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Mar 8, 2024

Today’s Guest: Barry Hill is a now kinda retired LMFT clinician and Rady Children's Hospital AAMFT-certified Clinical Supervisor. He was adjunct faculty at San Diego State University in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology for eleven years. He has had over 500 counseling students and trained 70 MFT and Psychology interns. His speciality is Post-Modern approaches to Family Therapy. He has always played guitar, composed, and sung in some format. From early bluegrass bands, through electric blues and hard rock in the 1970s and '80s to original indie rock in the 2010s to now acoustic singer songwriter. He recently completed an album of original acoustic material. He is now 74 years old and the name of the new album is "74." He performs around San Diego, mostly at songwriter showcases and circles. He also sometimes performs with his multi-talented musician son, Matthew Hill. Barry tells us he is filled with gratitude for his "place in the world" at this time of his life.  



  • Bringing an interactive and collaborative approach to educating and training new therapists

  • What to do or say when we don’t know what comes next in the therapy room

  • The freedom and out-of-the-box nature of working with “difficult” clients

  • Shifting to focusing on solutions rather than problems in therapy by asking clients who they want to become and what small steps they can take to achieve that



  • Barry Hill

Contact Barry at b9hill(at)




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