Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves

April 9, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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Episode Description

People break our trust. People lie, mislead, and behave in ways that can violate both explicit contracts like marriage or presumptive contracts like friendship. Even institutions can betray us and hurt us in ways that impact our confidence. Betrayal is fundamental to the human condition, and yet because of betrayal blindness, it often goes undetected. We are vulnerable to not being able to identify repetitive, hurtful interactions that impact our self worth and our ability to have healthy relationships. What is betrayal and how does it impact us? Why are we often blind to betrayal? How do we become aware of betrayal and heal from its effects? Tune into The Mary Waldon Show as we welcome Jennifer Freyd, Phd to help us answer these questions. Dr. Freyd is a betrayal researcher and co-author of the book Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves, We are Not Being Fooled. This is an hour you don't want to miss!

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.

Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

Episode Directory

April 2013

  • 4/16/2013: Special Encore Presentation: Experiencing Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Listen Now
  • 4/9/2013: Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves Listen Now
  • 4/2/2013: Special Encore Presentation: Talking Back to Dr Phil: Alternatives to Main Stream Psychology Listen Now

March 2013

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