Jeren Montgomery recently completed an MA in clinical psychology and is working towards becoming a marriage and family therapist. He is also working on the “front lines” of the pandemic in a nautical-themed grocery store. He talks about the adjustments everyone had to make to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak and why he’s uncomfortable with people thanking him for “his service.” He and Bridget discuss his long journey towards psychology, overcoming addiction, becoming sober, and how often their brains try to lie to them and tell them they’re not really addicts. They cover the lack of men entering the field of psychology, some of his weirder experiences at a ultra-progressive school when getting his degree, the need for resilience, and how therapeutic coaching might help a whole generation of men who are struggling to find their voice. Check out Jeren’s website at justjeren.com

Full transcript available here: WiW79-JerenMontgomery-Transcript

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  1. Bryan McAllister Inactive
    Bryan McAllister
    @bmcallis

    Another great, and insightful conversation.  This one delves into the real world, as Ms Phetasy interviews an associate at a grocery store in LA.  These are crazy times for that line of work.  Interesting to hear someone interviewed who isn’t lost in the rarefied strata of the esoteric where pundits are known to romp.

    But, it was also interesting to catch a glimpse into the profession of counseling and therapy, as the guest – Mr Montgomery went back to school as a 40-something, to complete an MA in clinical psychology.  His experiences a troubling future for that field and for society, as it sounds that psychologists are being trained to help patients realize that the patient is not responsible.

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  2. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor
    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito
    @HankRhody

    For anyone else who’s curious the website is up.

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