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Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Jody Adewale is a Psychologist based in LA ~

There is now a catalogue of over 30 episodes of Selfie Reflective - so trust that I’m not exaggerating when I say that this has to be one of the most jam-packed episodes thus far. 

Today, we speak with Dr. Jody Adewale, a licensed psychologist based in LA. Dr. Jody has a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Psychology. I’ll let him explain more about his work in a second, but Dr. Jody is also a former football player at the University of Southern California, which gives him a unique lens on his work, and the author of two books. The first of which is called Absent Fathers, and discusses the phenomenon of paternal absence in a male’s life, and, in particular, the male’s own perception of the role that their father’s absence played in their lives. The second  is titled ‘Who Can Curly Trust”, and it addresses the therapeutic processes in a way that children and low functioning teens and adults can understand. 

As you’re about to hear, Dr. Jody is a passionate, engaged and caring individual. In this episode, he speaks to us about the trends he has noticed and insights he has gleaned about the impacts our technological landscape is having on people based on the lived experiences and anxieties that are reported by those who come through his practice.

In terms of topics, Dr. Jody and I cover a tonne of ground, including how young people are coping with tech, why comparison is such a huge issue on social media, how identity is being impacted, why our capacity to empathise is being stretched too thin, addiction, empathy fatigue and why we have to be really careful about what we are reinforcing in relation to mental health online - and much, much more. 


Find Dr. Jody Adewale on the Psychology Today database. 

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