The AFTA Podcast

This podcast is intended facilitate dialogue and conversations about current therapy practices and research-oriented approaches. Danna Carter, Ph.D., LMFT began this podcast to create a space for diversity of thought and action in the field of family therapy. It’s current host, Navid Zamani, continues this dialogue with scholar practitioners of the American Family Therapy Academy to capture current interests and curiosities of guests, the evolution of these curiosities over time, and implications for practice/theory in family therapy.

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Episodes

Ep. 14: Shawn Giammattei

Saturday Dec 31, 2022

Saturday Dec 31, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Shawn Giammattei about gender affirming care for youth within the context of family therapy and a broader political landscape, the intersections of the parental experience in their gender journeys and sense of ambiguous loss, and the usefulness of mapping love in families

Ep. 13: Peter Fraenkel

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Peter Fraenkel about last chance couple’s therapy, and the role of pleasure, culture, and humor in the therapy relationship

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guests Karen Quek & Alex Hsieh about the themes that emerged in writing their new book and the intentionality required in supporting faculty of color in higher education

Ep. 11: Patricia Papernow

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Patricia Papernow about the gap of knowledge in working with step-families and the limitations of using approaches and maps based off of working with first-time families.

Ep. 10: Sandy Stith

Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Sandra Stith regarding the ways she is navigating multiple ideological perspectives in domestic violence work, negotiating tensions with couples in violence, and how we can maintain a international collaboration while being cautious of colonialism.

Ep. 9: Nancy Rappaport

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Nancy Rappaport on how family therapists can be critical players in navigating the school systems, practices and approaches with students who are struggling in school, and the passion for the possible.

Ep. 8: Laura Gambrel

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Laura Gambrel on embodied social justice, contemplative practices, and the application of this work across several contexts.

Ep. 7: Wonyoung Cho

Monday May 02, 2022

Monday May 02, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Wonyoung Cho on what is drawing her attention in her work in regards to social justice in MFT programs, observations from the "3rd space", and the intersections of COVID and spirituality.

Ep. 6: Gene Combs

Saturday Mar 26, 2022

Saturday Mar 26, 2022

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Gene Combs on what's been drawing his attention in family therapy work. Combs shares some constructive criticisms of a post-professional family therapy world, as well as examines possibilities through reconsidering time, relationships, and eurocentric assumptions of our therapeutic practices.

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