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.

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