In-depth, time-intensive, expressive/exploratory psychotherapy is in decline due to the underfunding of mental health services by health insurers, the over-promotion and over-consumption of medications, and a veritable monoculture of ideas and practices in graduate schools and clinical training sites privileging short-term, technique-driven, solution-focused cognitive-behavioral treatments. These themes will be explored in Dr. Gnaulati's presentation, as well as his ideas pertaining to what constitutes quality talk therapy.
Dr. Enrico Gnaulati is a clinical psychologist based in Pasadena, California and received his MA from Seattle University and his PhD from Columbia University. Gnaulati has published numerous journal and magazine articles and his work has been featured on Al Jazeera America, China Global Television Network, KPCC Los Angeles, KPFK, Los Angeles, WBUR, Boston, KPFA Berkeley, and online at the Atlanticand Salon, as well as reviewed in Maclean's, the Huffington Post, The Australian, the New Yorker, and Mad in America. He is a nationally recognized reformer of mental health practice and policy and the author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, 2013), Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care (Beacon Press, 2018), and Emotion-Regulating Play Therapy with ADHD Children: Staying with Playing. (Jason Aronson, 2008).
Dr. Gnaulati’s book on “Saving Talk Therapy” (2018) will be on sale at the lecture: the cost is $ 20; please bring either cash or check. All of the proceeds will be going to the non-profit "The Psychotherapy Cooperative” which provides low cost psychotherapy.
This Event is free and open to the public.