The AFTA Podcast

This podcast explores current therapy practices and research-oriented approaches. Host Navid Zamani interviews 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. 17: Karen Gail Lewis

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Karen Gail Lewis about sibling therapy, the practices of tracking sibling ghosts from early childhood that affect their adult lives, and ways therapists can incorporate this into their practice

Ep. 16: Manijeh Daneshpour

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Manijeh Daneshpour about the intersections of the professional, personal, and political, feminism and cultural backdrops, and the influence of international geopolitics on our lives.

Ep. 15: Dumayi Gutierrez

Friday Feb 03, 2023

Friday Feb 03, 2023

Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Dumayi Gutierrez about the experiences of ethnically, sexually and gender diverse communities, the influence of an intersectional minority stress model, and its hopeful integration into a family therapy framework.

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

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Wednesday Nov 30, 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

Monday Oct 31, 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

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

Saturday Jul 30, 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.

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