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Author: Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP & Ann Kelley PhD`

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For any life-long learners, curious skeptics, and therapy-junkies who want a little science with their fluff. Psychotherapists from Austin Texas speaking freely on life, love, sex, and the things that matter. Candid unscripted conversations rooted in attachment and relational science will unpack how to improve your relationships with others and more deeply understand what makes you and those you love emotionally tick. So whether you just want to peek behind the therapist notepad, deepen your EQ, or just have fun, dive in with co-hosts Dr. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott and their guest experts.

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106 Episodes
Learn what actually works in therapy.It's hard to verbalize the problem with "evidenced-based" models of care, but renown psychoanalyst and psychologist Nancy McWilliams does just that.  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.Who is Nancy McWilliams?Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, is Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey. She is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and has authored three classic books on psychotherapy, including the award-winning Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process. Dr. McWilliams is an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a former Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the Leadership and Scholarship Awards from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Hans H. Strupp Award from the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, and delivered the Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology for APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). She has demonstrated psychodynamic psychotherapy in three APA educational videos and has spoken at the commencement ceremonies of the Yale University School of Medicine and the Smith College School for Social Work.Show Notes - Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Therapy with Nancy McWilliamsPsychoananalytic Perspective, Trauma & Attachment Based Treatment• Challenges – academic and scientific• Short term focused• Technique driven• However, deprives individuals of the time needed to establish secure attachment to therapist, develop motivation to change, feel root feelings, etc.• Psychoananalytic Perspective• Humanistic-evidence based relationships• Proving and disproving Freud Trauma treatment history• Long term TherapyBenefits• Devoted TherapistNegative Transference"Difficult patients" typically are the ones that evoke parts of ourselves that we don't like. Our own ugliness, our own badness, all of that. And again, that goes back to long-term treatment, but also long-term treatment of ourselves, you know, as doing our own work and really, you know, a lifelong process.Research on non-verbal communications and what works in therapy.Learning the defenses and what lies underneath• Narcissism/soft toss• Borderline• what would you advise for people to get the most out of their therapy or any close relationship that they're in? Do you have thoughts about that? If you enjoy this episode you may also enjoy these:TU105: Narcissism, What is Going On Under the Defense w Sue Marriott & Ann KelleyTU90: Avoidance and the Difficulty Opening Up with Guest Robert T. MullerTU41: The Dark Side Of Therapy: Recognizing When The Therapeutic Relationship Goes Bad Resources:Psychoanalytic Diagnosis by Nancy McWilliams (textbook for therapists and students)To Know and to Care - A_Review of Psychoanalysis by Nancy McWilliamsPsychoanalytic Diagnosis - Nancy McWilliamsA psychodynamic formulation masterclass by Nancy McWilliamsIn Conversation Wih Dr Nancy McWilliamThe Therapeutic Presence In Psychoanalys by Nancy McWilliams Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed - Lori Gottlieb  (Sue read this at Dr. McWilliams suggestion and found it hilarious, poignant and much like therapy occurs in real life.  Highly recommended.) Who doesn’t love special offers?Our course is now available for a deeply discounted early release  price! While this course is aimed toward clinicians (CE’s available!),
Get under the hood of what narcissism truly is, what causes it and what the defense and personality structure is all about. With compassion this phenomena is explored, focusing this time on the diagnosis itself. Later we will discuss Malignant Narcissism and what to do if you were raised in this environment or are partnered with a narcissist.
Candid and hilarious conversation about how the relational sciences translates to work and parenting, by a listener ready to challenge the premise. Afraid of interacting with your co-workers? All the single listeners, (think Beyonce!) heads up.  Learn to use attachment science day to day and delve more deeply into the avoidant end of the spectrum. Fun episode!
Have you ever just sat back and observed a small child as they learn something new?  There is this profound sense of awe and wonder with each new discovery they make.  Kids are naturally curious.  As adults, we tend to take what we know about the world for granted. But, through the eyes of a child, the world is an exciting mystery just waiting to be discovered!  What if we told you that it is possible to experience that childlike curiosity in your day-to-day life, starting right now? What if we also told you that curiosity is one of the most powerful relationship tools we have?  Curiosity is much more than a quest for knowledge and is not as simple as it seems.
Explore the myth of self-regulation, the natural neurobiology of co-regulation and it's capacity to engage safety and heal trauma. Learn about using interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and Polyvagal Theory to establish safety and security in therapy and in relationships.
Learn the 3 pillars of attachment security and how to heal from the inside-out.We cover quite a lot in this podcast, especially about treatment, but if that still isn’t enough, these show notes are PACKED with PDF’s of great material offered by Dr. Elliott! Below you will find 4 full PDF handouts about the salient ideas of their synthesis of treatment for adults with attachment disruptions.
For our 100th episode, tune in for a review of favorite audience episodes and back stories about the evolution of Therapist Uncensored with co-hosts Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott.  This is a show hosted by 2 therapists who share the most usable science on attachment relationships psychotherapy and trauma.  It combines both host lead conversations and interviews with top experts in the the respective fields - neuroscience, therapists, academic researchers, musicians and pop-culture celebrities that share their wisdom about relationships.
What if we flipped the script and learned to see our body as a messenger that needs to be heard rather than an obstacle to be conquered when it comes to our relationship with food? When we take physiological perspective, we learn that the body has much to say not only about food but also emotional regulation and our basic human needs for attachment and defense.
Dive deeper into this new (to us) model of interpreting attachment science and discover how to apply it in your daily life.  Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD have fun breaking down the last two episodes where Dr. Patricia Crittenden so generously shared her strategies of adaptation model, called the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM).  Focus is on personal and clinical importance in this last of a 3-part series on the DMM.
A unique perspective in the treatment and assessment of attachment injuries, the DMM is explained in detail right here! Dr. Patricia Crittenden shares her model, the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation, and uses her rich international background to deepen our understanding of culture and context on self-survival strategies.
Comments (4)

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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