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Episode 47: Dr. Robert Schwebel: "Leap of Power"

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Release Date: 11/05/2019

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Welcome to episode 47! 

Today Zach Rhoads speaks with Dr. Robert Schwebel about his latest book, Leap of Power (available now). 

Robert Schwebel is a clinical psychologist who developed The Seven Challenges Program: holistic life counseling for people with alcohol and other drug problems. This program is widely used for adolescents across the United States in hundreds of organizations (Learn more about the adolescent program from his book, "The Seven Challenges.")

More recently, Dr. Schwebel has established a version of his program for adults which he describes in his latest book, Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life-- and which is the theme of today's discussion.

Dr. Schwebel tells Zach about the story of his career, his basis for creating the Seven Challenges Program, and he explains the differences between the adolescent and adult versions of his program.

Zach and Robert also take questions from listeners. 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SevenChallengesProgram/

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/robertschwebel

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robert.schwebel.phd/

Contact Robert using the following email: sconner@sevenchallenges.com 

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