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Venturing the Complexities of Grief

The Theory of Change Podcast

Release Date: 12/04/2019

Stepping Into a New Paradigm: Enhancing Dialogue on Race and Injustice Part II show art Stepping Into a New Paradigm: Enhancing Dialogue on Race and Injustice Part II

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Communities worldwide have been pushing for systemic change and transforming our social structures toward justice. Conversations about race and injustice can be transformative, liberating and hostile. This episodes includes a panel conversation on the nature of these conversations and how to enhance how we can have more productive dialogues on race and justice. 

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Stepping Into a New Paradigm: Enhancing Dialogue on Race and Injustice Part I show art Stepping Into a New Paradigm: Enhancing Dialogue on Race and Injustice Part I

The Theory of Change Podcast

Communities worldwide have been pushing for systemic change and transforming our social structures toward justice. Conversations about race and injustice can be transformative, liberating and hostile. This episodes includes a panel conversation on the nature of these conversations and how to enhance how we can have more productive dialogues on race and justice. 

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Dr. Julie Hill Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Auburn University talks about theories of career development that suggest how we fit work into our life design rather than our lives into our vocation. Empowering clients to author their career narratives, career construction theory offers fresh perspectives into the relationship of the self to the world of work. 

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Dr. Christian Chan joins us to discuss the dynamics of gender in career development. Dismantling social structures that foreclose what career experiences are most suited for whom is a chief task of career counselors. Dr. Chan is an assistant professor of counselor education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a scholar of multicultural issues in counseling.

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Friend of the Podcast Dr. Ian Levy returns to continue our dive into Hip Hop and Spoken Word Therapy. We discuss the relevance of hip hop culture and craft in hearing the voices of youth and promoting expression and self development. Dr. Levy is a New York City Native and Assistant Professor at Manhattan College.

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Dr. Lou Marinoff is a philosophy professor the City College of New York, Founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, and author of renown works such as Plato Not Prozac. In this episode we discuss philosophy as means of self development and value of dialogue as a mode of personal growth. 

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Nonviolence and Civil Unrest: A Narrative of Resilience from The Civil Rights Movement Part II show art Nonviolence and Civil Unrest: A Narrative of Resilience from The Civil Rights Movement Part II

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In this two-part episode Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.  talks about the philosophy of nonviolence. As a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC in 1960 he helped organize the sit ins in Tennessee and the Freedom Rides. He applied the principles of nonviolence in organizing the movement for voter registration and civil rights in Selma Alabama. 

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Nonviolence and Civil Unrest: A Narrative of Resilience from The Civil Rights Movement Part I show art Nonviolence and Civil Unrest: A Narrative of Resilience from The Civil Rights Movement Part I

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In this two-part episode Dr. Bernard Lafayette talks about the philosophy of nonviolence. As a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC in 1960 he helped organize the sit ins in Tennessee and the Freedom Rides. He applied the principles of nonviolence in organizing the movement for voter registration and civil rights in Selma Alabama.

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On this episode we meet Dr. Micheal Bishop, a philosophy professor at Florida State University and author the the book The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Wellbeing. We discuss Dr. Bishop's origional theory of happiness and unpack the complexities of sustaining happiness. 

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On this episode we meet Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado an associate professor of counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. We discuss how to foster sociopolitical action with youth. We talk about how to make purposeful use of social tension and take critical perspectives of our society that leads to action. 

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In this episode we meet Dr. Jillian Blueford of the University of Denver and Dr. Nancy Thacker of Auburn University, scholars and practitioners of grief counseling. We discuss and debunk the stages of grief as we currently understand them. We explore theories of grief and the complex and profound process of experiencing and healing from loss.

Contact us at The Theory of Change Podcast theoryofchangepodcast@gmail.com

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Additional work by our guests. 

Blueford, J. M., & Adams, C. R. (in press). Using an attachment lens to conceptualize grief: Practical implications for human services professionals. Journal of Human Services.
 
Thacker, N. E. & Gibbons, M. M. (2019). Complicated grief in rural Appalachia: Using feminist theory to reconcile grief. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 41, 297-311. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.41.4.02
 
Wheat, L. S., & Thacker, N. E. (2019). LGBTQ+ loss experiences and the use of meaning reconstruction with clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13, 232-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2019.1627973
 
Thacker, N. E. & Blueford, J. M. (2018). Resolving value conflicts with physician-assisted death: A systemic application of the counselor values-based conflict model. The Professional Counselor, 8, 249-261. https://doi.org/10.15241/net.8.3.249