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Oct 19, 2022

Quote: “It’s good to listen to the other side. Listening to people in an atmosphere of respect without judging them, no matter what they say, just listen to the other side and their perspectives.” Dr. Karyne Messina

This was such a great interview packed with so much inspirational information that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series. Here’s the link to Part 1:

We have seen a major shift in the political landscape over the last several years. It seems that we have become fairly desensitized to hearing outrageous statements made by those in power. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Karyne Messina to talk about populist leaders and how they systematically create chaos in order to divide the parties and keep everyone off balance.

Karyne is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author. Her previous books include Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization: Psychoanalytic, Social and Institutional Manifestations (Routledge, 2019) and Aftermath: Healing from the Trump Presidency, Washington, DC (IPI Press, 2020). Her latest book, Resurgence of Global Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame-Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge Publishing, August 2022), offers evidence of how populists can wrest power and sow discord while eroding democratic processes in a slow decline towards authoritarianism.

Authentic Touch Points:

  • Perpetuating a fear-based mindset. 2:00
  • Finding common ground. 5:00
  • How fear is affecting business. 11:00
  • Trauma is ongoing. 14:00
  • Karyne’s book intentions. 16:00
  • Taking responsibility. 18:30

Karyne is a supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and is on the medical staff at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Additionally, she maintains a full-time private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Messina received a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and then earned an M.A. and a doctorate from George Washington University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Board of Psychoanalysis, and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

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