Philosophy Gets Personal

Susi Ferrarello

Welcome to Philosophy gets Personal, the podcast funded by California State University East Bay. This podcast is a series of conversations between Dr. Susi Ferrarello and Philosophers from around the world exploring the ever persistent question of “what is the meaning of life” from an intimately personal perspective amongst other topics in philosophy. Our host, Dr. Ferrarello received her PhD in philosophy from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She is an expert in Phenomenology, Ethics, Moral Psychology and, Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy. Dr. Ferrarello is currently a professor of philosophy at California State University East Bay, and also a philosophical counselor. Follow our social media accounts for episode updates, highlights and other behind the scenes material.

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Zapien gets personal with marital affairs, technology and psychoanalysis
Sep 10 2022
Zapien gets personal with marital affairs, technology and psychoanalysis
Why do we cheat? Is technology ruining our lives? Can we really be happy in this life? In this episode Dr. Susi Ferarello is joined by Dr. Nicolle Zapien to discuss about technology, the way it affects our personal life and what psychoanalysis can do to make our life better. Dr. Nicolle Zapien is a licensed clinician with two decades of experience. She is currently a candidate training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC). She is a member of the PINC visiting scholar committee and its ethics committee. Dr. Zapien recently won an IPA research grant to study teleanalysis during COVID using phenomenological research methods. She is the founder of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Technology ( and the host of Technology and the Mind (, a podcast dedicated to conversations with seasoned psychoanalysts about the impact of consumer technology on our minds and relationships.From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Zapien served as Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology and Health at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). During this appointment she oversaw six clinical training degree programs, the department of field placement, and five training clinics. While at CIIS, she also served on the IRB and chaired the research committee.She has authored 2 books, Clinical Treatment Directions for Infidelity and Ethical Experience, as well as several academic articles addressing decision theory, ethics and clinical practice.She works in Oakland California in private practice.