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Zip across the radio dial
in almost any city and you're likely to find self-help
programs that claim to solve listeners' problems.
But few offer the straightforward, authoritative
advice on family health issues available on Voices
In The Family, a weekly public radio program
hosted by Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. In 2006, Voices
in the Family is celebrating 20 years
of thoughtful discussion on what it means to be
human in today's fast-paced world.
Each week, Gottlieb and guest experts, joined by thoughtful callers, discuss
issues that affect individuals and society. The
show covers the emotional and psychological implications
of everything from children and religion to sexual
abuse and the law, sibling relationships, hate groups
and the impact of natural disasters. Voices
admits listeners to unseen worlds, presenting an
author's first hand description of schizophrenia,
Voices offers a mix of solid information -- beginning with Gottlieb's thorough interview of his guests, followed by intelligent, sympathetic responses to audience inquiries. He guides callers through a series of questions that clarify both their own experience and its broad implications. Sprinkled throughout are bits of humor that come with listeners' acknowledgment of our common foibles.
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As a 33-year-old
psychologist, gaining respect from his peers and
raising two young daughters, life seemed perfect
for Dan Gottlieb, until…
a near fatal automobile accident on the Pennsylvania
Turnpike left him paralyzed from the chest down.
ensuing years, he faced depression, divorce and
the death of his sister and parents. Throughout,
he continued his career, his humanity and his compassion.
He maintains a successful family counseling practice;
teaches; writes books and a newspaper column. He
does it all by observing life from his unique vantage
point, and gaining unusual insight into what it
means to be human.
began his practice as a psychologist and family
therapist in 1969, first as a staff psychologist
and later specializing in drug and alcohol treatment
before going into private practice in 1983.
Daniel Gottlieb has been the host of Voices
in the Family. Voices is an award-winning
mental health call-in radio show, produced by and
broadcast on WHYY 91FM, the greater Philadelphia
region’s leading public radio station.
than 10 years, Dr. Dan, as he is affectionately
known, has written Inside Out, a bi-monthly
column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He
has also published three books: Voices in the
Family (Penguin); Voices of Conflict, Voices
of Healin g (iUniverse), a compilation of his
favorite Inquirer columns; and his latest,
Letters to Sam: A Grandfathers Lessons on Love,
Loss and the Gifts of Life (Sterling), written
to his autistic grandson, which will be released
in the spring of 2006. In addition to his writing
and radio show, he lectures locally and nationally
on a variety of topics affecting the well being
of people, families and the larger community.
of his successes and accomplishments, Dr. Dan considers
himself "simply a psychotherapist." He
is the proud father of two daughters and a grandfather.
his experience, he has unique understanding into
both the solitude and growth that accompany suffering.
What he is truly about is expressed most clearly
on his business card, which says: Dan Gottlieb --