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  • The Applications of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in Tense Political Times – Ep. 23

    On Episode 23, Martin discusses a dispute that occurred on the email listserve for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Should psychotherapists concern themselves with loaded political issues? Can theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) go beyond influencing a client’s internal world to empower societal engagement? Tune in for some Disney-inspired reflections and share your thoughts on the episode shownotes.

    Mentioned in Episode 23:
    “Occidental Tourist: Lost in (Mindful) Translation” by Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
    Constructing the Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History of Psychotherapy by Phillip Cushman
    “For the First time in Forever” from Disney’s Frozen


    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.