Most of us enjoy being armchair psychologists. We analyze our families, friends, our colleagues, celebrities and politicians alike.
So we know you’ll enjoy Shrink Rap Radio. Dr. Dave, a psychologist himself, talks about – and with experts in – a wide range of psychological perspectives and topics including gestalt therapy, psychoanalysis, eco-psychology and everything from serial killers to hypnosis, dream work – and, of course, what’s happening in this crazy, fascinating society of ours. Whether you’re a pro, a student, or just an every day person, get comfy in that armchair and listen to Dr. Dave.
Shrink Rap Radio with David Van Nuys PhD
When outside of the pod, “Dr. Dave” is also known as David Van Nuys, Ph.D. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University and served as that department’s Chair for seven years. The department has a longstanding reputation for its commitment to humanistic, transpersonal, and existential approaches to psychology. He has also taught psychology at the University of Montana, the University of Michigan, and the University of New Hampshire. He has served as a dissertation advisor for doctoral students at Saybrook Institute and the Institute for Integral Studies, among others.
David also runs a market research consulting business www.e-focusgroups.com which has served a distinguished list of clients, including The New York Times, Apple Computer, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and QuickenLoans. He was on the board of directors of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association and is Editor-in-Chief for that organization’s magazine, QRCA VIEWS. He has also served on the board of the Humanistic Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
David received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked as a licensed psychotherapist in both California and New Hampshire. He has led personal growth workshops at various growth centers around the U.S. and Ireland and most recently has been co-leading groups with Dr. Ron Alexander in such locales as Kauai, Mallorca and Switzerland.
David has written scores of articles and reviews for a variety of professional and popular publications. At one time, he wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column. In 2001, he co-authored the book, This is the Zodiac Speaking: Into the mind of a serial killer, in which he profiles the murderer in this famous, unsolved case. HBO picked up an option on the book with the idea of possibly using it as the basis for a mini-series.
David has always been a person with wide ranging hobbies and passions, the latest of which is Podcasting (as in this psychology podcast), which he sees as “The Next Big Thing.” Over the years he has been involved in ham radio, sport judo, freight train hopping, folk guitar, recorder, piano, didgeridoo, sky diving, flying sailplanes, windsurfing, mountain biking, road cycling, motorcycles, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and Tai Chi.