By Martin Hsia, Psy.D.
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Psych Rally is a podcast about topics relevant to Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health. Los Angeles-based Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia’s guests include colleagues, related professionals, and brave individuals telling their personal stories. Tune in and join the rally for education, enlightenment, and entertainment.
||CleanWarriors and Gladiators: The Violent Culture of Law and Divorce - Ep. 32||In Episode 32, Martin is joined by Family Law Attorney and Mediator, Mark Baer, of Pasadena, CA. Mark and Martin discuss the interplay between Law and Psychology, specifically as it pertains to the emotional consequences of divorce, problems with the ad||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow much is Psychotherapy really evolving?: Debriefing from The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference - Ep. 31||Dr. Joseph Lee is a Psychiatrist and therapist practicing in Redondo Beach, CA, and authors the blog, Mental Healthiness. On Episode 31, Martin and Dr. Lee debrief from their impressions and critiques from the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference of D||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFood & Lifestyle Hacks to Kick Anxiety's Butt - Ep. 30||*Disclaimer: This episode contains some rated R language. Get ready for a shot of comedic energy, when Board Certified Holistic Health Coach Jill Anenberg Lawrence joins the Rally for Episode 30. Jill brings her passion for improving lives, eating sus||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Improving Medical and Mental Healthcare for Asian Americans - Ep. 29||A Metaphor for life for Asian Americans: "It's all about context and fitting in. If you're in the picture at all, you're working with other people trying to grow in unison against the elements...You need to be sensitive to the context, and the context||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Shame and Addiction Cycle: Learning to Love in a Non-Sexual Way - Ep. 28||[CONTENT ADVISORY NOTE: This podcast episode discusses Sex Addiction, Pornography, and Infidelity] Sam Louie, a Marriage and Family Therapist in Seattle, joins Psych Rally for Episode 28 to discuss his personal journey with addiction to sex and pornog||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepaving the Royal Road: Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century - Ep. 27||On Episode 27, Martin talks with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Larry Brooks about the theory and technique of working with dreams in Psychotherapy. Dr. Brooks discusses trends and evolving theories about dreams in psychoanalysis and neuroscience, as wel||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegaining Freedom from Trichotillomania - Ep. 26||Noelani Jai joins the Rally for Episode 26, detailing a decades-long struggle with Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder). Beyond the difficulty of stopping this debilitating habit, Noelani discusses at length her personal journey of secrecy and shame||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Grandeur of Delusions, Part II - Ep. 25||Photo credit: Ko Zushi Photography In Part II (Episode 25), Rudy Caseres once again brings light into darkness, humorously describing the trauma of being involuntarily catheterized, recalling a depressed shopping spree after receiving his veterans ben||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Grandeur of Delusions, Part I - Ep. 24||Photo credit: Ko Zushi Photography Humor remains a far better means of coping with distress than most others. In a more comedic exchange, mental health advocate Rudy Caseres joins Psych Rally for a two-episode conversation about his journey with Bipol||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Applications of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in Tense Political Times - Ep. 23||On Episode 23, Martin discusses a dispute that occurred on the email listserve for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Should psychotherapists concern themselves with loaded political issues? Can theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Influence of Gender Expression and Race on Discrimination against Sexual Minorities - Ep. 22||On Episode 22, Dr. Steph Anderson, researcher and lecturer at the Graduate Center of CUNY, discusses her research on the intersection of sexual and ethnic minority experience from her dissertation entitled "(Dis)Entangling Gender Expression and Race in||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKey Dilemmas in Psychotherapy - Ep. 21||In Episode 21, Martin speaks with Alison Crosthwait, Registered Therapist in Toronto, Canada, author of the blog The Good Therapists, and creator of the online course, Therapy School. Together they discuss some major dilemmas that can impact mental hea||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPsychotherapy has a Major Image Problem - Ep. 20||Dr. Ryan Howes is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist practicing in Pasadena, CA. When the profession of Psychotherapy takes a few rounds to the gut in Episode 20, how will he and Martin respond? Tune in for some sober responses to harsh criticisms||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating multiple versions of "Reality" - Ep. 19||On this episode, Martin responds to feedback about Episode 18, balancing positive and negative perspectives about mental health providers and the passage of the Murphy Bill. Listen in for a brief commentary about the clinical issues arising from the rec||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTraumatized by Treatment - Ep. 18||Psychiatric survivor Emily Sheera Cutler joins Martin on Episode 18 to discuss her repeated traumatization by healthcare providers. Strip searched, over-medicated, and confined against her will on the eve of her college graduation, Emily shares the expe||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Expectations - and what happens when they're not met? - Ep. 17||On Episode 17, Martin reflects on the range of responses to the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President, and applies the theme of dashed expectations beyond politics. Hear direct messages to both supporters and opposers of the next President||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPsychotherapy, the Pulpit, and a Room full of Feral Cats - Ep. 16||On Episode 16 of Psych Rally, James North, Pastor at Pasadena Christian Center talks about being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as an adult. After being told that his only career option was working at a local mill in Ore||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, Hillary, and the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election - Ep. 15||In Episode 15 of Psych Rally, Martin and three fellow Clinical Psychologists discuss the heated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from the perspective of Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. What do Freud's concepts of the Id and Superego have||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Girl who Gambled - Ep. 14||In Episode 14, Sandi joins Psych Rally to discuss her journey with compulsive gambling, from early childhood through recovery. From growing up at the race track, to beating all of her uncles at Poker when she was 13, to the anonymous banking blunders t||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars, Mindfulness, and #TheNewAPA - Ep. 13||On Episode 13, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu joins the Rally to share his love for the field of Psychology, as well as his candidacy for President of the American Psychological Association (APA). Hear the creator of the blog, Brain Knows Better:||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurning Struggle into Strength - Ep. 12||Decorated Motivational Speaker and Mental Health Advocate Emily Wu Truong joins Psych Rally on Episode 12 to share her story of struggle and recovery. Martin and the "Lady in Green" discuss the unique barriers to addressing mental health in the Asian A||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids, Technology, and Parenting in the Digital Age - Ep. 11||In Episode 11, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Joe Dilley, co-founder of Synergy Psychological Inc., discusses his book The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age. Hear a sneak peek into the book and learn about strategies t||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to Live Life without Fear - Ep. 10||In Episode 10, Martin and his cousin Felita sit down to discuss family, faith, and personal growth. Felita shares about her "psychological deaths," the powerful images that have spoken to her along her journey, and how therapy and Landmark Worldwide pr||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Psychological Commentary on Lochtegate - Ep. 9||In Episode 9, Martin shares reactions to the initial eight episodes of Psych Rally, and takes an against-the-grain stance on the Ryan Lochte story from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Mentioned in Episode 9: The Ryan Lochte scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics Cl||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales from 30 Years of Experience treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Ep. 8||Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rodney Boone is the Founder and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California. In Episode 8, Dr. Boone joins Martin to discuss his 30 years of experience helping people with Obsessive-Compulsive Diso||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGay, Asian ("Gaysian") and Christian: A Coming Out Story - Ep. 7||In Episode 7, Martin's friend Serena calls into Psych Rally and intimately shares her process of discovery and coming out to her friends and family. Can having a same-sex attraction be ignored, minimized, or changed? Can Christian faith and scripture b||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Race and Culture in Psychotherapy and Psychology Training - Ep. 6||On Episode 6, Christin Fort, M.A. joins Martin to discuss representation among ethnic minorities in the training of Clinical Psychologists, as well as ethnic issues that influence the practice of psychotherapy. Tune in to learn about the public librari||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinking Past and Present: A Story of Healing from forgotten Trauma in Therapy - Ep. 5||In Episode 5, Martin discusses the debate in the field of psychotherapy between Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It gets ugly sometimes, but perhaps the two often opposing camps need each other more than is realized? Later in Epi||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHighlighting Social Anxiety Disorder and Appreciating The Walking Dead - Ep. 4||Dr. Nikki Frousakis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California, and works with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In Episode 4, Dr. Frousakis joins Martin on Psych Rally to clarif||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn gets real about Alcoholism and Recovery - Ep. 3||In Episode 3, Martin reunites with a former college roommate, John, to reflect back together on an unfortunate incident which sent them apart for 18 years. John recaps the moving journey he went on in the meantime through recovery from Alcoholism. Play||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebating the Ethics and Origins of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy - Ep. 2||Dr. Jeanette Lantz is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington and California, the founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Northwest in Tacoma, WA, a Board Certified Biofeedback and authorized Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the Rally! - Ep. 1||In Episode 1, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia kicks off Psych Rally with a personal and professional introduction. Tune in to find out what to expect on future episodes of this podcast and to hear what happened at Martin's Cultural Food Fair Even||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest and Enlightening.
The host and his guests have great chemistry and share some deeply personal stories with the intention of helping the audience to understand what it's like to be a therapist, various methods of performing therapy or even difficult physical and emotional journeys that they have undertaken.
On the technical side the podcast has great sound quality and is well-edited.
Thoughtful Podcast on Mental Health
Dr Martin Hsia bring a fresh perspective from a viewpoint of a culture that has historically ignored mental health. He is thoughtful and articulate, with the goal of open dialogue and helping bring more mindfulness to the world. I'm so glad this podcast is here.
Interesting and informative
This has been a great listen. Dr. Hsia and his guests tackle weighty issues in a very accessible, but still respectful manner.