Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen and Dr. Sue Johnson join Drew for an in-depth discussion on Emotionally Focused Therapy and ways it can be applied to our everyday lives. The three of them then take calls on single parenting, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.


For more with Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen, visit

And for more with Dr. Sue Johnson, visit and pick up her book, Hold Me Tight, on Amazon.

Producers: Chris Laxamana and Gary Smith

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  1. Mike

    February 16, 2013

    I really enjoyed this episode. This is such a great podcast – I hope it’s getting the recognition it deserves.

  2. psydintraining

    February 18, 2013

    There are some who get some of this training! I am in my third year of a psy.d program and am writing my clinical research project on the application of emotion focused work to adolescents in the context of the age of social media. Empathy, experiential, and moment-to-moment work is essential for the training of new psychologists in the digital 2.0 age. I liked how your conversation turned to the internal experience of early career/psychologists-in-training. Don’t you think the supervision process should include a self-exploration component? My program, for one, does not even offer health insurance to cover therapy costs. I think being a patient should be a requirement of the therapy training process! What are y’alls’ thoughts about smartphones and social networking sites’ effects on adolescent emotional development?

  3. Aaron Fletcher

    February 18, 2013

    This podcast saved me and helped me all of my feelings into words. I was doing this on my own I’m happy to hear I’ve been doing the right thing. I was in a dark place til I heard this.

  4. Caty

    February 23, 2013

    Incredible. I teared up. I will be buying Hold Me Tight and keeping all o these tools in mind in my relationship.

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