WITH DR. MARK LERNER
A TIMELY INNOVATIVE TV SERIES
“Challenges don’t define us. How we respond to them often does.”
—Dr. Mark Lerner
Distinguished “clients” enact unscripted SESSIONS from a challenging time in their lives and ultimately elucidate how they harnessed their painful emotional energy to overcome.
In 2008, an HBO drama entitled “In Treatment” debuted and ran through 2010. The program, about a psychologist and his patients, aired five nights a week. It won critical acclaim and numerous honors, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Writers Guild awards. There was clearly an audience for fictitious, meticulously scripted therapy sessions.
Today, there is an unquenchable thirst for video on demand (VOD) content by VOD services and viewers alike. SESSIONS with DR.MARK LERNER is an inspiring and enlightening TV series focusing on the lives of renowned individuals who have overcome and become.
Episodes cold open in years past, where distinguished “clients” enact unscripted SESSIONS from a turbulent time in the sanctuary of a psychologist's office. Viewers are the proverbial flies on the wall, keenly observing clients articulating authentic unscripted thoughts and feelings. The psychotherapeutic milieu provides a unique forum for people to elucidate their stories. Ultimately, clients return in the present day and share with Dr. Lerner how they harnessed their painful emotional energy to become who they are today.
People have a fascination with the lives of renowned individuals, particularly those who have overcome adversity. While interviews are structured and cognitive, rehearsed and thought-based, SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER are unscripted and real.
The set, audio and lighting are minimalistic — two armchairs in a serene office setting, drawing all attention to the client and psychologist.
“Dr. Mark Lerner is an extraordinary teacher and healer, caring deeply about the pain of others. His works are a road map toward recovery and a path away from unjust suffering.”
Media Expert and Best-Selling Author
ABOUT DR. MARK LERNER
Dr. Lerner is a clinical and forensic psychologist, author, speaker and consultant who focuses on helping people through challenges and change. As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc., Dr. Lerner regularly provides practical information, training and support for organizations and corporations, educational institutions, healthcare providers and first responders around the world.
For over thirty years, Dr. Lerner has been called upon to consult with and train organizations, including private and public corporations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, police and fire departments, universities and schools, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United Nations in New York and Paris, France.
Dr. Lerner frequently works with the legal community, serving as an expert witness in cases involving traumatic stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and with corporations in addressing emotional wellness and the development of organization-based Crisis Management Teams. The United Nations has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.
Dr. Lerner is the founding president of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and former chairman of the National Center for Crisis Management. He is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, utilized around the world, and has authored several books based on this model including Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, A Practical Guide for School Crisis Response and A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response. He has additionally authored It's OK Not To Be OK ... During a Crisis, Surviving & Thriving ... Living Through a Traumatic Experience, and CrisisNotes.
Dr. Lerner began his professional life over 40 years ago as a musician and entertainer. Today, he presents on-screen in SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER.