Why Toxic Positivity Doesn’t Work (and Can Even Make Things Worse) with Dr. Alec Miller

In this episode, I have a conversation with my friend Dr. Alec Miller. He’s pretty big time in the field of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) having co-developed the DBT treatment for adolescents. Alec has always been someone who I learn a LOT from – he’s both brilliant and easy to talk to – and today is no different. We talk all about invalidating ourselves, emotion phobia, why toxic positivity doesn’t work – and even make things worse – and how sensitivity is a true superpower. 

Dr. Alec Miller is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC) which is a large group practice and training center based in White Plains and New York City, NY. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.  He is perhaps best known for adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents and their families. He’s also impressively published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as four books, including the DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents. As a clinician, Dr. Miller is a practitioner of CBT and DBT and treats adults, adolescents, couples and families in White Plains, NY.

You can find out more about Alec Miller’s therapy practice at https://www.cbc-psychology.com and by finding him on linkedin.

Produced by Dear Media.


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