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Last update: 2013-06-27

Bullying

2013-06-27 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Why do kids bully and how should the victims respond? Is the term “bullying” overused and overblown in the media? Dick’s guest, DJ Hilley provides unexpected insights on bullying and very practical advice drawn from his child therapy consulting practice. … Continue reading

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Prison & Jail Ministry

2013-06-12 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

What can be learned about men behind bars from the perspective of those who minister to them? Reverend Jerry Hancock, a former defense lawyer and assistant district attorney, is now Director of Prison Ministry at the First Congregational Church in … Continue reading

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Retiring Successfully

2013-05-28 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Being happy in retirement is about more than having a good pension and IRA. What are the personal, emotional and vocational issues that need to be addressed to retire successfully? Dick’s guest, Mona Wasow, is a retired social worker from … Continue reading

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The Hazards of Being Male

2013-05-15 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Despite being the “top dog” and not suffering from sexism, men still live shorter, less healthy and lonelier lives than women. Why is that and what can be done about it? Dick’s guest is psychologist Dr. Ron May. Dr. May … Continue reading

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The School Shooter

2013-05-04 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Is there a specific profile? Why do they do it? What can be done to diminish the likelihood of these massacres in the future? Dick’s guest, forensic psychologist, prolific author on predators and sex offenders and consultant to the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Suicide in America

2013-04-20 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

How common is it, why do people do it and how can you help someone you think is at risk? Karen Stevenson, a clinician with 30 years experience working in emergency mental health is Dick’s guest.…

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Treating Learning Disabilities

2013-04-07 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Dick’s guests psychologists Dr. Nira Scherz-Busch and Dr. Dennis Christoffersen  return to explore how to get competent diagnosis and discuss what treatments are effective with learning disabilities.…

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Learning Disabilities 101

2013-03-25 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

What are learning disabilities? How common are they? How do they affect lives? Can they be successfully treated? Dick’s guests, psychologists Dr. Nira Scherz-Busch and Dr. Dennis Christoffersen, have over 50 years of combined experience helping their clients with learning … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Conversations: Avoiding Blunders

2013-03-11 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison therapists and teachers of multiculturalism help us learn how to be sensitive and more skilled when talking to people of different cultures, color or ethnicity. Psychologist Monika Gutkowska and social worker Amanda Ngola are Dick’s guests.…

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Business Ethics in the Real World

2013-03-04 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Are altruism and the selfish motivation of maximizing profits incompatible in the real world? Dr. Denis Collins, author and professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin returns for part two of this subject. For more information about Dr. … Continue reading

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Why Teach Business Ethics in College?

2013-02-20 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 34s

Does it affect behavior in the business world? How are business ethics different from maximizing profits within the law? Dick’s guest, Dr. Denis Collins has written several books on business ethics and is a professor of business at Edgewood College … Continue reading

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Loneliness

2013-02-10 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

What really is it? Who is most vulnerable to suffer from it? When does it become a serious problem? What can be done about it? Dick’s guest, Dr. Jackson Rainer co-author of “Isolated and Alone: Therapeutic Interventions for Loneliness” helps … Continue reading

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The “Good” Divorce With Kids

2013-01-31 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron returns to discuss the best and most productive ways to deal with disputes over children and custody in divorce.…

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The “Good” Divorce

2013-01-22 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

While divorce always involves loss, stress and pain, there are techniques and ideas that can buffer these issues, as well as make a favorable long term outcome more likely. Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron shares his experience and … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Philanthropy

2013-01-10 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

What motivates people to give away their money? Dick’s guest, Martha Taylor, Vice President at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, has written three books on philanthropy and compares women’s giving to men’s, rich to poor and young to old.…

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Successful Dating: 10 Vital Tips

2013-01-01 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 16s

In this to-the-point 15 minute podcast Dick shares ten tips that will increase your chances of finding a great life partner. The ideas are the basis of a workshop offered to students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.…

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Personality Disorders

2012-12-15 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

What may the guilt-free criminal, the extreme narcissist and the functioning paranoid have in common? Dick’s guests Dr. James McGloin and social worker Lesa Fischer, who have 50 years of combined experience treating personality disorders, provide an outline to understanding … Continue reading

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Premarital Counseling

2012-12-06 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Why do it? Who should get it? How do marriage counselors work compared to clergy? Dr. Don Ferguson, author of “Reptiles in Love”, long term couples’ counselor and premarital workshop leader shares his knowledge and experience. For more information about … Continue reading

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The Future of Public Libraries

2012-11-14 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 33s

With the increasing use of e-books and the internet, are libraries becoming obsolete? Dick’s guests, Tana Elias and Tripp Widder learned by fire as they plan a soon-to-be-opened $30,000,000 central library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on the … Continue reading

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Drug and Alcohol Use Among Young Adults

2012-10-31 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 33s

How common is binge drinking? How problematic is marijuana and other drug use at this age? When does recreational use of drugs and alcohol slide into abuse? What treatments are most helpful? Dick’s guest Shelly Dutch has 28 years of … Continue reading

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Understanding Homelessness

2012-10-24 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 35s

Who are the homeless? How many people are homeless in the United States? How did this happen? What can be done to fix this? Dick’s guest, Steve Schooler, is a founder and Executive Director for the last 12 years of … Continue reading

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The Art of Networking

2012-10-10 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 29s

Tips and techniques to help expand your personal and professional connections and enhance your life. Dick’s guest, Joan Gillman shares her ideas from the seminars she has authored and given on networking and from her time as Director of the … Continue reading

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Loving Your Job, Even When You Don’t Like It

2012-10-05 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 28s

How to find meaning and joy in your present position. Dick’s guest is Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness” shares tips from his recent publication “I Hate My Job He Said”. For more information … Continue reading

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Happiness: Using the Power of Positive Psychology

2012-09-13 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Learn proven techniques to enhance your joy and happiness through the science of positive psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness” For more information about this topic or Dr. Johnson, please visit http://enjoylifebook.com…

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Effective Couples Counseling

2012-09-05 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 36s

All couples have their struggles but when is help from a couples counselor in order? Dick explores what techniques effective counselors use and how to know if your counselor is right or wrong for you. Dick’s guest, Dr. Don Ferguson … Continue reading

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Couples and Toxic Fighting

2012-08-23 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 35s

Understanding why nice people in loving relationships can have nasty toxic fights. Dick’s guest is Dr. Don Ferguson, author of the book “Reptiles in Love”. The book takes an in-depth look at why almost all couples experience this toxic fighting … Continue reading

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Being A Clergy

2012-08-11 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 35s

How is the experience of ministry different and similar to what parishioners might expect? A minister of a very large church and one from a very small church share the highs, lows, challenges and rewards of their work. Scot Sorenson, … Continue reading

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Positive Aging

2012-07-28 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 33s

Besides enough money, what are the key elements in flourishing and feeling fulfilled as we grow older? Dr. Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute of Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor of psychology and author of over 60 publications … Continue reading

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Attacking Social Problems

2012-07-17 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

A new and successful model of philanthropy goes beyond just helping the disadvantaged to getting to the causes of social problems and creating permanent change. Leslie Howard, President of United Way of Dane County, discusses this cutting edge approach to … Continue reading

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Part 2: Relationship Enhancement

2012-07-11 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Psychologist Dr. Deborah Hoffman returns to continue the discussion of ways to make your marriage or intimate relationship a greater source of joy and love.…

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Relationship Enhancement

2012-07-06 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Facts, techniques and ideas to bring more joy, less conflict and more love to your relationship. Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist, past UW-Madison faculty and author of “The Win-Win in Relationship Workshop – Steps to True Intimacy” discusses how to enhance … Continue reading

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Overeating: The Emotional Aspects

2012-06-19 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 17s

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anna Flach, returns to address the underlying emotional triggers that for so many lead to eating too much food and using food as a drug.…

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Eating Disorders

2012-06-18 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 35s

What are eating disorders? How common are they? Who is susceptible? How are they treated? Dr. Anna Flach, who has treated over 3,000 eating disorder patients and published in this area, shares her knowledge and experience.…

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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off: The Gold Standard

2012-06-13 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 18s

Dick reviews current findings from Harvard, the Mayo Clinic and elsewhere and combined with his clinical knowledge, experience and common sense, offers a plan that is workable for almost everyone to get to and stay at their desired weight.…

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Affairs and Repairs

2012-06-04 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 35s

Why do affairs happen? How common are they? Is a relationship repairable after the affair is over? Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist and past University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member with 30 years of experience counseling couples, explores these issues with Dick. … Continue reading

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Health and Happiness: The Basics

2012-05-23 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Dr. Robert McGrath, distinguished psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares with Dick the basics from the science of happiness, as well as ideas for healthy living. A crash course to help you flourish.…

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Sex Offenders

2012-04-25 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Who are they? Why do they do it? Can they be treated successfully? What do we need to know to protect our children? Dick’s guest is Dr. Anna Salter, prominent author of books on criminals and sex offenders, as well as … Continue reading

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Psychopaths

2012-04-25 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Who are they? How many are there? Are most criminals? Can they be rehabilitated? How do we deal with the psychopaths among us? Dick’s guest is Dr. Anna Salter, prominent author of books on criminals and sex offenders, as well … Continue reading

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Volunteerism: Optimizing Your Experience

2012-04-08 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

How to find the volunteer experience that will use your talents, match your values and add to your life fulfillment is explored with Dick’s guest. Kathy Martinson, Director of Volunteer Services at United Way of Dane County (in Wisconsin) has … Continue reading

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Stress Management

2012-03-14 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 27s

We all have stress. Some is toxic and some is healthy. Author, expert and lecturer Patricia Clason returns to help us learn to react to stress in a healthier way. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please … Continue reading

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Your Life Purpose: How to Find It and Why You Need to Know It

2012-03-14 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Dick’s guest is author, lecturer and workshop leader Patricia Clason. Patricia has helped hundreds of people find their life purpose. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit http://www.patriciaclason.com…

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Forgiveness

2012-03-07 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 29s

How, why and when to forgive a transgression. Dr. Robert Enright has written five books on this subject, teaches it at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, practices it as a therapist and is considered the world pioneer in research on forgiveness. … Continue reading

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Managing Anger: Yours and Others

2012-03-07 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Dr. Darald Hanusa has 33 years of experience treating abusive men and counseling their survivors. He travels nationally, lecturing on domestic violence and anger management, as well as training therapists on this topic.…

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Revitalizing Intimacy and Sexuality in a Long Term Relationship

2012-02-08 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Sex therapist Jane James discusses how to bring intimacy and satisfying sexuality to a long term relationship.…

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Social Skills “Secrets”

2012-02-06 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 16s

How to be a more likeable person. Therapist, author and “Insights” host Dick Goldberg shares “The Ten Simple Secrets of Being Liked By Almost Everybody”, from his published article on social skills. This information can enhance your confidence with others, … Continue reading

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Does Psychotherapy Work?

2012-02-01 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

How do you pick the right therapist? What psychotherapeutic techniques are most effective? Should you take drugs and skip psychotherapy? Author and expert in this area Dr. Bruce Wampold answers these questions.…

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Sex Addiction

2012-01-25 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 30s

Is sexual addiction really a clinical disease? What is it, why is this a growing affliction and how do you treat it? These questions are answered by Dick’s guest, Dr. Daniel Brakarsh, psychologist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.…

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Philanthropy: How to Give Away Your Money

2011-12-15 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 33s

Should we all be charitable? How do you decide to whom and how much to give? What are your neighbors in the U.S giving? Boris Frank, long time consultant to non profits and Kathleen Woit, President of a $135 Million … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation: The Science of Successfully Quitting

2011-11-30 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 29s

Dr. Eric Heilegenstein, University of Wisconsin psychiatrist and expert in the area of smoking cessation, discusses national trends in smoking, who succeeds and fails in their attempts to quit and how to increase your chances of quitting successfully.…

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Managing Stage Fright

2011-11-28 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 29s

America’s #1 phobia is not death…it is the fear of public speaking. Dick’s guest is an author, speaker and coach specializing in this area. Janet Esposito helps us understand the etiology of this fear and shares ideas and methods to … Continue reading

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Money and Emotions

2011-11-27 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Emotions and personality affect how you spend, budget and invest. Connie Kilmark shares her 36 years of experience helping people with money problems as we explore why Americans are drowning in debt and which people are most subject to financial … Continue reading

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Men Who Batter

2011-11-27 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 31s

Why do some men resort to physical violence with their partner? Why do women pick these guys and why do they stay with them? What stops this domestic violence and can men be “cured”? Darald Hanusa, University of Wisconsin lecturer, … Continue reading

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Adult ADHD

2011-11-27 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 28s

What is clinical ADHD? How common is it? Is it “fixable”? How does one live with an afflicted partner? This and more is covered with psychiatrist, author and expert on ADHD, Dr. Eric Heilegenstein.…

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Internet Addiction

2011-11-27 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 32s

Internet addiction is real, growing and as prevalent as alcohol addiction. Dr. David Lacocque, a University of Wisconsin psychologist and frequent presenter on this subjuct, shares what he has learned in seven years of working with clients with this issue.…

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EQ: Emotional Intelligence

2011-11-25 :: Insights with Dick Goldberg
Length: 29s

How is EQ different than IQ? What means more to career and relationship success – raw brain power or Emotional Intelligence? Can EQ be learned? These questions are addressed with Dick’s guest: author, expert and EQ lecturer Patricia Clason. For … Continue reading

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