About Eugenio Duarte

Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Miami.

NBN Episodes hosted by Eugenio:

Todd McGowan, "Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets" (Columbia UP, 2016)

March 23, 2023

Capitalism and Desire

Todd McGowan
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

If you have ever gotten excited over buying a new object only to feel let down once you acquire it, then today’s discussion will be relevant to you. M…

Željka Matijasević, "The Borderline Culture: Intensity, Jouissance, and Death" (Lexington, 2021)

November 7, 2022

The Borderline Culture

Željka Matijasević
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Borderline personality disorder is no longer a secret. Many people who are not therapists know what it is and see it as a fitting description for thei…

Elizabeth F. Schwartz, "Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise" (New Press, 2016)

October 27, 2022

Before I Do

Elizabeth F. Schwartz
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Happily, those days are over. But he…

Jamieson Webster, "Disorganisation & Sex" (Divided Publishing, 2022)

October 14, 2022

Disorganisation & Sex

Jamieson Webster
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Do we always know our own desire? How does it elude us? In her new book, Disorganization & Sex (Divided Publishing, 2022), Jamieson Webster makes us t…

Tamara McClintock Greenberg, "The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook" (New Harbinger, 2022)

September 20, 2022

The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook

Tamara McClintock Greenberg
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

If you've experienced long-term or repeated trauma--such as childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, betrayal, or prolonged emotional abuse--you…

Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, "Hatred of Sex" (U Nebraska Press, 2022)

August 11, 2022

Hatred of Sex

Oliver Davis and Tim Dean
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

How well do we understand our relationship to sex? According to Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, authors of the new book Hatred of Sex (University of Nebras…

Nancy L Segal, "Deliberately Divided: Inside the Controversial Study of Twins and Triplets Adopted Apart" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021)

April 27, 2022

Deliberately Divided

Nancy L Segal
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

A lot can be learned from scientific twin studies about the relative contributions of nature versus nurture to human experience. However, when such st…

Galit Atlas, "Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients, and the Legacy of Trauma" (Little, Brown Spark, 2022)

November 24, 2021

Emotional Inheritance

Galit Atlas
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Loss and trauma are ubiquitous, yet we are often unaware of their presence in our individual and family histories, much less how they affect us presen…

Roy Richard Grinker, "Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness" (Norton, 2021)

September 1, 2021

Nobody’s Normal

Roy Richard Grinker
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Stigma about mental illness makes life doubly hard for people suffering from mental or emotional distress. In addition to dealing with their condition…

Julie Lythcott-Haims, "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult" (Henry Holt, 2021)

August 13, 2021

Your Turn

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

"Adulting" has now become a verb, and it scares us. Yet it is also essential if we are to live our best, most authentic lives. So how do you do it if …

Hope Edelman, "The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss" (Ballantine Books, 2020)

August 11, 2021

The AfterGrief

Hope Edelman
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Grief is a long-misunderstood experience that many people believe proceeds according to predictable steps ending in ‘closure.’ According to Hope Edelm…

Judith Brisman et al., "Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends" (Harper Perennial, 2021)

August 2, 2021

Surviving an Eating Disorder

Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman and Margot Weinshel
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

When someone you love appears to be struggling with an eating disorder, it is hard to know what to say or do. Families and friends need information an…

Jane Ward, "The Tragedy of Heterosexuality" (NYU Press, 2020)

July 22, 2021

The Tragedy of Heterosexuality

Jane Ward
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

If opposite-gender partnerships remain the societal ideal, then why are so many straight couples miserable? Author Jane Ward has been studying this qu…

Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian, "Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious" (Routledge, 2018)

July 21, 2021

Psychoanalysis in the Barrios

Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Psychoanalysis began as a politicized form of treatment for people from all walks of life. Yet in the United States, it has become divorced from these…

Walt Odets, "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives" (FSG, 2019)

February 9, 2021

Out of the Shadows

Walt Odets
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

The progress that has been made by the gay rights movement can sometimes obscure the work that is still left to be done. In his new book, Out of the S…

David A. Treleaven, "Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing" (Norton, 2018)

January 27, 2021

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

David A. Treleaven
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Mindfulness meditation has become the mental health practice du jour, and rightfully so, given all of its benefits: greater presence, clarity and calm…

Mark Gerald, "In the Shadow of Freud's Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Offices" (Routledge, 2020)

December 30, 2020

In the Shadow of Freud's Couch

Mark Gerald
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Psychotherapy offices are typically thought of as existing in the background of treatment, but they are brought to the foreground in Mark Gerald’s new…

Mithu Sanyal, "Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo" (Verso, 2019)

December 11, 2020


Mithu Sanyal
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

My guest today, author Mithu Sanyal, describes the topic of rape as a ‘cultural sore spot,’ one that requires yet eludes wide conversation. Her latest…

Gina Rippon, "Gender and our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds (Vintage, 2020)

November 16, 2020

Gender and Our Brains

Gina Rippon
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

There is a long history of brain research that seems to legitimize widely held beliefs about the men versus women. According to my guest, much of that…

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, "It’s Not Always Depression" (Random House, 2018)

October 29, 2020

It’s Not Always Depression

Hilary Jacobs Hendel
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Depression and anxiety are not what you think they are, according to my guest. Often thought of as presenting problems in their own right, it might ma…

Steven H. Knoblauch, "Bodies and Social Rhythms: Navigating Unconscious Vulnerability and Emotional Fluidity" (Routledge, 2020)

October 27, 2020

Bodies and Social Rhythms

Steven H. Knoblauch
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Psychotherapy tends to be thought of as a verbal enterprise, wherein participants speak and construct meaning through words. However, much goes on bet…

Tamara McClintock Greenberg, "Treating Complex Trauma: Combined Theories and Methods" (Springer, 2020)

October 9, 2020

Treating Complex Trauma

Tamara McClintock Greenberg
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

Relationship problems, struggles with substance abuse, poor memory, and difficulties with emotions are typical symptoms of complex trauma—yet many tra…

Mark Borg, Jr., "Don’t Be a Dick: Change Yourself, Change Your World" (Central Recovery Press, 2019)

August 27, 2020

Don’t Be a Dick

Mark Borg, Jr.
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

When we are hurt, we hurt others—yet when they hurt us back, we wonder why. This is one of the central phenomena addressed by Mark Borg, Jr. in his ne…

J. Weinberger and V. Stoycheva, "The Unconscious: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications" (Guilford Press, 2019)

June 15, 2020

The Unconscious

J. Weinberger and V. Stoycheva
Hosted by Eugenio Duarte

The concept of the unconscious has a complicated place in the history of psychology. Many areas of study ignored or outright denied it for a long time…