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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Episode 168: My Counselor Died

Episode 168: My Counselor Died

Hey, everyone!

This episode is missing some of the normal bells and whistles that you are used to. No intro music. No disclaimers or fancy editing. I am currently out of town and my remote desktop failed me, so I don’t have access to my normal episode template.

In this episode, I take one really good listener question about whether it’s strange to feel upset about their counselor dying and what they can do about comparing future counselors to their last one, since it was a good experience for them.

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July 25, 2019 0

Episode 167: Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley

Episode 167: Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley

This is a fantastic interview with Dr. Laura Copley, a trauma specialist, who focuses on post-traumatic growth and resilience. We go through many important facts and misconceptions about trauma. We talk about the difference between resilience and post-traumatic growth. We even dive into a couple exercises that people currently contending with trauma reactions can use to start living life on their terms.

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July 18, 2019 0

Episode 165: Letting Go of Shame with Dr. Suvrat Bhargave

Episode 165: Letting Go of Shame with Dr. Suvrat Bhargave

This is a really nice interview with psychiatrist Dr. Suvrat Bhargave. We talk about lessons that he has learned in his practice including how to let go of shame and why you don’t need to hit rock bottom to have important moments of insight. He is very personable and cares about meeting people where they are at rather than speaking in jargon and working hard to seem like the expert. He challenges the stereotype that psychiatrists are unapproachable and only want to focus on medication management.

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July 4, 2019 0

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