Sunday, March 25, 2012

3/25-Stress and Law Enforcement

Did you know that police officers have the highest suicide rate among professions? Ed Donovan discusses the amount of stress that occurs to professional police officers on a day-to-day basis and the responsibility that they must withstand.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

3/18-Dr Carol Scott talks to Dr. Michael Heitt

Dr. Michael Heitt - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice.  The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment.  He is a former Chair and Member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and is current the Chair of their Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996.  He is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Loyola University Maryland.  Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.

Dealing with (or Being) the Disruptive Professional

It seems like we’re hearing about violence in the workplace, bullying and general incivility more and more lately.  And almost everyone has had a “toxic boss” at one time or another.  What can be done about the disruptive professional?  How can you learn to manage your stress when you are working with someone who is particularly disruptive?  Our next show will feature Dr. Michael Heitt, a clinical and consulting psychologist, and we will address the issue of disruptive behavior in the workplace and how to cope with this very stressful situation.

For more information about Dr. Heitt’s work with disruptive professionals and with the organizations in which they work, you can visit his websites, and


Monday, March 12, 2012

3/11-Dr. Linnda Durré and Surviving the Toxic Workplace


Linnda Durré, Ph.D. - Psychotherapist, Writer, Author,
Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, author, business consultant, international speaker, corporate trainer, TV and radio talk show host, media guest, and a magazine, Internet, and newspaper columnist. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor (twice), Daytime, Canada AM, Good Morning America, and the local and/or national news programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, NPR, CW, and PBS. She hosted and co-produced "Ask The Family Therapist" on America's Health Network, which was associated with the Mayo Clinic and aired from Universal Studios Orlando. She was the weekly psychotherapist on CW's syndicated morning show, "The Daily Buzz". She hosted and produced, "Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durré", on a PBS affiliate. She hosted and produced, "The Dr. Linnda Durre Show", on an NPR affiliate. She hosted and produced "The Linnda Durre Show", a celebrity interview radio show in Orlando. She has written for Forbes, AOL, Monster, Orlando Business Journal, A & U Magazine, Orlando Leisure Magazine, In Focus Magazine, and American City Business Journals She currently writes a bi-monthly column on toxic and difficult bosses

Sunday, March 4, 2012

3/04-Broken Heart Syndrome

Dr. Wittstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his B.A in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. in 1985 and his medical degree in 1990 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then served as Assistant Chief of Service on the Osler Medical Service. After completing fellowship training in cardiology at Johns Hopkins where he concentrated in heart failure and cardiac transplantation, Dr. Wittstein joined the division of cardiology as full-time faculty in 1998. His clinical focus has been in the areas of critical care and heart failure/transplant. His research has included work in basic cell signaling as well as the effect of nitric oxide on cardiac function. More recently, Dr. Wittstein’s research has focused on the effects of emotional and physical stress on cardiac contractile function as well as the effects of neurologic injury on myocardial contractility. In February 2005, his manuscript in the New England Journal of Medicine brought international attention to the poorly recognized syndrome of Stress Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome), a syndrome of acute myocardial stunning that is believed to be catecholamine mediated. He is currently involved in both clinical and basic projects that are attempting to define the precise pathogenesis of this syndrome. He is nationally recognized for his work on Stress Cardiomyopathy and is an expert in the field of stress related cardiac disease.