Resource Type: Films

PsychAlive has produced a vast selection of educational documentary films on topics of relationships, parenting, self-development and violence and suicide prevention. We welcome you to browse through our selection of available documentaries.

Life, Death, & Denial

Life, Death, and Denial was filmed during a series of seminars on the subject of death anxiety. The participants in the discussion describe their reactions as children when they first learned about death. In addition, they explore their responses to success and improvement in life circumstances—events that make them feel more vulnerable to the ultimate… Read more »

The Impact of Parenting on Child Development: An Interview with James Garbarino

James Garbarino Ph.D. is an author and Professor at Loyola University Chicago. An expert in the field of child and adolescent development, he specializes in violence-related issues, such as the impact of violence on children, maltreatment of children and child aggression. Dr. Garbarino holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding… Read more »

Effectively Intervening with Violent Behavior: An Interview with Peter Fonagy

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, as well as the Freud Memorial Professor  of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. Dr. Fonagy’s clinical expertise centers around issues of borderline psychopathology, violence and early attachment relationships. He is also the Chief Executive… Read more »

Creating Meaning: An Interview with Sheldon Solomon

Dr. Sheldon Solomon is a social psychologist and the Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. He is best known for developing Terror Management Theory, along with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski, which is concerned with how humans deal with their own sense of mortality inspired by the ideas of Earnest Becker. Dr. Solomon… Read more »

Treating Suicide – A Cognitive Behavioral Approach: An Interview with Dr. David Rudd

David Rudd, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of suicidology. He is Dean of the College of social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Utah, where he also serves as Scientific Director for the National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Rudd has served as President of the American Association of Suicidology and the… Read more »

Negotiating Safe Places – Behavioral Regulation and Social Engagement: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Porges

Dr. Stephen Porges is a developmental psychologist and neuroscientist who specializes in the neurobiology of social behavior. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Brain-Body Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Bio-Engineering, and… Read more »

Advances in the Treatment of Suicidal Clients: An Interview with Dr. David Jobes

David Jobes, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and expert in the field of suicidology. Dr. Jobes is a Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. He also runs the CUA Suicide Prevention Lab, which researches suicidal risk assessment and recently developed a novel therapeutic approach to suicide prevention… Read more »

Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation: An Interview with Dr. Christine Courtois

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist and expert in the field of trauma. Dr. Courtois has authored numerous books including Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide (2009),Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (2010, 1988), and The Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach (2012). She is Co-Founder of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program,… Read more »

Dynamics of Suicide: An Interview with Dr. Israel Orbach

Dr. Israel Orbach (1943-2010) was a clinical psychologist and professor, who specialized in suicidal behavior and suicide prevention. For more than 40 years, Dr. Orbach actively engaged in teaching, research and psychotherapy. He was one of the founders of the Israeli Association for Suicide Prevention, where he served as the first president. Dr. Orbach published… Read more »

Terror Management Theory: An Interview with Dr. Jeff Greenberg

Dr. Jeff Greenberg is a social psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona, where he is the Social Psychology Program Head. Dr. Greenberg is known for coining the concept of Terror Management Theory, along with his colleagues, Sheldon Solomon and Tom Pyszczynski. He developed Terror Management Theory after realizing that two of his primary… Read more »