In this episode, psychotherapist and author Rick Miller is interviewed. Rick is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as faculty for The International Society of Hypnosis, The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and Harvard Medical School, and was a guest lecturer at The University of Johannesburg Department of Psychology in South Africa. The focus of his recent work is his creation and development of a practical, holistic approach for therapists to help gay clients experience fulfillment and happiness. He is the author of the well-received “Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy with Gay Men and the Gift of Presence”.
In our discussion we explore such topics as the importance of trusting our self in therapy sessions, the use of intuition in creating, maintaining, and deepening therapeutic relationships, Rick’s specialized work with gay men and its related issues of identity, authenticity, and masculinity. Rick also discusses “Gay Sons and Mothers”, his new project which examines the special bond that exists between gay men and their mothers.
For more information about Rick and his work, check out his website: http://rickmiller.biz/