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Author: Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP & Ann Kelley PhD

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Learn to use the sciences of the mind to help you understand what makes you emotionally tick. Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down the research in modern attachment, relational neuroscience and trauma in a challenging but entertaining format to keep you off autopilot and moving towards closer connections.
158 Episodes
This is the second of three episodes on the basics of modern attachment and the attachment-regulation spectrum. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott break down the red side of the attachment spectrum, anxious attachment. Find more at
New season starts Nov 1. You may think you are calm cool and collected, but ask around. :) This episode pairs with the next 2 in discussing attachment patterns in adulthood and are the core content from which we will pick up again Season 6. We keep learning a lot and updating our model so tune in and see where we go with it over time, okay?
This episode replay is packed with cool content which is why we wanted to share it again! Learn about complex trauma, debunk myths of false memories from an expert witness for the prosecutors of child sexual abuse, and revisit the 3 Pillars Model of effective treatment for attachment disturbances, Dr. Daniel Brown!
It’s hard to verbalize the problem with “evidence-based” models of care, but renowned psychoanalyst and psychologist Nancy McWilliams does just that. In today's replay, she further describes what happens in quality depth-oriented therapies such as psychoanalytically-informed, attachment-oriented therapy, and integrates the neurobiological aspect that Freud started that has now been confirmed. Enjoy this episode replay, because it still has so much wisdom to share.
In this episode Therapist Uncensored co-host Dr. Ann Kelley joins guest Dr. Susan Ansorge to talk about was to communicate about sex.
Unpack the neuroscience of shame with Dr. Stephen Finn and co-hosts, Dr. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP. It is probably one of your least favorite feelings, but it contains important interpersonal information for us and is a good one to deep-dive around. This is a replay from the archives, but is highly relevant today as nobody is feeling very good about themselves right now.
Interpersonal co-regulation requires boundary-setting. Therapist Uncensored co-hosts Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott join the founder of IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin, Dr. Juliane Taylor Shore, in a discussion on interpersonal neurobiology and regulation. We’ll explore the three types of boundaries, how to co-create them plus how to stay regulated using internalized relationships with the self.
In this episode replay, we’ll go over where many parents go wrong, what we can do instead, and how shifts in our strategies can revolutionize our households.  Learn the strategies of the Nurtured Heart Approach with expert guest, Elizabeth Sylvester.
Learn the cheat code to parenting in a pandemic with Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Tina Bryson as they break down the science behind attachment and showing up. This is literally from the father of interpersonal neurobiology and his colleague as they apply the actual science to managing massive uncertainty and unprecedented stress.
Sue Marriott LCSW CGP and Ann Kelley PhD conclude their fifth season of this podcast. Therapist Uncensored is packed with incredible content and has an archive of episodes developed over the past 5 years with the theme growing security. The expert guest list is an embarrassment of riches. This episode reviews some of the highlights and points you in the right direction based on your interest. Shownotes at
The Modern Attachment-Regulation Spectrum - a model developed to describe attachment and neuroscience discussed by Sue Marriott & Ann Kelley. They summarize the 5 seasons so far and give a review of what they've learned. If you have ever wanted to understand attachment or keep up to date with the science, this podcast is packed with resources for you to learn and grown. See more at
Today's episode dives into a specific form of healing relationships, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). Co-host Sue Marriott talks with therapist Camille Scent about Sue Johnson's widely-respected treatment model. EFT is based in attachment science is a powerful tool in transforming even very difficult relationships.
Bioenergetic therapist Dr. Robert Coffman joins co-host Dr. Ann Kelley for a conversation on body-focused therapy. Learn the about the interplay of your nervous system and how that relates to attachment and trauma.
Lori Gottlieb & Sue Marriott share surprising insights about what therapy delivers and her NYT best-seller "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." Surprisingly, people go to therapy to unlearn themselves.
Attachment science is one of the most empirically validated theories of human development and is considered by many to be biologically driven and universal. But how can psychological science developed by educated European scholars in the 50's not unintentionally have some implicit bias? Join us in re-examining our assumptions about healthy child development, maternal sensitivity and attachment "insecurity." It's an overdue awkward and highly imperfect conversation but exactly what we should be talking about today.
A poignant short story about isolation to connection. There is hope for us all - no matter your attachment history, there is hope for change with relationships. In this episode, Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP shares a specific case about an awkward goose named Felicity as another way of looking at change in attachment. Dan Stern's paper linked and recommended. Find more at
Dr. Ramani Durvasula joins us to deepen our series on challenging personalities and to discuss the underpinnings of narcissism as it relates to attachment. Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Dr. Durvasula discuss how to identify and navigate these tough relationships. See more at
Learn more about the science of trauma and what heals. For parents and for therapists treating children and adults - Robyn Gobbel has resources to support you in addressing dysregulation and in applying the neuroscience of attachment.
Leading attachment researcher Dr. Alan Sroufe shares personal reflections of his lifetime of studying attachment from infancy to adulthood. Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP discusses his new book, A Compelling Idea, How We Become the Person's We Are (2020) and the take away's from the 40-year and ongoing Minnesota study.
Every couple has its ups and downs, but it's easy to think that our relationship is uniquely challenging. Experts in couples therapy and a couple themselves, Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson join co-host Sue Marriott to discuss what most people get wrong about working with couples, and how to help get it right. Together, they'll dive into the dos and don'ts of couples therapy, from the perspective of the therapist and the patient.
Comments (14)

Daniel Taylor

great discussion. although assuming a conclusion about why a male behaves certain ways sexually towards a possible sex partner is a reach. Instead of Socialization, could it be that people tend to assume that their inner reality is shared by the people they interact with? Why wouldn't a person, at a surface level, not having relationship with a person, assume that their experience is global to their environment socially? Mix alcohol to social exchange, lowering one's ability to reason, (IQ), and people act out the illusion they have created within the context of evolutionary or created modes of being. To be honest, it could be my age, whenever there is a discussion about hookup culture, I have a difficult time understanding why people participate in it. It also makes me sad that young people seem to be navigating life without the order of the past, respected elders. Hookup culture reminds me of an episode of logons run. Meaning has been disposed of and what's left is of very little value, nilism.

Mar 25th

Lesa Jeannette

The recording is too quiet. I hope the sound quality gets better in newer episodes.

Dec 16th

Laurence Van der Haegen

I'm loving your podcasts and have found your communication tips useful when dealing with challenges in my relationship. Thank you!

Nov 25th

Algani Kimpar

Thank you. After reading the description, I will certainly listen to this episode. as I recognize myself on this covert narcissist. I realize this episode is more about how to deal with such people. But do you have any material on how to help yourself to cure if YOU are that narcissist? Therapy is recommended, of course (I am on the waiting list to get one currently, but in the meantime trying to figure something out myself). Thanks a lot for your podcast!

Nov 10th

Steph Munday

I listened to this podcast and quite enjoyed it. I related to the single mom who has been single for a while, being more lenient with my son. I have a question though. My bf and I live together- me and my 1 child, and he and his 3 children. We've been together 2 years, living together for 1. I knew it would be difficult, but I always feel like he is annoyed with my son. He has even said he is often frustrated with my boy, and I try hard to better my parenting to ease his frustration but it never seems to be enough. It happens every week that I have him. Do you have any podcasts relating to this issue? It has gotten to the point where I am feeling quite down about it.

Sep 3rd

Steph Munday

if I sit idle I usually fall asleep haha

Aug 12th

Lesa Jeannette

great episode!

May 19th

Josh Many

Such an amazing podcast! Has been truly been a gift to have discovered this. It provides an abundance of tools and insight into inner workings of the brain to make life so much easier to navigate and ability to create beautiful relationships. Highly highly recommend!!

Apr 14th

Erika Sommer

Full disclosure I did not listen to this whole episode. I shut it off about 20 minutes because I was so frustrated with the way Dr. Brown defines complex trauma. It seems to me that he has a very high standard for what he calls complex trauma, particularly that it must come with all these severe comorbidities. Not only does this make no logical sense to me, it's incredibly frustrating as someone without those comorbidities who is still very much affected by childhood trauma. CPTSD is the only term available at this time to help people like me assert the validity of our particular type of trauma in the face of a culture that insists trauma must be related to some single horrendous event rather than a period of disruptive experiences in early childhood. It frustrates me to see Dr. Brown so callously take that away. I'm sure there is a way to discuss the intersection of CPTSD and other comorbidities and how attachment may come up without effectively invalidating a huge portion of CPTSD patients.

May 31st

Kirill Eremenko

Amazing podcast! Thank you

Mar 31st

Matthew Copeland

this is making me dizzy. to hear sophisticated conversations lacking the primal integer that obviously keeps the ball bouncing is truly heartbreaking. its easy... anything you don't know is difficult. therefore when any introduction has passed but the journey continues the choice is apparent. that is Choice. So publicly televising early initiations that for some have easily been set aside to focus on the Good. You now get an older version that is giving the option to choose again. consequently there is only so much a person can process when handling situations that initially has been avoided for a more advantageous manner. now you have practice on practice on practice of an overloaded society to choose with pressures of instant messaging or be determined incompetent. you shouldn't allow the opinions by societies managers to determine what most people overcome as a child and that is the basic survival traditions that are passed down with as much freedom as allowed. quick answer is Be Grateful you survived or that you are alive or you will just plant the seed of another's opportunity to choose death. thank you

Oct 4th
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Dawn Butler

love this

Aug 8th

Viola Chandler

Would like passionate warm,/ hot touching with my love time tick have til 10:45 pm . please

May 2nd
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