Drugs R Us
Tonight we will be speaking to Paula Caplan. Our topics will range from Big Pharma and the drugs we love to give our active children to the way our returning vets are welcomed home. Paula is also an expert on women's conditions and the DSM, so you can expect a very lively and thought-provoking show.
Here is her bio:
Paula J. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist. She received her A.B. with honors from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. She is currently Associate at the DuBois Institute and Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, both at Harvard University. She has been a Lecturer at Harvard, teaching Myths of Motherhood; Girls’ and Women’s Psychological Development over the Lifespan; and Psychology of Sex and Gender. She is former Full Professor of Applied Psychology and Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she also headed the School Psychology and Community Psychology programs, and former Lecturer in Women’s Studies and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is the author of 11 books, co-editor of one book, and author of dozens of book chapters and articles in scholarly journals, as well as of numerous articles and essays in popular publications. She has given more than 400 invited addresses and invited workshops and done more than 1,000 media interviews.
Tonight's guest, Paula Caplan, is a very distinguished clinical and research psychologist who is also a very caring and thoughtful innovator. Everything she says resonates with common sense and thus runs counter to the current policy of ultra-medication and then more medication for treating any kind of mental distress.
One of the more pressing issues of our time is also one of her most passionate topics: how to deal with returning veterans who have served our country and who are hurting. You will be surprised at the simplicity and utter humanity inherent in her approach, and you will love this interview.