Shrink Rap Podcast: Effects of Meditation and CBT on the Brain


Shrink Rap Interviews: Philippe Goldin - Please wait a moment while the audio uploads Click here to listen to this Shrink Rap Interview with Drs. David VanNuys and Philippe Goldin.

Philippe Goldin, Ph.D., is a research scientist and head of the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.

He spent six years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He then returned to the U.S. to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University.

His NIH-funded clinical research focuses on:

functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders,

– comparing the effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain-behavior correlates of emotional reactivity and regulation, and

– training children in family and elementary school settings in mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety and enhance compassion, self-esteem and quality of family interactions.

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