Secrets of the Masters
Going behind the scenes with the greatest clinicians of our time!
Welcome to The Secrets of the Masters, an online salon hosted by psychotherapist Rick Miller designed to engage leading mental health professionals in informal conversations about their current work, treatment modalities, past and present influences, and more.
Claudia Black, PhD.
Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today Claudia is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. She described the phenomena of delayed stress, emotional trauma, the child’s denial process, and the meaning and phraseology of “Adult Children of Alcoholics.”
Frank Anderson, MD
Frank Anderson specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. He has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation, and his most recent book, “Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems,” was released in 2021.
Courtney Armstrong, MEd. LPC
Courtney Armstrong, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. She is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy® approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.
Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc
Richard Hill presents internationally on the science of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, including his specialties, dynamic curiosity & possibility, and the client-responsive approach. He is managing Editor of The Science of Psychotherapy monthly magazine; Science Director of CIPPS in Salerno, Italy; and Patron of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists. His home base is in Sydney, Australia.
Ellyn Bader is one of the early founders of “couples therapy,” as well as a recognized thought leader and trailblazer in relationship therapy worldwide. She is a psychotherapist, founder of The Couples Institute®, and creator of The Developmental Model, which deeply influenced the therapeutic world and is currently used in 66 countries.
Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW
Joe Kort is the clinical director and founder of The Center for Relationship Health in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a board-certified clinical sexologist, author of four books, lecturer, and facilitator of therapeutic workshops, who specializes in marital problems and conflicts, male sexuality and sexual health concerns, out-of-control sexual behaviors, and Imago Relationship Therapy.
Suzi Tucker cofounded Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Publishers, with Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD in 1998, and collaborated with Bert Hellinger — the pioneer of Family Constellations — on most of his titles in English. Under Bert’s guidance, Suzi cofounded the Bert Hellinger Institute, USA. Currently, Suzi maintains a busy schedule as a presenter, teacher, facilitator, and writer, and regularly presents at conferences, wellness centers, and in university settings.
Have you ever wondered how famous international experts first got interested in mental health? Or whether their backgrounds and families of origin catapulted them into their profession? Or what they consider their greatest contributions to the field?
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Psychotherapist and presenter Rick Miller, LICSW, asks the questions no one else is asking, but that everyone wants to know. And he’s asking these questions of real leaders in the mental health field.
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Don’t miss your opportunity to sit at the feet of the masters of our profession, with two lively interviews each and every month! Join virtuoso interviewer Rick Miller, LICSW, as he goes for the truth—and, occasionally, the hilarity—of working in mental health.
We were all grieved to hear of the death of our friend and colleague Maggie Phillips. Please enjoy this interview in memory of this pioneering clinician and thinker. Maggie Phillips was a psychologist who started her career as an English teacher but then moved into psychotherapy and became a specialist in trauma work. “This is what I am drawn to, and I am interested in helping them.” She developed an expertise in ego state therapy and ran training programs throughout the world.