by Joye C. Anestis
Our friends at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina (BehaviorTherapist.com) have released two new excellent podcasts, geared toward both consumers and professionals. We at PBB are continually impressed the the caliber of individuals that are interviewed as part of this series.
The most recent one is an interview with Dr. Judith Beck, cognitive therapist, director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, and daughter of Dr. Aaron Beck, the creator of cognitive therapy. In the interview, Dr. Beck discusses the basics of the cognitive model, her recent work with cognitive therapy and weight loss (you can also check out her book on this topic, The Beck Diet Solution), the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, how to find a competent cognitive therapist, and current directions in cognitive therapy. I've attended workshops given by Dr. Beck at ABCT in the past, and she is an excellent teacher and speaker. Listen to the podcast here.
Earlier in the month, an interview with Dr. Marc Branch of the University of Florida on behavioral pharmacology was released. Behavioral pharmacology is the study of the effect of drugs on behaviors. Topics covered in this interview include the behavioral pharmacology perspective on addiction, a discussion of Peter Dews' research, behavioral factors related to tolerance, and exposure and anti-anxiety agents. I am not as familiar with the field of behavioral pharmacology, so this podcast is an excellent learning tool for me...hopefully, for some of you as well! You can listen to it here.
We are always looking for podcasts to listen to and advertise...let us know if you know of any other good ones out there that promote the science of clinical psychology (and even those that promote science in general!).