Being Human Podcast - Episode 94: How Change Actually Happens, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 11 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 94 of the Being Human Podcast: How Change Actually Happens, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 11 of 12)

Welcome to the second-to-last episode of the Certification series! For this week’s episode, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan, and Amy Grace are back together to explore how change and transformation happens, particularly within the Mentorship relationship.

Discussed in this episode:

  • How healing and change happens in and through relationship; 
  • What is a corrective emotional experience?
  • The importance of differentiating between our emotions and the problematic behavioral expression of those emotions;  
  • Mentorship as a modeling of the parental relationship and a means of revealing God’s love for us;
  • How the rupture and repair in a Mentorship relationship can help facilitate a client’s ability to trust God;
  • “Am I paying you to love me?” The ethics of exchange of monetary value and the importance of growing a company which separates billing and care; 
  • How any investment in intellectual, physical, or psychological development needs to be seen as part of our path to sainthood; 
  • Why people get stuck in a certain developmental stage, and what is needed to progress beyond that stage;
  • The Certification as a means of teaching people how to help others.


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About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.