Finding Fred
Finding Fred
Dec 17, 2019
9: Help the Helpers
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On being your best self. On the least of these. On the virtues of a cup of tea.

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Last Day
Last Day
Lemonada Media
Beyond the Bridge
We open Season 2 of Last Day with a tale of two Kevins. One is Sergeant Kevin Briggs, also known as the guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. The other is Kevin Berthia, an Oakland native who drove to that bridge on March 11, 2005 with the intent of ending his life. This week, we tell the larger story behind a moment of intervention — what led up to it and what happened in the 15 years since. We’re also joined by Courtney Knowles, our advisor at the Jed Foundation, who’s here to poke holes in our narrative.   Season 2 of Last Day is created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. You can find tips, tools and resources for taking care of your emotional health available at: Resources from the episode: Kevin Berthia has a new foundation! Check it out here. Kevin Briggs can be booked to speak about crisis management and suicide prevention through Pivotal Points. To learn more about recommendations for reporting on suicide, visit  If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. Contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime.  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 Support the show by checking out our sponsors: The Jane Club is a community for women, mothers, and caretakers. Their all-inclusive virtual membership, the Connected Jane, offers daily meditations, fitness classes, community check-in’s and evening social gatherings for only $50 per month. Head to and use the code INSIDER JANE FF for $10 off your first month. What you put on your face matters. True Botanicals is MADE SAFE® certified - meaning they are made without toxic ingredients. Try them for yourself! Head to to get 15% off your first purchase. Look no further than Rothys for a shoe that’s all about comfort and sustainability. They’re knit from repurposed plastic water bottles - and they’re machine washable! Head to to check them out.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See for privacy information.
1 hr 1 min
Very Bad Therapy
Very Bad Therapy
Ben Fineman and Caroline Wiita
67. VBT in Focus: Dr. Don Meichenbaum on CBT and Hype
Dr. Don Meichenbaum is credited with helping to develop cognitive behavioral therapy in the 1960s and 1970s. He has been named one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. He also believes that the field of psychotherapy is full of bullshit and hype. Dr. Meichenbaum joins us to talk about delivering what actually works in therapy, how to spot hype, and challenging the status quo. VBT in focus is a series of sporadic episodes in which Carrie and Ben have the privilege of chatting with their favorite thinkers in the field of psychotherapy. Thank you for listening. To support the show and receive access to regular bonus episodes, check out the Very Bad Therapy Patreon community. Introduction: 0:00 – 4:53 Part One: 4:53 – 56:09 Part Two: 56:09 – 1:09:20 Very Bad Therapy: Website / Facebook / Tell Us Your Story Ben Fineman | Counseling and Psychotherapy (Benjamin Michael Fineman - Registered Associate MFT #119754 - Supervised by Curt Widhalm, LMFT #47333) Show Notes: * The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum * The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum HANDOUT * Roadmap to Resilience * The Melissa Institute * How to Spot Hype in the Field of Psychotherapy * Love Yourself as a Person, Doubt Yourself as a Therapist? * Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders * Black Minds Matter: Confronting Racism as a Mental Health Crisis * Deliberate Practice for Multicultural Orientation Webinar * Multicultural Orientation Deliberate Practice Videos * To Wear or Not to Wear, That is the Question
1 hr 9 min
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