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Seize the Moment Podcast

Mar 8, 2020

On episode 43, we welcome Derek McAllister to discuss the history of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, the criticisms of psychiatry and the medical model, the importance of being an active participant in psychotherapy, and the role of philosophy and religion in treating depression.

Derek McAllister is a Philosophy Ph.D. candidate at Baylor University. He specializes in History of Philosophy (esp. Medieval), History of and Philosophy of Psychiatry (esp. Depression, Human Flourishing), Virtue Ethics, and Medical Ethics. In addition, his curiosity spills over into areas like Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Emotion, Epistemology, and Existentialism.

Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man's soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist — specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy — and manages a blog exploring issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints. 

Alen D. Ulman is a content creator and life long auto-didact. Alen manages the page Ego Ends Now which is a growing community for expanding consciousness with vital information about science, medicine, self actualization, philosophy, psychology and methods to overcome identification with compulsive thought. The purpose of Ego Ends Now is to make sure to give everyone in it's community every tool available to add levity in their own lives, making it a very real possibility for them to create a life of their own design, and help impact the world and our global community positively.

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