07/17/2011

Mark Simpson (in studio) 8-9 PM

Topic: Understanding and Treating Criminal Offenders: Lessons from the Belly of the Beast

Mark Simpson has worked for the past 28 years as a clinical psychologist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Lexington. He currently serves as the Psychology Treatment Programs Coordinator for the prison system’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. In this capacity, he provides administrative and clinical oversight of psychology treatment programs for offenders in 18 institutions covering a 6-state region.

Topics to be covered (time permitting):

  • Are criminals born or are they made?
  • What are the differences between the psychopath, the sociopath, and the antisocial personality?
  • What are common myths of crime?
  • Can crime be blamed on the economy?
  • Can criminals be rehabilitated?
  • What are effective treatment programs for criminals?
  • What are ineffective treatment programs for criminals?
  • Do criminals think differently than non-criminals? If so, how?
  • Are criminals mentally ill?
  • Will drug treatment solve our prison problem?
  • What are signs that I might be involved with someone with antisocial personality disorder?
  • I have a family member in prison. How can I help him or her?
  • What do prison psychologists do?
  • What is it like to work in prison?
  • Has working in prison changed you?

Related Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_and_correlates_of_crime

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Penology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rehabilitation_(penology)

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Eugene Crowley 9-10 PM

website: www.eugenecrowley.com

Book:  Upside Down World: The Loss of the Sacred Cosmos

Eugene Crowley has been studying Eastern or holistic concepts for the last 34 years. In acquiring his Master’s degree in General Psychology in the late 1970′s, he became acquainted with Carl Jung’s Eastern approach and directions for seeking self-realization that coincided with the goals of ancient Egypt and other sacred, holistic cultures.  The same directive of waking up man’s essence has been suggested by the great minds of twentieth and twenty-first century that include the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra.

Topics to be covered (time permitting):

  • Many people dismiss mythology as fanciful stories and fictional tales. Could you tell us how mythology aids in acquiring good mental health?
  • What are archetypes?
  • Can the behavioral patterns of a culture hinder good mental health?
  • How does a person transcend those things in the culture that impede good mental health?
  • What are the concepts of holistic thinking and its model for good mental health?
  • How does the holistic mind differ from the Western mind?
  • Tell us how one can open the mind.
  • Describe the nature of the mind?
  • How do we gain this balance?
  • What things in our culture prevent this balance?
  • What do you think is the cause of humanity’s sufferings?
  • What is the best way to eliminate the stress and strain to acquire good mental health?
  • What other models besides heroes served as guides for good morals?
  • What is lacking in our culture that may impede good mental health?
  • What are your recommendations for anyone seeking better mental health?

Related Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archtype

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepak_Chopra

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology

National Institute of Mental Health (good source of info re good mental health)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality

 


Kate Chawansky / Dr. Stan Frager Show / Louisville, KY / producer

Tony Safina / Media Researcher

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