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The Psych Central Podcast

The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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Oct 29, 2020

Let’s talk about psychotherapy. Why hasn’t it changed much in the last century? And if a patient isn’t getting well, is it the fault of the patient, the therapist, or the therapy itself? In today’s podcast, Gabe and psychologist Barry L. Duncan discuss the idea of holding therapists more accountable when...

Oct 22, 2020

What’s the worst that could happen? And who will you still be regardless of the outcome? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with author Shira Gura about her newest method CLEAR, a tool we can all use to prepare for an upcoming event or situation that is causing anxiety. 

Worried about an upcoming exam, date, or party...

Oct 21, 2020

A third of all people will be a caregiver at some point in their lives. Caregiving for people with schizophrenia presents challenges that many people are ill-prepared for. 

Host Rachel Star and Gabe Howard break down the principles of caregiving and creative ways to navigate schizophrenia. 

Dr. Sarah Kopelovich joins to...

Oct 15, 2020

Do your feelings about a romantic relationship or your partner change significantly when it’s over? In today’s show, Gabe talks with researcher Aidan Smyth who conducted a study probing people’s feelings about their relationships -- both during the relationship and after it was over.

What’s your experience? Do...

Oct 8, 2020

In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling -- and Oprah's book club pick -- book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe...