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Anger Management Course

A 10-module anger management training course with a Biblical perspective, for Christians and non-Christians who are interested in integrating their anger management approach with the wisdom of God's teachings. Each of the ten modules is designed to be easy to read, simple to follow, and immediately applicable to your situation. A few modules include homework to be completed and emailed back to Dr. Z. The course includes a personal anger management plan that can be fully customized to fit your specific needs.

Forgive Yourself and Others

This is a lecture on the subject of dealing with hurtful behavior in our most important relationships. Renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker addresses the psychological defense mechanism of denial and explains how good people of high moral values can act out of character at times. The damage caused from betrayal, dishonesty and selfishness in our most trusted relationships can take a lifetime to heal. Learn why others have surprised you with their bad behavior, and some reasons why you may have acted out of character yourself in the past.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

More Videos and Audios by Dr. Baker

More videos and audios by Dr. Mark Baker are available at www.drmarkbaker.com

Why Do People Fight About Money?

Most people spend the majority of their lives earning money and pursuing financial security. While money is important, psychological research has shown that beyond the poverty level it is completely uncorrelated with happiness. So why is money the major reason people fight in marriage? Because it has both tangible AND symbolic meaning to all of us. This lecture by renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker explores the many possible meanings money can have for you, and the multitude of ways you can end up in fights over it with the most important people in your life.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

More Videos and Audios by Dr. Baker

More videos and audios by Dr. Mark Baker are available at www.drmarkbaker.com

Why Do Good People Have Affairs?

In this lecture renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker addresses the epidemic in our society of affairs in marriage. It is estimated that 40% of men and 25% of women have affairs and the damage caused to American homes by their infidelity can not be calculated. Learn why good people have affairs, what the signs are and what you can do about it if it has happened to you. Few people set out to have affairs and almost everyone who has one believes it is wrong, which is why we need to be aware of the danger signs and protect our marriages now more than ever.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

More Videos and Audios by Dr. Baker

More videos and audios by Dr. Mark Baker are available at www.drmarkbaker.com

How To Love Someone Who Makes You Mad

This is one of renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker’s most popular lectures. Learn why conflict is essential in your intimate relationships and how to become a better person because of it. This lecture includes practical suggestions for resolving conflict and dealing with anger in loving ways.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

More Videos and Audios by Dr. Baker

More videos and audios by Dr. Mark Baker are available at www.drmarkbaker.com

Three Keys to Having Better Relationships

What are the essential elements in a secure and close relationship with someone? Renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker will tell you in this one hour recording. In this lecture you will learn how empathy is different from sympathy, closeness is different from being around someone all the time, and how love is more than a feeling. If you can master the three keys to better relationships you will most likely live longer, have fewer physical and emotional problems and eventually die a more satisfied person with your life.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

More Videos and Audios by Dr. Baker

More videos and audios by Dr. Mark Baker are available at www.drmarkbaker.com

 

A Good Marriage: Safer Together Forever

An easy to read, concise paper on how to create a good marriage that is a safe haven for both spouses. In its fold, both partners come to feel emotionally secure and emotionally stable. They become physically, emotionally and cognitively connected to each other. There is no challenge or difficulty that cannot be confronted and successfully managed together, as a couple. In the safe haven of marriage, each spouse feels freer to be truly herself or himself. Both partners learn to make adjustments  to better fit their personality to the other, and over time these changes become almost effortless, are positively motivated, and are long-lasting. Neither feels compelled to be significantly different from his or her true self.

Work, Leadership, Institutions and Culture

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher of the late 6th century, observed that all flows and nothing is stable (Henkel, 1971). All is in constant change and therefore we must learn to live in situations of uninterrupted change interrupted by moments of precarious stability. If a system is inherently complex, diversified and unstable, every component becomes a source of change from which a new order of things may derive. Change is the distinguishing trait and the dominant paradigm of our times. All work organizations exist in a state of continuous change, some large, other minor (Kent, 2003). This state creates a constant need to make decisions that will guide the adaptation to these changes (Cunningham, 2006; Gayler, 2006). An important variable of organizational change is the culture of the company. In some cases, culture facilitates change; in other cases, it hinders it (Poelmans & Sahibzada, 2004; Statt, 1994).

A Concise Primer on Psychoimmunology

In their study of the consequences of a negative self-evaluation on the immune system, researchers from the University of Wisconsin sought to validate the assumption that negative affect induced by a negative self-appraisal can mediate changes in immune responses (Strauman, Lemieux, & Coe, 1993). The study relied on self-discrepancy theory to examine the impact of certain stressors on an individual’s self-evaluation. This is consistent with other studies that correlate the impact of stressful life events to the meaning or personal appraisal of the stressor by the individual, whereby positive or negative self-evaluation is closely associated with distinct responses to stress and coping styles (Segerstrom, Taylor, Kemeny, & Fahey, 1998; Stowell, Kiecolt-Glaser, & Glaser, 2001).