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Does Your Therapist Think You’re A Racist?

Does Your Therapist Think You’re A Racist?

Dr. Andrew Hartz talks about the ideological capture of psychological counseling and how modern therapists are often not trained to foster openness in a politically charged environment.

October 9, 2023 edition

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Today’s guest, Dr. Andrew Hartz, is a psychologist who has noticed how politicized the world of therapy has become. Over the last few years, he has noticed a climate of patients not being able to talk about what’s on their minds without getting a lecture from their therapist about racial injustice, as well as an environment that teaches clinicians to look at patients through a politicized lens.

Guest Bio

Dr. Andrew Hartz’s is a clinical psychologist who holds the position of a professor of clinical psychology at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Hartz received training at Columbia Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the William Alanson White Institute, and has completed coursework at Columbia University, Columbia Medical Center, Haverford College, and Long Island University. He uses evidence-based tools from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic psychotherapies to address the unique needs of each patient.

He is also the founder of The Open Therapy Institute, which offers mental health resources for overlooked patient populations in a heated political atmosphere.

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The Unspeakable Podcast is a weekly interview show hosted by writer Meghan Daum. It's a place for conversations with writers, scientists, philosophers, artists and all kinds of interesting people about topics that have been deemed "unspeakable." Of the many podcasts offering nuanced conversations, this is the only one with official Nuanced AF merchandise available at the Nuance Store. All archived episodes are here on Substack. You can also check out the ratings and reviews on Apple Podcasts if you want to see what other people are saying. And feel free to rate and review there as well as comment here.
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