Psychology podcasts!

I’ve gotten into podcasts. I even narrate one, White-Noise, an audio drama about ghosts in Gettysburg. You can find a podcast for almost any interest! Here are some related to psychology I’ve listened to.

Unpopular Culture
http://upcpodcast.com/

We are not bystanders in today’s culture, and we’re willing to bet: Neither are you. Unpopular Culture is a podcast where a psychotherapist and a team of dedicated professionals, dive into the broken underbelly of today’s society— discovering the weird and the weirdly common. New shows full of case studies, psychological breakdowns and conspiracy theories are released every Tuesday morning wherever you get your podcasts!

The Bright Sessions
http://www.thebrightsessions.com/

This one is a fictional audio drama about a therapist of people with superpowers. It’s very well done and avoids common fiction therapy cliches.

Shrink Rap Radio

http://shrinkrapradio.com/

Long-running show featuring interviews with a wide variety of psychology field personalities with “Dr. Dave.”
“Dr. Dave” is also known as David Van Nuys, Ph.D. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University and served as that department’s Chair for seven years.

Geek Therapy

http://www.geektherapy.com/podcast

Covers many ways to use geek culture in therapeutic ways!

Invisibilia, an NPR podcast

http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/

Invisibilia is Latin for “the invisible things.” We explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

Podcast series by the American Counseling Association

http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/podcasts

The ACA has an official podcast series! You can even listen as part of continuing education credits if you’re in the mental health field. Don’t fret about the price tag if you’re not looking into CE credits though. It’s free to listen!

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Living with Anxiety (article in Counseling Today)

https://ct.counseling.org/2017/05/living-with-anxiety/

 

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 18 percent of the adult population, or more than 40 million people, according to the National Institutes of Health. Among adolescents the prevalence is even higher: 25 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 live with some type of anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are often coupled with sleeplessness, depression, panic attacks, racing thoughts, headaches or other physical issues. Anxiety can run in families and be a lifelong challenge that spills over into all facets of life, from relationships and parenting to the workplace.

The good news is that anxiety disorders are manageable, and counselors have a plethora of tools to help clients lessen the impact of anxiety…

Want to learn about mental health (or practically any other subject) for free?

Khan Academy 

Khan Academy is an amazing, free educational resource! I’ve become way better at math with its math lessons. I wish I’d had it when I was a kid! Check out their mental health section under Health and Medicine or one of their myriad of other subjects. You have to sign up for an account, but it’s completely free. If you’re a parent or teacher, there’s an option to set up accounts for children and track their progress.

As the site’s motto says: You can learn anything!

 

Mental Health Resources

I will  keep editing this list!

American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org

APA’s Highlights in Psychological Research page: http://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/index.aspx

PsychInfo database: http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycinfo/index.aspx

National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/

National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/

American Counseling Association: https://www.counseling.org/

REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) Network: http://www.rebtnetwork.org/

PsychCentral: https://psychcentral.com/

Shrink Rap Radio Psychology Podcast: http://shrinkrapradio.com/

Autistic Self Advocacy Network: http://autisticadvocacy.org/

 

Counseling Today (link)

https://ct.counseling.org/

Check out the website for Counseling Today!

It’s the magazine received by members of the American Counseling Association. Most articles are freely available to all online and tend to not be written too technically even if you’re not in the mental health counseling field. Many people don’t know nearly enough about current mental health topics and research, and many rely on inaccurate sources of information. Please look to reliable sources and learn accurate information. Start a larger, more accurate dialogue about mental health!