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A Return to the Relationship: Counseling Beyond Symptoms

The Theory of Change Podcast

Release Date: 12/17/2018

AHC Fireside Chat: What is Human Nature? show art AHC Fireside Chat: What is Human Nature?

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This is a bonus episode of the podcast brought to you in collaboration with the Association of Humanistic Counseling. Fireside Chats are, spontaneous, free form conversations where counselors gather and discuss topics relevant to this year's theme; "raising the question of what it means to be human." The topic of tonight's dialogue seeks to answer the question, what is human nature?

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On this episode we meet Dr. Tracy Witte, an associate professor at Auburn University. She is the director of the Suicidal Behavior and Pathology Lab producing research on the complexities of suicide and modes of prevention. This episode discusses the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior, understanding risk factors, and preventing suicide.

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Frantz Fanon: The Conditions of the Colonized Mind show art Frantz Fanon: The Conditions of the Colonized Mind

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Today we meet Dr. Charles Peterson, an associate professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin College. His research focuses on Africana philosophy, film, and Africana political and cultural theory. We discuss the Philosophy and life of Frantz Fanon and the effect of colonialism in society and in our consciousness. Answering questions of how to be critical of foundational structures of power and identity. 

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Applications of Humanistic Counseling Part I: Counseling Ex-Offenders show art Applications of Humanistic Counseling Part I: Counseling Ex-Offenders

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On this episode we learn from Dr. Mark Scholl, an associate professor of counseling at Wake Forest University, about his work in counseling the ex-offender population. His scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches to counseling and supervision; Existential counseling and psychotherapy; Constructivist approaches to counseling; Career counseling with ex-offenders & individuals with disabilities.

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I Believe You: Survivor Advocacy on College Campuses  show art I Believe You: Survivor Advocacy on College Campuses

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We meet Melissa Sawyer, a counselor who is the Coordinator of Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy for Safe Harbor at Auburn University. We discus students and teachers who experience interpersonal violence, sexual assault and will include topics like the physiological and neurological components of sexual assault to the legal barriers and implications for reporting.

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Bearing Witness: The Essentials of Disaster Mental Health show art Bearing Witness: The Essentials of Disaster Mental Health

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Dr. Lennis Echterling is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology at James Madison University. Dr. Echterling’s research focuses on crisis intervention, resilience/thriving, disaster/terrorism. We will explore the role of the mental health professional in relief efforts for disasters along with some of the components of post traumatic growth and helping survivors cope with extreme loss.

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The Family Meal: An Introduction to Culinary Arts Therapy show art The Family Meal: An Introduction to Culinary Arts Therapy

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On this episode we meet Julia Ohana LMSW. She has pioneered Culinary Arts Therapy. She uses cooking as a mode of healing and bonding. She talks about cooking, relationships, and using clients' kitchens as setting for self development and therapy.

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The Narratives of Immigrant Youth  show art The Narratives of Immigrant Youth

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On this episode we meet Rafael Martinez, a PhD Candidate in Chicano and Chicana Studies at the University of New Mexico.His research conducts a deep social, historical and political analysis of immigrant rights and undocumented youth. We discuss identity, activism and working with immigrant youth.

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Talking Tough Topics with Children  show art Talking Tough Topics with Children

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On this episode of the podcast our hosts Dr. Alfredo Palacios, Dylan Gunther, and Dr. Jessica Tyler sit and discuss what to consider when talking to children about challenging topics. We discuss strategies for communicating with children and having those hard conversations in a developmentally appropriate way. 

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The Hat Trick: Counseling the Human, the Student, the Athlete  show art The Hat Trick: Counseling the Human, the Student, the Athlete

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In this episode we are joined by Lindsay Portella who is a counselor in private practice and doctoral student at Auburn University. This episode’s discussion identifies some of the issue’s athletes experience regarding mental health that occur as a result of the expectations for performance placed upon them. She delves into the implications that exist surrounding student athlete identity development, transition and the existential crisis that can occur following the end of an athlete’s college career.

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In this episode we are joined by Dr. James Hansen. We discuss theoretical issues pertaining to our understanding of client distress. Moreover we discuss diagnosis and the limitations of symptom-based concepts of mental health.

Dr. Hansen is a professor of counseling at Oakland University. His scholarship focuses on philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling, particularly [neo] pragmatism, epistemology, and theoretical integration. In addition, Dr. Hansen is a leading scholar on mental health culture, a topic that is the focus of one of his recent books: Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling and Psychotherapy.

For more work by Dr. Hansen, visit his website https://sites.google.com/site/jamesthansenphd/

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