Monthly Archives: July 2012

2012 June 19, Dr. Paul Patterson, author of Infectious Behavior, and Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind

Guest: Dr. Paul Patterson, author Infectious Behavior

In Infectious Behavior, neurobiologist Dr. Paul Patterson examines the involvement of the immune system in autism, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder. Although genetic approaches to these diseases have garnered the lion’s share of publicity and funding, scientists are uncovering evidence of the important avenues of communication between the brain and the immune system and their involvement in mental illness.

The heart of this engaging book, accessible to nonscientists, concerns the invovlement of the immune systems of the pregnant woman and her fetus, and consideration of maternal infection as a risk factor for schizophrenia and autism. Patterson reports on research that may shed light on today’s autism epidemic, as well as outlining the risks and benefits of both maternal and postnatal vaccinations.

Guest: Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind

Rather than a quick-fix tale on mental health and well-being, Karuna Cayton’s book The Misleading Mind, is a guide for life. This book presents ancient themes and techniques for personal growth and trasnformation, wisdom, and well-being relevant for today’s world. Based on Buddhist psychology, the reader is given the tools of great Masters – tried and tested for more than two millenia.

Karuna Cayton, LMFT, has been a student of Buddhist psychology and philosophy for over 30 years.

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2012 July 17, featuring Dr. Ebony Utley speaking on Black Women and Infidelity, and Author Stephanie Coontz, author of Strange Stirring

Guest: Dr. Ebony Utley, author Infidelity: What’s Really Real?

Dr. Ebony Utley is an expert in popular culture, race, and romantic relationships. In her other research, Dr. Utley examines how Americans talk about race and racism, ask probing questions about women’s experiences with infidelity, investigates beliefs about marriage, and explores the tenuous relationship between hip hop and love.

Guest: Stephanie Coontz, author of Strang Stirring

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and familly studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as a co-chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, non-partisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her work has been featured in many newspapers such as The New York Times, as well as scholarly journals such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, and she is frequently interviewed on national television and radio.

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2012 July 10, featuring Geoff Steuer, on Grief and Loss in the Community

Guest: Geoff Steurer, LMFT

Geoff Steurer has worked in community behavioral health, gaining experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns affecting individuals, couples, and families. This experience helped him to discover his interest in working with couples. He is the co-author of the book Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity.

Geoff frequently presents at state and national conferences on the subjects of marriage, sexual addition recovery, and other related topics.

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