Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr Berney and Dr Marshall interview Dr. Aaron Balick, author of The Psychodynamics of Social Media. Aaron is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and cultural theorist specialising in the understanding of modernity through depth psychology. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex and is a founding member and former chair of The Relational School, UK. Aaron is the author of two books, The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected up instantaneous culture and the self (2014, Karnac) and the children’s self-help book Keep your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress (2013, Hachette). His third, The Little Book of Calm (Penguin) is due out early 2018. He is the director of Stillpoint Spaces London, which aims to apply depth psychology outside the consulting room.
Watch Dr. Balick’s lecture on the topic of social media and fake news here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PzFwtyPJ4).
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Dr. Berney is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience and specializes in pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. Dr. Berney provides a wide array of mental health services to his clients, including individual therapy, family therapy and parent training, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, forensic evaluations, and group therapy. In addition to his clinical services, Dr. Berney has conducts workshops and seminars to professional and community groups across the nation. He writes a weekly column in The Ledger entitled The Mental Breakdown and is co-author of several works, including the Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child (available on Amazon Kindle), The Elimination Diet Manual (available on Amazon Kindle), and the Pediatric Behavior Rating Scale. Dr. Berney is also the co-host of two weekly podcasts, The Mental Breakdown and The Psychreg Podcast, both of which can be found on iTunes.
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