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Phenomenology for Counselors: The Value of Subjectivity

The Theory of Change Podcast

Release Date: 03/14/2019

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

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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." Tonight's dialogue continues our discussion from the last fireside on human nature in helping relationships.

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This episode invites listeners to question the nature of our decisions and consider if free will actually exists. Some believe humans are free to choose and act as they desire, while others argue our behavior is determined or governed by internal and external forces. We meet Dr. Duffy Wilks, a counselor, author, and retired associate professor of psychology. Dr. Wilks is a theorist specializing in free will.

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In this episode Dylan Gunther is joined by Dr. Evelyn Hunter and Dr. David Chae to discuss different factors associated with health disparities that plague historically marginalized groups. More specifically we dive into the links that exist between the social environments and experiences that contribute to mental health issues in marginalized groups that share associations with aspects of physical health and mortality.

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

The Theory of Change Podcast

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 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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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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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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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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On this episode, we meet Dr. Brett Wilkinson. He is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research priorities include integrative aspects of cognitive complexity in counselor preparation and practice; phenomenological pedagogy and research; humanistic training methods and models; therapeutic change mechanisms; and metacognitive supervision strategies. Dr. Wilkinson introduces listeners to phenomenology as both a philosophy and method. We discuss the value of the subjective experience in both research and the counselor-client relationship.

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