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Steven J. Sandage

Steven J. Sandage


Steven J. Sandage is Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Psychology of Religion and Theology at Boston University, where he is also Research Director and Senior Staff Psychologist at the Danielsen Institute. He has authored or co-authored several books and many more articles on relational spirituality, the clinical significance of forgiveness, the nature of humility, among many other topics.About Steven J. Sandage:• Faculty page at Boston University• Google Scholar profile• The Danielsen Institute Programs mentioned in this episode:• The Virtue and Flourishing Project• The  "Helping the Helping Professionals" Initiative, funded by the Peale FoundationBooks mentioned in this episode:• Relational Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Healing Suffering and Promoting Growth (SJ Sandage, D Rupert, GS Stavros, NG Devor)• Forgiveness and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: A Relational Approach (EL Worthington Jr. & SJ Sandage)Articles mentioned in this episode:• Forgiveness in the treatment of borderline personality disorder: A quasi-experimental study (2015). SJ Sandage, B Long, R Moen, PJ Jankowski, EL Worthington Jr., NG Wade & MS Rye.• Relational dynamics between psychotherapy clients and clinic administrative staff: A pilot study (2017) SJ Sandage, SH Moon, D Rupert, DR Paine, EG Ruffing, LE Kehoe, M Bronstein, & SC Hassen. Additional resources mentioned in this episode:• Robert Moore on humilityAbout John T. Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @AnomalousMind
Simon Jarrett

Simon Jarrett


Simon Jarrett is a historian and writer, a research fellow at Birbeck, University of London, and the editor of Community Living Magazine. He is the author of Those They Called Idiots:The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day (Reaktion Books, 2020).  • Purchase Those They Called Idiots via Reaktion (UK) or U. of Chicago Press (US).• More about Community Living Magazine • More about Corali Dance Company• Follow @SimonJarrett6 on TwitterOther work mentioned in this episode:• Deborah Cohen, Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain• C.F. Goodey, A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability' About John T. Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @AnomalousMind
Clara Humpston

Clara Humpston


Dr. Clara Humpston is a Research Fellow in Youth Mental Health Methodology at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, and beginning in April 2022 she will be an Assistant Professor at the University of York.  Her work ranges broadly over cognitive neuropsychiatry, computational psychiatry, phenomenology, among other fields. Much of her research has focused on improving our understanding of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. About Clara Humpston:• Faculty profile• Google Scholar• Posts at Psychology TodaySelected Research:The paradoxical self: Awareness, solipsism and first-rank symptoms in schizophreniaC HumpstonBehind the opaque curtain: A 20-year longitudinal study of dissociative and first-rank symptoms in schizophrenia-spectrum psychoses, other psychoses and non-psychotic disordersC Humpston, M Harrow, C RosenInnovations in the psychopathology of schizophrenia: a primer for busy cliniciansP Wilson, C Humpston, R Nathan Finding order within the disorder: a case study exploring the meaningfulness of delusionsR Ritunnano, C Humpston, MR BroomeAbout John T. Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @AnomalousMind
Dariusz Galasiński

Dariusz Galasiński


Dariusz Galasiński is Professor at the University of Wroclaw, as well as Head of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Health and Illness. He is a linguist and the author of numerous books and articles on language, psychology, psychiatry, and their points of intersection.Website: dariuszgalasinski.comTwitter: @d_galasinskiCentre for Interdisciplinary Research into Health and IllnessSelected articles:• No mental health research without qualitative research. Lancet Psychiatry. • Language and psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry.Selected books:• Men's Discourses of Depression. Palgrave Macmillan.• Discourses of Men's Suicide Notes. Bloomsbury. About John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @AnomalousMind
Acacia Parks is the Chief Science Officer at Happify Health and is the author of numerous widely cited publications on positive psychology, digital mental health, and their intersection. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvana.About Acacia Parks:Happify Health: Acacia Parks, Ph.D., Chief Science OfficerGoogle Scholar: Acacia C. ParksTwitter: @acaciaparksPsychology Today: The Science of Self-HelpSelected Happify Health products:Happify Kopa for PsoriasisSelected research:Positive psychotherapyMEP Seligman, T Rashid, AC ParksPursuing happiness in everyday life: The characteristics and behaviors of online happiness seekersAC Parks, MD Della Porta, RS Pierce, R Zilca, S LyubomirskyDisseminating self-help: positive psychology exercises in an online trialSM Schueller, AC ParksPositive Psychological Interventions (PPIs) in the age of COVID-19: on the potential impact of digital PPIs on lonelinessAC Parks, EM BoucherTesting a scalable web and smartphone based intervention to improve depression, anxiety, and resilience: A randomized controlled trialAC Parks, AL Williams, MM Tugade, KE Hokes, RD Honomichl, RD ZilcaThe effects of a digital well-being intervention on patients with chronic conditions: observational studyAC Parks, AL Williams, GM Kackloudis, JL Stafford, EM Boucher, RD HonomichiAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Elizabeth Eikey is an Assistant Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science as well as The Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  In addition, she is the Director of the Mental Health in Design Lab and the Assistant Director of the iSchool Inclusion Institute. She holds a Ph.D in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State.   About Elizabeth Eikey:Webpage: eveikey.weebly.comGoogle Scholar: Elizabeth V. Eikey, PhDTwitter: @eveikeySelected research:It's Definitely Been a Journey: A Qualitative Study on How Women with Eating Disorders Use Weight Loss AppsEV Eikey, MC ReddyDo Recovery Apps Even Exist?: Why College Women with Eating Disorders Use (But Not Recommend) Diet and Fitness Apps Over Recovery AppsEV Eikey, Y Chen, K ZhengRecovery and maintenance: How women with eating disorders use InstagramEV Eikey, KM BoothBarriers to and Facilitators of User Engagement With Digital Mental Health Interventions: Systematic ReviewJ Borghouts, EV Eikey, G Mark, C De Leon, SM Schueller, M Schneider, N Stadnick, K Zheng, D Mukamel, DH SorkinExamining the Role of Collaboration in Studies of Health Information Technologies in Biomedical Informatics: A Systematic Review of 25 Years of ResearchEV Eikey, MC Reddy, CE KuziemskyDesigning for privacy management in hospitals: Understanding the gap between user activities and IT staff’s understandingsEV Eikey, AR Murphy, MC Reddy, H XuAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dr. Kayla Rosen is a staff psychiatrist at UC Santa Barbara Student Health, and also works with Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and Santa Barbara Street Medicine. She holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania and did her residency at Mass General Hospital and McLean Hospital, where she was chief resident in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Unit. About Kayla Rosen:UC Santa Barbara profileSanta Barbara Street Medicine profileAbout Open Dialogue:Finland in Boston? Applying Open Dialogue Ideals on a Psychotic Disorders Inpatient Teaching UnitKayla Rosen, Joseph StoklosaAbout Open DialogueInstitute for Dialogic PracticeThe Comprehensive Open-Dialogue Approach in Western Lapland: II. Long-term stability of acute psychosis outcomes in advanced community careJaakko Seikkula, Birgitta Alakare, Jukka AaltonenOpen Dialogues in the Present and the FutureJaakko SeikkulaAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Smriti Joshi is Lead Psychologist at Wysa and an expert in telehealth delivery. She holds an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delhi and is a Member of the British Psychological Society.About Smriti Joshi:Twitter: @SmritiSawhneyLinkedIn: Smriti Joshi, MBPsSAbout Wysa:Website: wysa.ioTwitter: @wysabuddyWysa and the NHSSelected Works:"Let's Talk, but is Anyone Even Listening?"Smriti Joshi, TEDx talkTelepsychotherapy: The Bridge to Continuity in Care and Mental Health Services in Covid-19 and the Post-Covid EraSmriti JoshiAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Clarissa Ong is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Utah State University, and a Predoctoral Intern at McLean Hospital. She is the lead author of several widely cited papers on ACT, perfectionism, obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding, and other topics, and an expert on the emerging topic of Process-Based Therapy. About Clarissa Ong:Google Scholar: @ongclarissawSelected Research:A meta-analysis of dropout rates in acceptance and commitment therapyClarissa W Ong, Eric B Lee, Michael P TwohigA randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for clinical perfectionismClarissa W Ong, Eric B Lee, Jennifer Krafft, Carina L Terry, Tyson S Barrett, Michael E Levin, Michael P TwohigIn-Person and Online-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Hoarding Disorder: A Multiple Baseline StudyClarissa W Ong, Jennifer Krafft, Franchessca Panoussi, Julie M Petersen, Michael E Levin, Michael P TwohigA Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Online-Delivered ACT-Enhanced Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania in AdolescentsMichael P Twohig, Julie M Petersen, Jeremiah Fruge, Clarissa W Ong, Jennifer L Barney, Jennifer Krafft, Eric B Lee, Michael E LevinBeyond Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Process-Based TherapyClarissa W Ong, Michael E Levin, Michael P TwohigACT in Steps: A Transdiagnostic Manual for Learning Acceptance and Commitment TherapyMichael P Twohig, Michael E Levin, Clarissa W OngAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dr. Andrea Niles is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Youper AI. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the UCLA and is the author of a number of widely-cited articles on anxiety disorders and their treatment. She is also the founder of Digital Mental Health Hub, a community for connecting professionals working in digital mental health.About Andrea Niles:Website: Scholar: @PsychNilesPublications Discussed in this Episode:Examining the reach of smartphone apps for depression and anxietyWasil, A. R., Gillespie, S., Shingleton, R., Wilks, C. R., & Weisz, J. R.Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health among 157,213 AmericansJS Yarrington, Ja Lasser, D Garcia, JH Vargas, DD Couto, T Marafon, MG Craske, AN NilesRandomized controlled trial of expressive writing for psychological and physical health: the moderating role of emotional expressivityAN Niles, KEB Haltom, CM Mulvenna, MD Lieberman, AL StantonCognitive mediators of treatment for social anxiety disorder: Comparing acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapyAN Niles, LJ Burklund, JJ Arch, MD Lieberman, D Saxbe, MG CraskeAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dr. Caroline Figueroa is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and She holds an MD and an PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam, and is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and a Senior Data Science Fellow at Berkeley's D-Lab. Her current work focuses on digital interventions for mental health, with a special focus on interventions for underserved populations. About Caroline Figueroa:Profile at D-Lab: Scholar profile: Medium: Twitter: and publications discussed in this episode:The Stay Well at Home ProjectSite at Digital Health Equity and Access LabThe need for a mental health technology revolution in the COVID-19 pandemicCA Figueroa, A AguileraAdaptive learning algorithms to optimize mobile applications for behavioral health: guidelines for design decisionsCA Figueroa, A Aguilera, B Chakraborty, A Modiri, J Aggarwal, N Deliu, U Sarkar, JJ Williams, CR LylesUse of digital mental health for marginalized and underserved populationsSM Schueller, JF Hunter, C Figueroa, A AguileraWho benefits most from adding technology to depression treatment and how? An analysis of engagement with a texting adjunct for psychotherapyCA Figueroa, O DeMasi, R Hernandez-Ramos, A AguileraAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Mark O'Connell is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.  He is the author of The Performing Art of Therapy  (Routledge, 2019) and Modern Brides & Modern Grooms (Skyhorse, 2014), as well as numerous academic and popular articles. He holds an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work and an MFA in Acting from the Trinity Rep Conservatory.  Website: Performing Art of TherapyModern Brides & Modern GroomsBlog (Psychology Today):Quite Queerly: Exploring the performing art of livingAcademic & popular articles:Publications by Mark O'ConnellAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dr. Michael Levin is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Utah State University. He is a leading researcher on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has been an innovator in developing web and mobile-based ACT interventions. He is co-Director (with Dr. Michael Twohig) of the ACT Research Group at Utah State. He received his PhD from University of Nevado, Reno under the direction of Steven Hayes. About Michael Levin:Website: Scholar: Michael LevinACT projects online:ACT Research Group at Utah StateSign up to use ACT GuideArticles discussed in this episode:"Feasibility of a Prototype Web-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Prevention Program for College Students"ME Levin, J Pistorello, JR Seeley, SC Hayes"Does self-help increase rates of help seeking for student mental health problems by minimizing stigma as a barrier?"ME Levin, J Krafft, C Levin"Cognitive behavioral mobile applications: clinical studies, marketplace overview, and research agenda"J Torous, ME Levin, DK Ahern, ML Oser"When is online pornography viewing problematic among college males? Examining the moderating role of experiential avoidance"ME Levin, J Lillis, SC Hayes"Beyond Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Process-Based Therapy"CW Ong, ME Levin, MP TwohigAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dr. David Ireland is a Senior Research Scientist at at the Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO.  He does research on a broad range of issues, from therapeutic technology for speech and language disorders to the general theory of AI. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computer Science from Griffith University. About David Ireland:Profile at CSIROResearch page on Google ScholarPapers, posts, and videos:Hello Harlie: Enabling Speech Monitoring Through Chat-Bot ConversationsD Ireland, C Atay, J Liddle, D Bradford, H Lee, O Rushin, T Mullins, D Angus, J Wiles, S McBride, A Vogel Video: Harlie small-talkDesigning a Chatbot for Non-Verbal Children on the Autism SpectrumA Cooper, D IrelandPain ROADMAP: A Mobile Platform to Support Activity Pacing for Chronic Pain D Ireland, N AndrewsIntroducing Edna: A trainee chatbot designed to support communication about additional (secondary) genomic findingsD Ireland, DK Bradford, E Szepe, E Lynch, M Martyn, D Hansen, C GaffThe Future of Chatbots Is More Than Just Small-TalkD Ireland, C Atay, J LiddleAristotle and the ChatbotD Ireland, DK BradfordVideo: Simple Logic Reasoning and Sentence SemanticsAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalousAbout:
Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni is an addictions psychiatrist as well as a global health researcher.  He is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Director of the Addictions Research Group at Sangath in Goa, India. About Abhijit Nadkarni:Profile at Centre for Global Mental HealthProfile at London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineTwitter: @abhiloquaciousResearch page on Google ScholarSelected projects:Projects at Sangath's Addictions Research GroupListing of projects at MH InnovationPapers mentioned in this episode:"Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for harmful drinking in men, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial"A Nadkarni, B Weobong, HA Weiss, et al"Trajectories of Alcohol Use Disorders and Their Differential Impact: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Goa, India"A Nadkarni, HA Weiss, B Bhat, V PatelAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalousAbout:
Elliot D. Cohen, PhD, is the President of the Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute, and co-founder and Executive Director of the National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA).  He is one of the leading figures in philosophical counseling in the United States and the author of a number of books and articles on that and many other subjects.Some of Elliot D. Cohen's projects discussed in this episode:What Would Aristotle Do?Blog at Psychology TodayTell Walter: iOS, AndroidAn app that diagnoses faulty thinkingLogic-Based Therapy and Everyday Emotions: A Case-Based Approach2016 book on Logic-Based Therapy "The Metaphysics of Logic-Based Therapy" (PDF)Article on the philosophical foundations of Logic-Based TherapyLogic-Based TherapyWikipedia entry on Logic-Based TherapyAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalousAbout:
Chadi El-Moussawi is the CEO and Co-Founder of is "an online marketplace for psychotherapy services," based in the Czech Republic, and founded in 2019. Chadi joins The Anomalous Mind to discuss the importance of providing therapy online, and shares insights gained from building an online therapy platform in the Czech Republic. About terap.ioInstagram: @terapioAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Shrenik Jain is the CEO and Founder of Marigold Health. Marigold Health "combines the relatability of peer support groups with clinical mental health and substance use care." Along with his fellow founder Ravi Shah, he was recently named by Forbes as one of the "30 Under 30" in healthcare.About Marigold Health:Website: www.marigoldhealth.comTwitter: @MarigoldHealth"Mobile Peer-Support for Opioid Use Disorders: Refinement of an Innovative Machine Learning Tool"C Scherzer, M Ranney, S Jain, S P Bommaraju, J Patena, K Langdon, E Nimaja, E Jennings, and F L Beaudoin "30 Under 30" in Healthcare, 2021 contingency management (mentioned in this episode):Contingency Management Interventions/Motivational IncentivesAbout John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Episode #2: Minha Lee

Episode #2: Minha Lee


Minha Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Design at the Eidhoven University of Technology. Her work explores "how we can design interactions with conversational agents like robots or chatbots as our moral mirrors for exploring moral emotions and concepts like compassion or fairness." Her paper "Caring for Vincent: A Chatbot for Self-Compassion" (co-authored with S Ackermans, N van As, H Chang, E Lucas, W Ijsselsteijn) introduces a new perspective on the role of chatbots in mental health.About Minha Lee:Website: Scholar: @minhappylee"Caring for Vincent: A Chatbot for Self-Compassion"M Lee, S Ackermans, N van As, H Chang, E Lucas, W Ijsselsteijn"Speech Acts Redux"M Lee Lee's Dissertation: Forthcoming Papers:"People May Punish, But Not Blame, Robots""Conversational Futures: Emancipating Conversational Interactions for Futures Worth Wanting""The Extended Mind" (mentioned in this episode)A Clark & D Chalmers John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
Dahyana Schlosser is a therapist, a nurse, and the co-founder of Pinnacle Partnerships, an organization devoted to supporting the social, emotional, and physical health of children and families. We discuss the vital work that Pinnacle Partnerships has been doing in Brockton and beyond, how Pinnacle Partnerships has pivoted in 2020, and how the field of pediatric mental health is changing today.Pinnacle Partnerships: http://www.pinnaclepartnerships.orgTherapy to You (individual therapy with Dahyana): http://therapytoyou.orgCeleste the Therapist's podcast (mentioned in the interview): John Maier: The Anomalous Mind:Email: theanomalousmind@gmail.comTwitter: @ItsAnomalous
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