This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
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- Encore: Tell Your Children about the Dangers of Todays Marijuana
August 1, 2019
While the choice of using marijuana is personal and legalization is likely moving forward, Alex Berenson, former New York Times reporter, invites you to consider this question with your children- How …
- The Psychological Impact of Zero Tolerance: Fear, Loss, Hope
July 25, 2019
In an earlier show on Psych Up Live, Law Professor Sarah Rogerson discussed the legal ramifications of the Immigration Crisis. In this show, Dr. Hawthorne Smith, licensed psychologist and Clinical Dir …
- Encore: Taking Revenge A Better Way
July 18, 2019
There are few people who have been injured or wronged by another who don’t think about and want to mollify their psychic pain with revenge.
- Encore: Gossip: Is it a Character Flaw or a Social Skill?
July 11, 2019
Few people want to be called a " Gossip” but most people can’t resist hearing a juicy story about a friend, celebrity or co-worker. Why? What is it about learning private information about others …
- Encore: Buzz: Understanding Sensation Seeking and Thrill Seeking
July 4, 2019
Are you a sensation seeker? Have you ever wondered why people climb Everest, jump out of planes or ski dangerous unmarked trails?
- Todays Teenage Girls – Challenges, Needs, Fears and Joys
June 27, 2019
This episode looks closely at today’s adolescent girls. Guests, Dr. Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam draw upon their new updated version of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescents Girls, …
- Update on The Immigration Crisis – Whats Really Going On?
June 20, 2019
Regardless of political perspective, it is difficult for anyone to grasp the reality or the implications of the Immigration Crisis today. Are there any routes to citizenship?
- Dr. Grossmark: The Role of The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst
June 13, 2019
Whether you are a seasoned psychoanalyst, group therapist or someone interested in how and why psychoanalysis works and how psychoanalytic thinking has expanded – You have to hear Dr. Robert Grossmark …
- Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self-Esteem
June 6, 2019
When we consider the definition of shame we often compare it to Guilt. Commonly, it is thought that we feel guilt for something we have done that is unacceptable, but with shame, we feel that we are u …
- Building Resilience in Teens: Goals and Activities
May 30, 2019
Despite the incredible access to information and opportunities available to teens in this culture, it is a difficult time for most. In 2019 alone, there were 46 incidents of gunfire on school grounds.
Encore: Understanding and Overcoming Binge Eating
March 14, 2019In this show Jennie Kramer, LCSW-R draws upon her experience in treating all forms of eating disorders and her co-authored book, Overcoming Binge Eating for…Read more
Encore: The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
March 7, 2019In this show noted journalist, Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between our Fantasies and Reality, invites us to look more closely…Read more
Encore: A Transgender Journey: When Our Son Became a Daughter
February 28, 2019Jane Baker, author of the book, Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter, will share the insider experience of parenting her son while he…Read more
Conquer Trauma: An Online Course Offers a Healing Journey
February 21, 2019In this show, Savannah Sanders M.S., author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals shares her experience of offering a year-long…Read more
The 27 Wrong Reasons Society Blames You for Being Single
February 14, 2019This show is a tribute to all singles who would like to be in a relationship but have not yet found the right person.Read more
Postpartum Depression Misunderstood and Overlooked
February 7, 2019Postpartem Depression is suffered by 20 percent of women. But it is misunderstood and overlooked by many new mothers who suffer, as well as those…Read more
The Relationship Between Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety
January 31, 2019In this episode, Dr. Michael Anestis, clinical psychologist, and award winning researcher discusses his powerful book, Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic.Read more
Encore: Making Mindful Self-Compassion Work for You
January 24, 2019Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, renowned experts in self-compassion and mindfulness, have just released a new book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven…Read more
Taking Revenge A Better Way
January 17, 2019There are few people who have been injured or wronged by another who don’t think about and want to mollify their psychic pain with revenge.Read more
Encore: Owning Bipolar Disorder - A Guide for Patients and Family
January 10, 2019In this show Michael Pipich, MS,LMFT, therapist and national speaker on Bipolar Disorder, draws upon his new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can…Read more