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Podcast: Living a Life of Empathy and Experience

October 17, 2019

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On today’s episode, Trevor discusses his perception of self and feeling that he is useless. He is joined by Sophia L. Maurasse, MD, medical director of McLean’s 3East Girls Intensive and Step Down Programs. Sophia discusses her difficult childhood experience fleeing from war-torn Liberia and how she uses her past experiences to help girls with borderline personality disorder.

Episode Highlights

  • Sophia details her role at the 3East program (14:09)
  • Sophia describes the specific skills needed to tolerate emotional distress (25:46)
  • Sophia talks about growing up in Liberia during a civil war (47:07)

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