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#43 | Dr. Avigail Lev | Cultivating Meaningful Relationships

Jul 21, 2023

Parent Projects - Aging In America
Parent Projects - Aging In America
#43 | Dr. Avigail Lev | Cultivating Meaningful Relationships



Today, our Guest is Dr. Avigail Lev, a licensed clinical psychologist based in San Francisco, California. Her areas of specialty include ACT & Schema Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Personality Disorders, and has already co-authored 3 books on those subjects. Her goal as a therapist is to provide her patients with the tools to choose the actions and behaviors that express their deepest values. “In the face of distress or other challenges, living from your values will enable you to lead a meaningful life and to be the person you want to be.

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00:00 – Intro

01:22 – Welcome to the Show

02:51 – Introduction to Dr. Abby Lev

04:15 – Abby’s Call to Action

06:29 – Schemas

08:44 – ACT Treatment Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

12:17 – ACT in a Parent Project

15:17 – ComForCare Ad

16:18 – Schema Common for Caregivers

21:28 – Obligations

25:10 – Understanding Each Person’s Autonomy

29:53 – Social Need vs Obligation

31:40 – Sibling Consideration

35:37 – What Can We Do?

42:36 – Pros and Cons of Understanding our Schema

48:33 – Parent Projects Connect Ad

49:03 – Recap

52:17 – What Do I Need from this Experience

57:28 – Final Thoughts

58:48 – Outro



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