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December 01st 2015:Listening, Empathizing, Agreeing, and Partnering in Schizophrenia

Dr. Xavier Amador, the Founder of the LEAP Institute, is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and leader in his field. He describes his research, personal life and professional experience. He explains LEAP (“Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner”), its focus on relationships, and the purposes he saw for it. He discusses the challenges created by schizophrenia for individuals who live with it, for their families and family caregivers, and for providers of medical treatment for schizophrenia. He explains how LEAP helps in overcoming the most challenging of the challenges. He says what more

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Dr. Xavier Amador

Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and leader in his field. His books, authoritative clinical research, worldwide speaking tours and extensive work in television news and entertainment make him truly unique among his peers. His work as a leading individual, family, child and couples’ therapist has been featured on PBS NOVA, ABC Prime Time Live, and NBC Bravo. He's author of many popular books including I am Right, You’re Wrong, Now What?; I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!; When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to help without losing yourself. He draws on thirty years of experience as a therapist, his personal story, and solid research when giving advice.
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