Passions vs Emotions, The Common Sense, and Dr Jean Rioux

Join me as I compare and contrast the ancient and the modern understanding of emotions, Aristotle asks the question, “Are there more than five senses?”, and I interview Dr Jean Rioux of Benedictine College about what therapists need to know from Aristotle’s De Anima. Dr. Jean Rioux is a professor and chair of the philosophy department. He and his wife, Maria, raise their children in a renovated farmhouse a few miles outside Atchison. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, he completed his graduate work in philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, earning the M.A. in 1984 and … Continue reading Passions vs Emotions, The Common Sense, and Dr Jean Rioux

New APA Guidelines and Dr Gregory Bottaro

Join me this week as I take up the APA Guidelines for working with men and boys and, on a much more delightful note, I talk with Dr Gregory Bottaro about the state of contemporary psychology, what it’s like being a Catholic Psychologist, and his book “The Mindful Catholic.” Dr Bottaro is the founder and Executive of the CatholicPsych Institute which offers a varity of online courses about psychology. He is also the author of “The Mindful Catholic”  a book which explores the relationship between the Catholic practice of abandonment to Divine Providence and practical exercises of clinical mindfulness. Continue reading New APA Guidelines and Dr Gregory Bottaro