Margaret Walker is a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) candidate in Human and Organizational Psychology at Touro University, she holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University with post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Rutgers University. In addition to serving as founder and managing clinical director of her private psychotherapy practice, Ms. Hurst currently serves as Program Director of two residential substance abuse treatment facilities on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Additionally, her work in Human and Organizational Psychology is focused on behavioral health organizations and identifying impactful methods of improving treatment outcomes for patients in marginalized communities.
Christophe Difo and Sean Prophet talk to Ms. Walker about the pitfalls of social media, recovering from Republicanism, functional / rational libertarianism, cognitive biases, self-interest, self-actualization, addiction, treatment and Alcoholics Anonymous. We also discuss false right-wing claims of victimhood, (the wolves in victims’ clothing), and prosocial responses to narrow human self-interest in the form of efforts toward altruism, reciprocal and otherwise.