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The Darker the Berry, The Deeper The Hurt: Featuring Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD. and Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

A Date With Darkness Podcast

Release Date: 03/22/2020

Reporting Child Abuse, Featuring Nicole Stolar-Peterson, LCSW-BCD show art Reporting Child Abuse, Featuring Nicole Stolar-Peterson, LCSW-BCD

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Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD joins us today to talk about reporting child abuse. Nicol provides education on when we should report child abuse, why it's important to report it, and challenges that state agencies and law enforcement have with proving cases of child abuse. 

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This solocast suggests ways to extend or offer help to children and families who are experiencing narcissistic abuse. Each suggestion is not suitable or applicable to every case of narcissistic abuse. 

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How to Find and Attract Safe Relationships With Healthy Partners show art How to Find and Attract Safe Relationships With Healthy Partners

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This solocast is all about taking the steps to find safe relationships and emotionally healthy partners. I discuss how we work on ourselves and seek out qualities in partnerships that will foster loving healthy relationships. From mindset shifts to taking risks, this episode is for you if you desire finding love that will nurture your spirit.

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Exploring Environmental and Genetic Factors of Abuse, Featuring Yolanda Renteria, LPC show art Exploring Environmental and Genetic Factors of Abuse, Featuring Yolanda Renteria, LPC

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Yolanda Renteria, LPC and I explore how the body stores memories of trauma and how trauma is passed down from generation to generation. Our bodies are wired for survival and store these painful experiences deep within our genetic makeup.  Our genetics and trauma survival mechanisms contribute to repeated cycles of abuse. 

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Increasing Self-Care Practices and Managing Emotional Burnout: Featuring Michelle Goodloe, LCSW show art Increasing Self-Care Practices and Managing Emotional Burnout: Featuring Michelle Goodloe, LCSW

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On this episode, Michelle Goodloe LCSW and I explore what it means to be emotionally burned out. Michelle discusses the signs of emotional burnout in abusive relationships and how to prevent it. Michelle and I have a candid discussion about self-care, why it's important, how we make time for it, and why it's not a selfish act. 

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The Narcissistic Mother and Daughter Dynamic; Featuring Ronica Cormier show art The Narcissistic Mother and Daughter Dynamic; Featuring Ronica Cormier

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On this episode, Ronica Cormier and I take a deep dive into narcissistic mothers and their dynamics with their daughters. We discuss the short and long-term impact of daughters who have narcissistic mothers.

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Why It's Not a Good Idea to Remain Friends With a Narcissist After a Breakup show art Why It's Not a Good Idea to Remain Friends With a Narcissist After a Breakup

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After a breakup with a narcissist, it can be tempting to want to stay connected, especially if the breakup wasn't your choice. I explore why it's not a good idea to stay friends with a narcissist and it is better to cut the cord and move on. I propose solutions on what you can do to work on healing. 

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Why You Have Difficulty Trusting Others show art Why You Have Difficulty Trusting Others

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I discuss why we develop trust issues. I explore why we have difficulty trusting ourselves and others, especially after leaving an abusive relationships or when there was a rupture in the relationship.

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What to Do Instead of Waiting for An Abusive Person to Change show art What to Do Instead of Waiting for An Abusive Person to Change

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On this episode, I discuss tips on working on yourself instead of focusing on the potential of the abuser in your relationship. It's important to manage your mental health instead of focusing your efforts on someone who is abusive. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Inner Critic, Featuring Dr. Maria Mercedes Dominguez,  PhD, LMFT show art Everything You Need To Know About Your Inner Critic, Featuring Dr. Maria Mercedes Dominguez, PhD, LMFT

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Dr. Maria Dominguez PhD, LMFT joined us today, and she had a lot of useful information to give us regarding the inner critic. Dr. Dominguez and I explore how we internalize criticism and how we speak to ourselves, and even how our inner voices are influenced by oppression and abuse. She clarified how are inner is developed and the long-term it has. 

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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in California. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma. 

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are educational information and suggestions. They may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner.

Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. a sex therapist and owner of A Nod In the Right Direction psychotherapy. Dr. Donna Oriowo and I discuss the overt abuse that darker-skinned people face in our society. Specifically, we talk about colorism, texturism, and the privileges that lighter skinned people have in their relationships and the workforce because of the standards of beauty. There is also a special introductory reading of a clip of my dissertation by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, founder of Therapy for Black Girls

*Note: Minor technical difficulties in the episode's audio

Resources:

Find a therapist at: Therapy For Black Girls

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To connect with Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. 

Email questions/comments/suggestions to Dr. Jones at [email protected]
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