Posts Tagged ‘ psychology ’

389-391: Top 10 Mormon Mental Health Issues

December 21, 2012
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In this 3-part interview with Natasha Helfer Parker we launch a new podcast initiative called “Mormon Mental Health.”  For this episode we discuss the top 10 (or 11) mental health issues commonly faced by Mormons. Episode 1: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Masturbation Episode 2: Pornography, Addiction, Marriage and Divorce Episode 3: Sexual Intimacy, Parenting, Faith Crisis and Coping with same-sex attraction as a Mormon.

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338-342: The Psychology of Religion with Dr. James Nagel

May 2, 2012
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In this 5 part series with accompanying visuals, Dr. James Nagel (also known as AntiCitizenX) discusses the psychology of religious belief. Videos and PowerPoints available below, and are highly recommended.

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328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

March 21, 2012
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Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

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327: Having the Difficult Conversations about Mormonism with Family, Friends and Community Members

March 6, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” In part 1 John Dehlin talks about the costs and benefits of having difficult conversations about Mormonism with family and friends. In part 2, Dan Wotherspoon delivers a presentation called: "Make Love AND War!: Maintaining Positive Relationships During Faith Transitions—A Spiritual Framing."

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294: Childhood Sexual Abuse with Dr. Barbara Morrell

October 20, 2011
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In today’s interview, Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Barbara Morrell — a licensed psychologist working in the Brigham Young University Counselling and Psychological Services. She divides her time between doing psychotherapy and coordinating the Stress Management and Biofeedback Services. Her interest in and experience with treating childhood sexual abuse began during her masters program in 1985 working as a volunteer counselor with AMACs (Adults Molested as Children). She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU in 1997 and wrote her dissertation on adult men who had been sexually abused as children. Barbara began working in the BYU Counseling Center…

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288: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

September 27, 2011
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Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon Therapist) interviews Dr. Christopher Helfer and Dr. Vicki Winkle, two 4-year residents at the University of Utah in the psychiatric program, regarding depression. Both were raised in the LDS faith. This podcast offers basic education as to what clinical depression entails, current “best practice” treatments that are backed by scientific research, and includes some discussion as to how depression manifests within Mormon culture.

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280: How to Have Better Sex in Your Mormon Marriage

September 3, 2011
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280: How to Have Better Sex in Your Mormon Marriage

In today’s episode Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife joins Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon therapist) and John Dehlin to discuss…..sex: specifically, how to have a better sex life in your Mormon Marriage. Reference was also made to the following: Dr. Finlayson-Fife will be having a 2-day workshop on sexuality and desire in Salt Lake City on September 23rd and 24th, 2011.  For more information click here. Passionate Marriage: a book by Dr. David Schnarch Our previous podcast interview on LDS Female Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. Our previous interview on Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism. We hope you….enjoy.  

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253: The LDS Church and Mental Health with Dr. David Christian

April 22, 2011
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253: The LDS Church and Mental Health with Dr. David Christian

On March 26, 2011 we held our first Mormon Stories regional retreat/conference in New York City.  This presentation on the LDS Church and mental health was given by psychologist Dr. David Christian .  The title of this presentation was, “Utility vs. Validity: A Practical Approach to Faith-Related Psychological Problems.” New_York_Presentation For Mormon Stories

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229-230: Understanding Scrupulosity Within the LDS Church

January 22, 2011
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Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder known as Scrupulosity — which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affects millions of people around the world, and Scrupulosity is a particularly interesting and challenging manifestation of the disorder — often found in higher concentrations among highly religious populations (Catholics, Jews, Muslims alike). In this 2-part interview we learn, in detail, about this man’s struggle with Scrupulosity which developed during his teen years, and peaked while serving his LDS mission. We also discuss how he was able to get help for the disorder,…

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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

July 15, 2010
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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

In this 2-part series, we interview Natasha Parker — an LDS Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in Kansas.  Natasha blogs at both Mormon Matters and on her own blog regarding her experiences and thoughts as a therapist specializing in the treatment of Mormons.  During this interview, we discuss Natasha’s background, along with brief coverage of the following issues: LDS sexuality, homosexuality, depression, faith issues, and marriage issues.

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