Sussan Giurleo

Dr. Susan Giurleo talks about the use of social media in health care and issues that concern both therapists and clients. She and Juliet Austin have helped a huge number of  therapists develop a clear understanding of how social media can become an important piece of the marketing puzzle for their private practices.  In addition to that, Susan talks about ethical issues in the use of social media in health care,  and  provides some  useful information for those who are seeking out the help of a therapist that uses social media.

Therapists interested in further training in Social Media may want to consider contacting Dr. Giurleo at her website or Juliet Austin at hers.  (See Blogroll on left side of screen).

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Sue JohnsonIn this  interview,  Dr. Sue Johnson talks about forgiveness and  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  She talks about what couples need to learn  to create healthy, connected, loving relationships.

Dr. Johnson is the Director of both the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. She is also a professor at the University of Ottawa.

Since the last interview, Hold Me Tight has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Taiwanese Chinese, mainland Chinese and Korean, and is in press in German, Italian, and Swedish.  This is a testament to the importance of this book!

Note:  This is a long interview that you may want to hear in more than one sitting.


Maureen Kitchur’s powerful new book focuses on Mind-Body-Spirit healing, and reveals the hidden blocks that are common causes of feeling “stuck.” Maureen teaches about the most successful ways to heal mind-body problems and about how to employ quantum thinking to direct the Law of Attraction. The book details the powerful 6 Quantum Secrets to an Amazing Life©. It demonstrates how to use the steps to get past blocks and create surprising and spectacular results. Many of Maureen’s clients share detailed, inspiring stories of how they healed, got “unstuck” and practised the 6 Quantum Secrets© to create amazing change in their lives.  For further information check out her website at .



ronIn this interview, Dr. Ronald Frederick talks with Jeff Fisher about the importance of connecting to emotions.  He eloquently describes ways that we defend against feeling our emotions and the cost that this can have for relationships with others and – of course – with ourselves.

Ron Frederick clearly describes an approach to mindfully connect with our emotions and process them to completion.  The approach frees up space to live life more fully and is extremely helpful for people who are hoping to become more connected to themselves and experiences to live life more fully.  All of this is information may be found in his book Living Like You  Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want.  Further information about Dr. Frederick’s book may be found at .  You can also find some stellar reviews about the book on Amazon, if you’re interested.


randyIn this interview,  Dr. Randy Paterson talks about depression to Jeff Fisher of  Randy talks about depression as a disorder and he challenges some of the common myths about this problem.  He provides a clear description of the common symptoms of depression as well as healthy solutions for addressing depression. More than anything he provides hope to those who may be struggling with Depression. Dr. Paterson is the Director of Changeways in Vancouver BC.  He regularly teaches therapists how to help clients with depression and has is the author of the popular press books Your Depression Map and The Assertiveness Workbook. Through Changeways Clinic Dr Paterson provides one-to-one evidence based psychotherapy for depression,  anxiety disorders, difficulties adjusting to significant life challenges and changes, and concerns related to sexual orientation.  In 2008 he was named the 2008 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Assocation’s Distinguished Practitioner Award. You may find discover more about Randy and his work at .


Sue Johnson

In this Podcast interview,  Dr. Sue Johnson talks to Jeff Fisher of about Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  She talks about what couples need to learn  to create healthy, connected, loving relationships. Dr. Johnson is the Director of both the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. She is also a professor at the University of Ottawa. This interview with Sue Johnson provides an excellent overview of EFT, the book “Hold Me Tight”, and the power of attachment in relationships. For more information, or to purchase the book, go to

The book has now been translated into Spanish and is titled: “Abrazame fuerte  – Siete Conversaciones Para Un Amor Duradero”.  It published by by URANO  – - Argentina – www.

Translations into other languages will be noted here in the future.



Ross A. Laird is an interdisciplinary scholar and creative artist. He is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, university professor, addictions and trauma specialist, consultant in the psychology of leadership, poet, and craftsman in wood and stone. One of his books, Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft, was shortlisted for the 2001 Governor General’s Award (the highest literary award in Canada) and the BC Book Prize. Grain of Truth was voted one of the 100 most important books of 2001 by the Globe and Mail. In the present interview, Dr. Laird discusses factors that may predispose individuals towards their “drug of choice” and how this knowledge is relevant in the decisions about treatment applications.



Michelle Fortin is the Executive Director of Watari of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) in Vancouver.  She describes, with great enthusiasm, the programs offered by Watari.  In this insightful and compassionate interview you will hear about how the agency has developed programs with great skill and understanding of the challenging to serve client groups that it serves in this area. Therapytalks is very pleased to be donating 5% of the income from all interviews on the site to Watari.  While Watari is publicly funded,  the money that it receives from Therapytalks will go to presently non-funded services like child care for those attending counselling, bus fare for those attending counselling, in addition to things like food vouchers,  soaps, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc. for clients served.