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Being Human

Dec 6, 2022

Welcome to Episode 103 of the Being Human Podcast: Is it Psychotherapy in Disguise? w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace

Is there a real difference between traditional psychotherapy and IDDM (Mentorship)? Or is it actually therapy just disguised as something new? What are the differences exactly? And how can IDDM be effective and personal if it’s not face to face? This week on the podcast, Dr. Greg welcomes back co-hosts Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace for a deep dive into these questions and more! 

Discussed in this episode:

  • The difficulty of fully understanding IDDM prior to an experience of it;
  • The daily aspect of IDDM as a means of entering a client’s life in a more experiential and consistent way;
  • What is projection, and how does it impact our relationship with God? 
  • Scrupulosity as a disorder that needs deeper spiritual dimensions integrated into psychological help given;
  • The tendency to apply psychological experience to God and how IDDM helps to remove blocks in how we relate to God.
  • IDDM as entering into the messiness of the touchpoints between psychology and spirituality;
  • How the model is more personal despite dialogue through recorded voice messages rather than face to face;
  • The Catholic anthropology (upon which IDDM is based) as deeper than “cultural Catholicism” or the use of prayer in session;
  • The subjective criteria of diagnosis and why insurance companies do not support our model;
  • The importance of speaking with a professional who understands how and for what purpose the human person is made;
  • Our need for the transcendent in order to make sense of suffering and death. 

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