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Mental Health News Radio: An Interview with Dr. Julia Bolton Holloway

A few summers ago I met perhaps the most unforgettable human being I have ever known– Julia Bolton Holloway. This 70-something year old Anglo-American resided a short walk from my temporary residence on Borgo Pinto (street) in the city of Florence, Italy. I was there for the month of July 2014 to enjoy being a tourist, grieve the passing of my beloved father, and study as a guest of my cousin, Dr. Nancy Shaffer, while she attended a course on Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy”, which drew faculty from various colleges and universities in the U.S.

Some of my listeners may recall that I had sought out a Florentine psychotherapist, Paolo Molino, Ph.D. while I was abroad. My hope for this trip to be a real working vacation became a reality the moment our high-speed Internet and link to Skype were established but I had never thought that I would meet two incredible individuals who represent a wide diversity in the mental health field. Furthermore, who would have imagined that I would be able to record interviews with them for Mental Health News Radio? While meeting Dr. Molino was something I worked hard to schedule, encountering Julia was purely a serendipitous event.


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