) and Christian: A Coming Out Story - Ep. 7

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    In Episode 7, Martin's friend Serena calls into Psych Rally and intimately shares her process of discovery and coming out to her friends and family. Can having a same-sex attraction be ignored, minimized, or changed? Can Christian faith and scripture be reconciled with homosexuality? Can Ex-Gay ministry leaders accept one of their own who has a same-sex attraction? Serena gives you her answers.

    Episode 7 is sponsored by: TZK Seminars

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 11, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

    On Race and Culture in Psychotherapy and Psychology Training - Ep. 6


    On Episode 6, Christin Fort, M.A. joins Martin to discuss representation among ethnic minorities in the training of Clinical Psychologists, as well as ethnic issues that influence the practice of psychotherapy. Tune in to learn about the public libraries of Detroit and the awkward dilemmas that being African American or Asian American (respectively) can pose in social or professional settings.

    Episode 6 is sponsored by: Fuller Psychological and Family Services

    Mentioned in Episode 6:
    Cardemil, E.V., & Battle, C.L. (2003) Guess Who's Coming to Therapy: Getting Comfortable with Conversations about Race and Ethnicity in Psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 278-286.

    American Psychological Association (2016). Datapoint: Latest class of psychologists is more diverse. Monitor on Psychology, 47, 24.

    Moments of Meaning
    Boundaries by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    Attachment in Psychotherapy by Dr. David Wallin
    Les Miserables

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 11, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

    Linking Past and Present: A Story of Healing from forgotten Trauma in Therapy - Ep. 5

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    In Episode 5, Martin discusses the debate in the field of psychotherapy between Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It gets ugly sometimes, but perhaps the two often opposing camps need each other more than is realized?

    Later in Episode 5 (15:10), Martin's friend Lisa calls in to the Rally to describe how therapy helped uncover forgotten childhood trauma, and resolve a range of medical concerns. Discover how memories can be repressed, forgotten, and embodied - as an adult, and even due to well intended counsel.

    Episode 5 is sponsored by: TZK Seminars

    Mentioned in Episode 5:
    On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD
    Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
    Safe People by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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    August 11, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

    Highlighting Social Anxiety Disorder and Appreciating The Walking Dead - Ep. 4

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    Dr. Nikki Frousakis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California, and works with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In Episode 4, Dr. Frousakis joins Martin on Psych Rally to clarify perceptions about the diagnosis and treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. In addition, tune in to hear their thoughts about the main psychological themes on AMC's The Walking Dead, and find out why Dr. Frousakis once did jumping jacks at a Whole Foods salad bar.

    Episode 4 is sponsored by: TZK Seminars

    Mentioned in Episode 4:
    The Mind Matters series on YouTube
    The Reality Slap by Russ Harris
    Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson
    AMC's The Walking Dead

    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.

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