John Amodeo

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Interview with Ande Anderson from Avaiya: Breaking Free from Abandonment and Betrayal

Interview with Ande Anderson  from Avaiya: Healthy Relationships

Mindfulness and Spirituality in Psychotherapy (talk given to the Redwood Empire chapter of the of Marriage and Family Therapists, April 24, 2014

Talks & Interviews

Podcast: "What We Can Learn About Blame and Responsibility," Conversations about What Matters Most, with Allen Berger and Thom Rutledge; Nov. 1, 2020.  Allen and Thom welcome their colleague and friend, Dr. John Amodeo, to discuss the problems that arise when we become stuck in blame of others or self and the importance of distinguishing that blame from genuine responsibility. Dr. Amodeo draws on his decades-long experience in clinical practice and from the wisdom of his books (Love & Betrayal, The Authentic Heart, and Dancing with Fire) to convey practical guidance for his client, readers – and Start Right Here listeners. All three share experiences from clinical practice and their personal lives.


A 20 minute talk at an Emotional Sobriety Zoom meeting on the difference between blame and responsibility, Oct. 15, 2020.  Introduced by psychologist and author, Dr. Allen Berger.

Podcast: What Can The US Capitol Attack Teach Us About Ourselves?  Conversations About What Matters Most, with Allen Berger and Thom Rutledge, January 17, 2021. 

Therapist and author Dr. John Amodeo joins us in conversation about the attack on the Capitol and how we might be able to contribute to healing. Much of the episode is framed by an excerpt from John’s new article on his Psychology Today blogsite: “Psychological Causes of the Attack on Our Capitol.”  Highlights include how communication can become less contentious if we can work toward a paradigm shift, away from all/none and either/or thinking toward communication that is characterized by “conversations to convey rather than conversations to convince.” The American Psychological Association has published "Beyond Your Bubble", to provide guidance for us to improve how we communicate politically.